[The Baltimore Sun]
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. —— Ray Lewis knelt on the field and put his head on the ground, practically attaching himself to the turf in complete jubilation.
Surrounded by his adoring teammates, the retiring middle linebacker was overcome with emotion following the Ravens’ 28-13 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadim.
For Lewis, it was a triumph of will after telling his teammates that he would be back on the field alongside them after tearing his right triceps in October against the Dallas Cowboys.