Saturday, January 5, 2013
Sunday is officially Lewis' final home game
By Jamison Hensley
Baltimore fans will have to say goodbye to Ray Lewis on Sunday.
With the Bengals losing at Houston, there is no chance for the Ravens to host another game in the postseason (the fourth-seeded Ravens would be the lowest remaining seed if they win). That means Sunday's wild-card game against the Colts will officially be the last time Lewis will play a game in Baltimore. Lewis announced this week that he would retire at the end of the season.
"That moment to walk out of that tunnel Sunday, every, every, every person that was a Ravens fan -- 1996 and to this day -- we will all enjoy that moment," Lewis said of his final home game. "We will all savor in that moment, and I can’t tell you how I will feel when that moment comes. I can only tell you it will be probably one of the glorious moments of my life.”
The Ravens have won their last 12 home games with Lewis in the lineup. Their last loss with Lewis at M&T Bank Stadium came against the Steelers in December 2010.
In his 17 NFL seasons, Lewis is 80-36-1 (including playoffs) in Baltimore. At M&T Bank Stadium, which opened in 1998, Lewis has a 73-28 record, a .722 winning percentage.