Ravens Allow Franchise-Record 49 Points In First Game Without Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis It’s still weird not seeing Ray Lewis. Even when he wasn’t on the field you always knew he was there, usually holding a towel and yelling/inspiring teammates. I joke, but honestly it will take some getting used to this season.

On Thursday, the Ravens allowed a franchise-record 49 points against the Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning absolutely tore them apart with 27 completions for 462 yards and seven — yes seven — touchdowns. That’s 50.90 fantasy points in the Baltimore Sports Report Network Fantasy Football League and yes, he’s my fantasy QB.

I’m still devastated though, if it makes you feel any better.

The Ravens secondary, arguably their weakest asset, got torched all game long by Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas and Wes Welker. Each guy had two TDs. Yowza.

So is it any coincidence that the Ravens allowed a franchise-high point total in their first game without their future Hall of Fame linebacker? Couldn’t he have Skyped in from Bristol at halftime or something?

I agree with Mink. Lewis wouldn’t have been able to stop the bleeding, but it certainly is an interesting storyline.

I’m definitely curious watching the post-Ray Lewis Ravens this season.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.


  1. MGW

    September 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I agree Zach, Ray not being there did not lead to their giving up 49 points, but it sure didn’t help.

  2. Flabby Turns

    September 6, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Wish the Ravens played the Bolts this year. Would’ve been a good match up.