Nearly 72,000 fans packed the M&T Bank stadium, to view one of the greatest linebackers of all time, Ray Lewis.
Lewis put on another great show for the fans of Baltimore, as he played his last game in front of his loyal fans.
The Indianapolis Colts came into Baltimore with their own superstar, Andrew Luck, but no one or nothing could take the place of Ray Lewis.
The Ravens defeated the Colts 24-9, to advance to play the Denver Broncos.
Lewis gave his heart and soul to the city of Baltimore.
"I'm not just here to play football, I'm here to actually create real change in this city. If my effort can give you hope, faith or love then so be it. I'll give everything I have and today was about me giving everything I have. Showing people that no matter the circumstances that you may be going through, just push through it."
Lewis was sidelined 12 weeks with a tear in his triceps. Lewis knew that he had to play in front of the fans that helped support him throughout his career one last time, and posted 13 tackles, as the Ravens defense kept the Colt offense from reaching the end zone.
Lewis’s career at M&T Bank stadium had a storybook ending. Coach John Harbaugh decided to place Lewis in the backfield as a fullback as the last playoff the game.
Lewis and the Ravens have a big challenge next week against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Manning is trying to finish writing the ending to his great season, after nearly four neck surgeries that many thought would end his career.
Lewis ran a victory lap around M&T Bank stadium, thanking his fans for their support.
No matter what the future holds for the Baltimore Ravens, there is one fact that is certain.
The Baltimore Ravens organization witnessed one of the greatest defensive players of all time represent them on a weekly basis for 17 years. Lewis served as an example not only on the field in the community.
Ray Lewis played his final home game in a place he called “home”.