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The announcement of the retirement of linebacker Ray Lewis was an emotional boost to the Baltimore Ravens. Last week's Wild-Card matchup, pitted ChuckStrong vs. Lewis' retirement parade. Yes, there was the sensational rookie Andrew Luck versus the traditionally good Ravens' defense. But in the end the game should have been a mismatch from the beginning. It wasn't. The Ravens won the battle 24-9. But it wasn't the mismatch the score indicates.The Colts and their rookie quarterback proved inept in the red zone. The Ravens battled and eventually won. Lewis lined up in victory formation to show his signature moves. Talk centered around elongating the career of Lewis one more game.Now the Ravens must travel to Denver Colorado, to meet the Denver Broncos. The Ravens will need to rely less on emotion and more on their play on the field.The Ravens have a short week against a well-rested Broncos squad powered by Peyton Manning and Von Miller.Do the Ravens stand a chance?
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis made his return from a torn triceps in Sunday's wild-card game against the Indianapolis Colts today at M&T Bank Stadium. The Big Lead grabbed the video. It... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Last Wednesday when Baltimore Ravens All Pro linebacker Ray Lewis announced to the media that this season would be his 'last ride' everyone was taken by storm. Sure, Lewis is 37, and this was probably going to be his last season anyway, but no one expected the news. It had seemed that the longevity of his career would continue. No one outdoes Father Time however, and Lewis...
Last week, Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis told his teammates that this year's playoffs were to be "his last ride". Translation: the 37-year old, Hall of Fame bound defender is retiring after the season.The 17-year veteran made his last trip out of the Ravens' tunnel before their home game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. While doing so,...
Ray Lewis announced prior to the Baltimore Ravens’ playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend that he would be retiring, so most people enjoyed seeing him do his trademark dance one last time. One person who didn’t find it too amusing, though, was Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne.
Wayne found it disrespectful that Lewis did his typical pregame dance, and then came...
Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis (52) celebrates after a play during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Both teams came into this game riding emotional highs; The Colts for their coach as well as assistant coach who has some medical condition as of last...
The Cincinnati Bengals just suffered another play off loss. Of course Bengals fans are already calling for a GM, new coaches, and another QB. This team, however, is a team on the rise, as most serious football fans can see.Owner Mike Brown and head coach Marvin Lewis have effectively put together a very solid core of young, talented players. Andy Dalton has put up numbers that rival...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer Fueled with emotion from the impending retirement of Ray Lewis and a fervent home crowd, the Baltimore Ravens dispatched the Indianapolis Colts in the opening round of the AFC playoffs.
It's going to take more than just unbridled enthusiasm to knock off the top-seeded Denver Broncos on Saturday.
Ray Lewis' last ride now will take him to Denver.
Anquan Boldin, Joe Flacco and a staunch Baltimore defense made sure of that Sunday.
Boldin set a franchise record with 145 yards receiving, including the clinching touchdown in the Ravens' 24-9 victory over Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game. The win delays star linebacker Lewis' retirement for at least another week...
The Baltimore Ravens have the home field advantage going into today’s game as they take on the Indianapolis Colts at M & T Bank Stadium. They even have the, albeit slight, emotional edge heading into this one as legendary and sure fire first ballot hall of famer, Ray Lewis said he was going to hang [...]The post Keys To Victory for the Baltimore Ravens appeared first on Queen City Sports.
The Ravens’ defense has played well with Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata and Ed Reed all playing together for the first time this season. However, they’ve gotten little help from the offense.
Ray Rice fumbled in the red zone on the Ravens first possession. That ended a promising drive that began at their own 48-yard line.
The Colts returned the favor when Andrew Luck coughed...
Inside linebacker Ray Lewis will be active for his final home game at M&T Bank Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts.
For the Colts: RB Delone Carter, DT Kellen Heard, S Delano Howell, OT Tony Hills, WR Nathan Palmer, G Joe Reitz and CB Teddy Williams
For the Ravens: S Omar Brown, DT Bryan Hall, LB Adrian Hamilton, G/T Ramon Harewood, CB Chris Johnson, G Jah Reid and WR Deonte Thompson