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In an era of high-powered offense in the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers both bring hard-hitting defense to next Sunday's Super Bowl.
Second-half shutouts - and injured opponents - in the conference title games are the latest reminder that defense still matters.
The 49ers' defense ranked third this season in points allowed at 15.5. The Ravens gave up 20, but were missing Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs for stretches.
The Ravens were whistled for a league-high 19 personal fouls and penalized more yards overall than anyone else. The 49ers tied for fourth with 15 personal fouls and ranked fifth in penalty yardage.
Says Ravens cornerback Cary Williams: ''It's in our DNA. We don't bring in guys that's timid. We don't bring in guys that's not going to hit.''
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Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says that he forgives Patriots receiver Wes Welker's wife for the disparaging comments she made about him on Facebook.
Remember when Saturday Night Live was funny? Well, SNL had a nostalgic moment of good comedy last night with Kenan Thompson playing a hyper-emotional Ray Lewis on "Weekend Update." The "ascend into heaven" line locks it up. Well done, SNL. Well done.
Ray Lewis has been an obnoxiously huge part of the story of the upcoming Super Bowl. After he announced his retirement, he's tried his best to make his send-off into an inspirational epic a la Remember The Titans.
Saturday Night Live took a crack at having Kenan Thompson impersonate Lewis during the Weekend Update. Thompson has the head nod down, and that'...
Never has an athlete been more ready to grab the bully pulpit provided by the excessive word orgy that is the lead-up to the Super Bowl than Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
The question is: Are we ready for what he has to say?
Because if the Gospel according to Tebow led to unnecessary controversy, which it did, wait until they get a load of The Gospel according to Ray. He has been...
Lock yo doors Kenan Thompson, nobody makes fun of Ray Lewis and lives to tell about it. Watch this hilarious Ray Lewis spoof from last nights Saturday Night Live. Keenen does a great Ray impression and plays through the interview even with a detached retina. I’m really starting to hope the Baltimore Ravens win the [...]
The fine folks at Saturday Night Live decided to take advantage of the last episode leading up to the Super Bowl.SNL star Kenan Thompson portrayed Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis in this 3-minute clip from late Saturday.Thompson joined Seth Meyers in the Weekend Update portion of the broadcast and came fully equipped with face-paint, a No. 52 Ravens jersey, and of course, a...
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis met with the media at the Super Bowl on Monday, and he was rocking quite an interesting ‘do. The veteran’s hair was nice and tight as if he just got it all prepared for the big week. But there was one thing that stood out: his hair line seemed to have been sprayed on in some parts:
Goodness, it looks like he already has a helmet on.
Prior to the Baltimore Ravens’ playoff run, veteran
linebacker Ray Lewis announced that he would retire following the 2012 season.
It’s carried him through to the Super Bowl, and Lewis continues to say he’ll
hang up his cleats following this weekend’s final game of the season. However,
long-time teammate Ed Reed is skeptical about Lewis’ retirement talk, according
Although it may not sit well with Steelers fans, Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey admitted that he's pulling for the Ravens in the Super Bowl. But why?
Saturday Night Live decided to spoof Super Bowl bound Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis.Keenan Thompson took on the duties in the “Weekend Update with Seth Meyers segment. Keenan donned Lewis’ trade mark skully and thick eye black plus found a way to get Lewis’ famous squirrel dance in.
Check it out.
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Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed seems to still be holding out hope that his teammate, linebacker Ray Lewis won’t retire after this week’s Super Bowl. “Maybe he’ll play 10 games next year,” said Reed, per NFL.com. Lewis has already made it clear that he’s not pulling a Brett Favre. Once he says he’s done, he’s done. Even though Reed has already made it clear he’ll...
Baltimore Ravens hard-hitting safety Bernard Pollard believes the NFL won't exist 30 years from now because of player-safety concerns and the long term effects of the hard hits he and others put on players.
Pollard told CBS Sports' Clark Judge that he doesn't think fans
“Saturday Night Live” is always on its sports game. Check out this parody of the retiring Ravens linebacker by actor Kenan Thompson, who was clearly typecast. It needs some work.-TO
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Thousands turned out to Baltimore's Inner Harbor to send the Ravens off to their second Super Bowl.
Retiring linebacker Ray Lewis, coach John Harbaugh and Ed Reed were among the players who spoke to the crowd Monday before the team got on buses and headed to the airport to fly to New Orleans for Sunday's game. The Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers.
Lewis told the crowd...
As the Baltimore Ravens get ready to play in their second Super Bowl as a franchise, there are moments from the 2012 season that make you wonder how they got there. Forget the fact that Ray Lewis’ retirement motivated the team through the playoffs, and that Joe Flacco carried the team on his back in Denver and New England. There was a great possibility that Ray Lewis’ final game...