Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/1/13
Ray Lewis left the game of football a two-time champion after winning Super Bowl XLVII, but the now-infamous power outage that occurred in the third quarter almost derailed the Ravens victory, and Lewis doesn’t believe the strange occurrence was accidental. Prior to the blackout, Baltimore was leading the 49ers by a score of 28-6. The Ravens seemed to be cruising to a sure victory, but once darkness fell at the Mercedes Benz Superdome, the game was postponed by a 34-minute delay. When the power was finally restored, San Francisco stormed back from a 22-point third-quarter deficit, and almost completed an improbable comeback victory. To those watching at home it seemed improbable, but the Ravens linebacker thinks the 49ers got some help staging their rally. During an interview for NFL Films’ “America’s Game,” which chronicles the Baltimore’s Super Bowl victory, Lewis provided a theory behind the power outage, and it turns out No. 52 dabbles in conspiracy theories. “I’m not gonna accuse nobody of nothing — because I don’t know facts,” Lewis said, according to USA Today. “But you’re a zillion-dollar company, and your lights go out? No. No way. “Now listen, if you grew up like I grew up — and you grew up in a household like I grew up — then sometimes your lights might go out, because times get hard. I understand that. But you cannot tell me somebody wasn’t sitting there and when they say, ‘The Ravens [are] about to blow them out. Man, we better do something.’ … That’s a huge shift in any game, in all seriousness. And as you see how huge it was because it let them right back in the game.” While it was ultimately Entergy New Orleans, the power company who supplied electricity for the big game, who took the blame for the outage, a new name has thrown his name in the hat after hearing of Lewis’ thoughts on the matter. San Francisco 49ers CEO, Jed York set the record straight when he sent out his humorous reply on Twitter. @ProFootballTalk there is no conspiracy. I pulled the plug— Jed York (@JedYork) September 01, 2013 The “America’s Game” show will air Monday night at 9 p.m. on NFL Network. Filed under: Anna Fogel, Baltimore Ravens, Headlines, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl
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