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.
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?
The Ravens gave up a franchise-record 49 points Thursday. It's the first game they've ever played without Ray Lewis on the roster.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 6, 2013
The #Ravens did not give up a franchise-high 49 points tonight because Ray Lewis isn't around any more. Easy storyline, but just not true.
— Ryan Mink (@ryanmink) September 6, 2013
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.