Ryan Collins

Game 14: Ravens dance to .500 tune

As middle linebacker Ray Lewis put on his cap and fastened his coat, his mind shot back to last year at this time when the Ravens were heading south fast. Some of the players had quit trying, and there were rumors about the coach getting fired at the end of the season.

And football wasn't a whole lot of fun."There were times when teams came in here and did all the dancing and celebrating," Lewis said. "They mocked us, they heckled us. But now it's turned around. We're the ones having all the fun. We're doing a lot of dancing."

The Ravens danced at the expense of the New Orleans Saints yesterday with a 31-8 win before an announced crowd of 67,597 at PSINet...