Even as CBS told the story of this remarkable linebacker's final home game from the point of Lewis and his Ravens teammates, it missed way too much of another huge storyline: The fans of Baltimore bidding an emotional farewell to a beloved and honored athlete.
Seventeen years of experience was on display Sunday during Lewis' emotionally-charged final game at M&T Bank Stadium. Lewis recorded a game-high 13 tackles in a 24-9 AFC wild-card victory over the Indianapolis Colts and will join his teammates in Denver for Saturday's divisional game against the Broncos.
The Ravens scored 27 first-half points, tying the most ever in the John Harbaugh era, and kept pouring it on from there en route to a 55-20 blowout over the hapless Oakland Raiders in front of an announced 71,339 at M&T Bank Stadium. The 55 points set a new franchise record.
Inside Lacrosse magazine announced Monday that the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic will be played on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at M&T Bank Stadium and the Konica Minolta Big City Classic is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The Ravens' NFL-best home winning streak survived the Dallas Cowboys, but just barely. The result was the Ravens' 31-29 victory in front of an announced 71,384 today at M&T Bank Stadium. Ray Rice scored two touchdowns and Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown.
Every week, I hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Ravens' opponent that week. On Sunday night, the Ravens host the New England Patriots in a rematch of the AFC championship game. Since it's such a big game for both teams, let's go with double coverage this week. I chatted with Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe and Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald about a few hot topics entering Sunday night.
From his first pass, a 52-yard bomb to Torrey Smith on the game's first play from scrimmage, until he gave way to backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor midway through the fourth quarter of a Ravens' 44-13 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Flacco was in complete command.