Ravens Legends: The Top 5 Ray Lewis Moments
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On the way to the Ravens first Super Bowl ring (shown above) was a battle with the Tennessee Titans who had yet to lose a game in the Adelphia Coliseum. The 2000 season was special and no battle was more epic than this divisional round playoff game. The Titans were supposed to be the best team in football. The Titans were supposed to march to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance, but this time they finished much more than a yard short. The Ravens eliminated the Titans in what may have been the loudest statement game I have ever seen.
There were a lot of amazing moments in that grueling but convincing win by the Ravens. The one that stands out the most may be Lewis’s best play of all time. Before we discuss the play here is a little background information that surrounds it. Lewis and Titans running back Eddie George, had a very unique rivalry. Nobody ran harder than George and nobody hit harder than Lewis and back then the Ravens and Titans were divisional foes. With the Titans it was personal, they were the Ravens first great rivalry.
Steve McNair threw a pass to George in the middle of the field. Ray Lewis jumped in front of the pass at the perfect moment. Lewis literally stole the football from the Heisman winning running back and took it to the end zone. This was the biggest play of the game. Words cannot do the play justice because it was as amazing as anything I have ever seen in my life. At that point we knew one thing, the Ravens didn’t care that they were the underdogs. Under the leadership of Lewis the marched in the coliseum and destroyed the Titans.
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