Ray Lewis postpones retirement talk

In recent weeks, there had been talk that Ray Lewis was perhaps nearing the end of the line.

After all the Ravens did something they had usually not done in the past going 4-0 during a stretch where Lewis was injured. But after playing well in Sunday's 20-13 victory over Houston in the AFC Division Playoffs on Sunday, Lewis isn't having any retirement talk with the AFC Championship and the New England Patriots looming on the horizon.

“Let me sum it up for all players: this is a one-time thing,” Lewis said in an interview aired on NFL Network's “NFL GameDay Morning” on Sunday. “We don’t get youth back, so there isn’t any coming back to this for me. If we go win the Super Bowl this year, what am I supposed to look at my team and say? Individually, ‘I have two, I’m done.’ Or do I look at my fellas and say, ‘Let’s scrap it up one more time, let’s see if we can make this run one more time.’ That’s all what the legacy is about: togetherness and to hoist that Lombardi with my boys. There is nothing I wouldn’t give up for that.”

For all his impact on the Ravens and the league, Lewis still has played in only one Super Bowl, and that was 11 seasons ago. So you know, he wants to return to the big stage one final time before he does decide to retire.

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