SB XLVII: Career Finale for Ray Lewis and Possibly Others
Fascinating story lines abound as we are at the eve of Super Bowl XLVII and Championship Sunday. LB Ray Lewis from the Ravens and WR Randy Moss from the 49ers are two veteran NFL stars making headlines.
Lewis, a 17 year National Football League veteran, is seeking his second Super Bowl ring, while Moss is seeking the first championship of his 15 year NFL career. The Ravens will send Lewis out in style!
Baltimore Ravens: LB Ray Lewis hopes for a fond farewell
After being sidelined for ten games with a triceps injury, Ravens 13 time All Pro Ray Lewis decided he was getting a little long in the antlers. Prior to returning for the Ravens Wild Card playoff home game against the Indianapolis Colts, Lewis announced his retirement plans. After his recent play, Baltimore, where Lewis has played for his entire career, may ask him to reconsider his decision.
Raytorious L52 led the Ravens with 17 tackles (10 solo) in Baltimore’s playoff win over Denver but he’ll ride off into the sunset after the Super Bowl. While Lewis played in the Ravens Super Bowl XXXV victory, players like C Matt Birk (15 years) S Ed Reed (11) and WR Anquan Boldin (10 years) are still searching for a Championship ring. Boldin played in Arizona’s SB XLIII loss vs. Pittsburgh.
San Francisco 49ers: Randy Moss seeks icing on his Hall of Fame career
Often outspoken, sometimes misunderstood, San Francisco WR Randy Moss is also in the twilight of his Hall of Fame career. While we don’t share his self proclaimed “greatest wide receiver ever” call, Moss has had an amazing 15 year NFL career. “Super Freak” sits third on the NFL receiving yards list with 15,292 – behind Terrel Owens (15,721) and the incomparable Jerry Rice (22,895).
While Moss as only been a 49er for basically a cup off coffee, Niners long-snapper Brian Jennings has played his entire 13 year career in San Francisco. Punter Andy Lee joined the 49ers in 2004 as a 6th round draft pick and All Pro running back Frank Gore was a 3rd round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. Gore has been a tough grinder throughout his career and he deserves to win a Super Bowl.
Ray Lewis & Crew will hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy (+145 ML)