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The San Francisco 49ers have been among the top defenses in the league over the past few seasons, thanks in large part to the play of middle linebacker and team leader, Patrick Willis. The Baltimore Ravens have become known for team defense thanks to the play of Ray Lewis for most of the past two decades.Let’s take a deeper look at the pieces that make each of these defenses click.San Francisco 49ers:Let’s think about the San Francisco defense in purely a numbers sense. Five of the defensive starters for the NFC Pro Bowl team had to be replaced when the 49ers made the Super Bowl. In total, six 49ers' defensive players were selected to the team. With the “Smith Brothers” creating a pass rush, Joe Flacco will have to be on high alert. Bryant McKinnie did not play for most of the regular season, and has now been thrust into the starting left tackle position. He manned the position for nine seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, but his attitude has been questionable throughout his car...
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Regardless of what he accomplishes, one night will always haunt Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis for the rest of his life.
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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.
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 middle linebacker Ray Lewis told his teammates to make sure they didn't hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy prematurely. The trophy paid a visit to team headquarters when CBS wanted to tape the players interacting with the Super Bowl trophy Wednesday, but the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year told players it wasn't appropriate to do until or unless they...
Are you sick of Ray Lewis? Is his facepainting and yelling becoming too much for you? Did you roll your eyes when he cried as the National Anthem was played before the AFC Championship Game? Then this video is for you.
“Saturday Night Live” had Kenan Thompson dress up in a Baltimore Ravens jersey and paint his face like Lewis during the Weekend Update with Seth Meyers for a sketch...
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.
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Baltimore Ravens fans want to attend Super Bowl XLVII. It’s Ray Lewis’ last game, it’s the HarBowl and the first time Baltimore has been to the Big Game since 2001. Super Bowl tickets are pretty steep, though; StubHub’s lowest priced ticket Saturday morning was $2,195.00. That’s a whole lot of paper for Charm City.
Ravens fans are resilient. They’ll offer practically...
San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Patrick Willis and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may be friends off the field but they certainly will be enemies on the field come Sunday, Feb. 3 for Super Bowl XLVII.
Willis, who wears the same number as Lewis, No. 52, says the two first competed Click Link Below to Read More!
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
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is hoping to end his career on a Super Bowl high. Teammate Ed Reed is returning next season regardless. "I'll be playing next year," Reed told reporters Thursday before Baltimore's practice for the Feb. 3 Super Bowl. When Lewis announced his intention to retire after the season, he called it a "last ride." The...
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...
While talking to the media today, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed was asked if he plans on retiring after the Super Bowl, like his teammate Ray Lewis.
“I’ll be playing next year. Next question,” said Reed, per the Baltimore Sun.
My thought was that if the Ravens win next week’s Super Bowl, Reed would ride off into the Sunset with Lewis, but I guess not. Then again things...