Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Says Goodbye to Baltimore, Prepares For Peyton Manning

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will take on Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in a classic chess match.
<p> Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis played his final home game at M&amp;T Bank Stadium in a win over the Indianapolis Colts, now he prepares to take on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in what could be Lewis' final game in the NFL.</p>

High-stepping, sliding, throwing his fists back and pointing his chest to the sky to let out one final battle cry, Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis made his triumphant return from injury as well as his last appearance as a player in front of the home crowd at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore during a Wild Card Weekend showdown with the Indianapolis Colts.

NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: Wild Card Weekend

A betting preview of each of every game (against the spread) on Wild Card Weekend in the NFL Playoffs.
<p> A betting preview of each of every game (against the spread) on Wild Card Weekend in the NFL Playoffs, including the Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans.</p>

A betting preview of each of every game (against the spread) on Wild Card Weekend in the NFL Playoffs.


Lock of the Week
Win or lose, this is Ray Lewis' last dance in front of the home crowd in Baltimore, expect the city's new team to soar past its former franchise.

2013 NFL Playoff Picks: Wild Card Weekend

Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
<p> 2013 NFL Playoff Picks: Wild Card Weekend, including the Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins.</p>

NFL Playoffs previews and predictions for Wild Card Weekend:

New York Giants vs. Baltimore Ravens Preview and Prediction

Giants need win over reeling Ravens to stay alive in NFC playoff chase
<p> New York Giants vs. Baltimore Ravens Preview and Prediction</p>

The New York Giants will try and keep their playoff hopes alive by handing the Baltimore Ravens a fourth straight defeat when they meet at 4:25 p.m. ET this afternoon on FOX. The defending Super Bowl champion Giants (8-6) must rebound from last week’s disheartening 34-0 loss in Atlanta if they want to have any chance at a possible repeat, while the Ravens (9-5) would like to turn things around in their quest to win a second straight AFC North crown.

5 Injuries That Altered the NFL Season

If they stayed healthy, who knows what could have been
<p> If they stayed healthy, who knows what could have been</p>

When Robert Griffin III limped off the field last Sunday, it figured to be a devastating injury for the Washington Redskins. He’s their most dynamic player and the reason they’ve made a race out of the NFC East. His loss would’ve changed the outlook of the entire division.

5 Most Badass Defensive Players Now that Ray Lewis is Gone

Who's going to fill his very angry shoes?
<p> Who's going to fill his very angry shoes?</p>

When the news hit that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was lost for the rest of the season with a torn triceps muscle, it hit hard – as hard as any hit Lewis has delivered during his remarkable 17-year NFL career. It wasn’t just potentially catastrophic news for the Ravens. It felt more like the end of an era.

Ray Lewis Out For Season; Will He Retire?

Will fans of the NFL ever see Ray Lewis do his famous pregame introduction dance again?
<p> After suffering a torn right triceps, Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis is out for the season. Now the question is, will the future Hall of Famer retire after 17 seasons, 13 Pro Bowls, two Defensive Player of the Year awards and Super Bowl XXXV MVP honors.</p>
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Not with a bang but a whimper. Is this the way Ray Lewis’ Hall of Fame career will end?

“Ray has a triceps tear,” said Ravens coach John Harbaugh, during his Monday press conference. “A complete tear. So he’ll be out for the season.”

AFC, NFC Championship Game Previews

A look at the AFC and NFC Championship Games, with the picks of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A preview of the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game and the New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, plus the consensus picks of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick preview of both the AFC and NFC Championship Games, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Ravens (13-4) at Patriots (14-3)
Sunday, Jan. 22, 3:00 pm ET, CBS

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