Ravens Lewis still producing in year 15 for Baltimore

Ray Lewis Still On Top Of His Game

Has Baltimore’s middle linebacker lost a step?  The answer is a definite ‘No.’  Statically Ray Lewis is tied for 11th for linebackers in the NFL and 7th in the AFC. Keep in mind, the total NFL ranking includes all linebacking positions; outside and inside.

Yes, he may have lost a step in coverage, however the fact remains it’s hard for any linebacker to cover a tight end in today’s pass happy NFL.  Along with continuing to put up consistent numbers, Lewis has made the important game changing plays such as the interception in Pittsburg and the forced fumble against Buffalo.  Let’s not forget Lewis is playing his 15th year in the NFL and competing with some younger players. To continue playing at this high level for as long as he has is simply amazing!

RAY LEWIS

Ranked  T-11th NFL

Ranked 7th AFC

Combined tackles: 73 (57 total, 16 assist)

Sacks: 2

Interceptions: 1

Forced Fumbles: 1

Pass Deflections: 4

SAMPLING OF STATS, TOP NFL LINEBACKERS:

Jerod Mayo, ILB,  New England Patriots (Age: 24)

(Ranked 1st)

Combined tackles: 105 (69 Total, 36 Assists)

Sacks: 1

Interceptions: 0.0

Forced Fumbles: 0.0

Pass Deflections: 0.0

Chad Greenway, OLB Minn. Vikings (Age: 27)

(Ranked 2nd)

Combined tackles 92 (71  Total, 21 Assists)

Sacks: 1

Interceptions:0.0

Forced Fumbles: 1

Pass Deflections: 0.0

Lawrence Timmons, ILB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Age: 24)

(Ranked 4th)

Combined tackles 85 (63  Total, 22 Assists)

Sacks: 3

Interceptions: 2

Forced Fumbles: 1

Pass Deflections: 9

Patrick Willis, ILB, San Francisco 49ers (Age: 25)

(Ranked 7th)

Combined tackles 78 (54  Total, 24 Assists)

Sacks: 2

Interceptions: 0.0

Forced Fumbles: 1

Dhani Jones, MLB, Cincinnati Bengals (Age: 32)

(Ranked T-11th)

Combined tackles: 73 (53 total, 20 assists)

Sacks: 0.0

Interceptions: 0.0

Forced Fumbles: 1

Pass Deflections: 0.0

Curtis Lofton, MLB, Atlanta Falcons (Age.: 24)

(Ranked T-11th)

Combined tackles: 73 (61 total, 12 assists)

Sacks: 2

Interceptions: 1

Forced Fumbles: 2

Pass Deflections: 3

Brian Urlacher, MLB Chicago Bears (Age: 32)

(Ranked 26)

Combined tackles 62 (49  Total, 13 Assists)

Sacks: 1.5

Interceptions: 1

Forced Fumbles: 1

Pass Deflections: 7

Bart Scott, ILB, NY Jets (Age: 30)

(Ranked 44th)

Combined tackles: 47 (30 total, 17 assists)

Sacks: 1

Interceptions: 0.0

Forced Fumbles: 1


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One Response to “Ravens Lewis still producing in year 15 for Baltimore”

  1. Baltimore Balboa says:

    I’m so glad to see now, in the media’s eyes that Ray is just as good and means as much to a team as Brady or Manning, respectively! Although, I still am befuddled about the NFL Networks’ rating of Butkus ahead of Lewis.
    The facts are Ray is a bigger, stronger, faster version of Butkus! Through out his career, he has made a bigger impact “off field” in the locker room as a leader more so than Butkus did in his career!
    When it’s all said and done, Ray will be recognized as the greatest inside linebacker of all time!
    A reminder, the ILB is known as the “quarterback” of the defense!