It was a great sendoff for Ray Lewis in his final home game for the Baltimore Ravens as Baltimore moved on to the AFC Divisional Round with a win over the Indianapolis Colts. Lewis played like he did a few years ago and never showed the age on him. It’s going to be a much different world after this season.
Lewis had a sure interception but dropped it in what would have been a fitting end to his home career. The Ravens played with so much emotion that I didn’t think there was any way they would be stopped on this afternoon and even with the turnovers, Baltimore survived to play another day. The best part about the whole day was when Lewis was introduced and even through the television, it gave me goose bumps with the noise in the stadium.
Lewis may not make it through next week’s game but it has been a storied career and one that will never be forgotten by the fans in Baltimore. They showed him all the love in the world after the team moved from Cleveland and Lewis was in the first draft class made as the Ravens. There is no doubt that Lewis finds his way to the Hall Of Fame in five years and will likely be elected on the first ballot. As fans of the National Football League though, we need to enjoy watching at least one more game from Lewis as we may never see another middle linebacker like him for many years to come.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.