It wouldn’t be surprising if Ray Lewis approached the Super Bowl with a feeling of finality, but the 37-year-old middle linebacker insisted Thursday that he’s thinking only about helping the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers.
The Ravens came out of a three-game losing streak to make it to the big game in The Big Easy. December started off rough for the Ravens with consecutive losses to the Steelers, Redskins and Broncos. But as fate would have it, their lowest point became a turning point.
The San Francisco 49ers will be the better team when they take on the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday. Unfortunately, talent is not the only deciding factor, and the Ravens will have a few things working in their favor that could help them win it all. To make matters worse, these are things that are out of the 49ers’ control, and San Francisco will have to hope that a lot of things go their way on Sunday.
When you’re down in the Big Easy and craving some traditional cuisine or a cocktail to wet your pallet, do you really know the players you need to know for the trip to New Orleans?
The 49ers announced the injury to star defensive tackle Justin Smith is a partial triceps tear, casting serious doubt on his return for the playoffs.
NFL fans who are up to date will know that Patrick Willis has been the best inside linebacker in the league for the last three or four years.