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Lewis says 'Good Bye' to Baltimore in win

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Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 7:50pm

Longtime Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis made his final appearance at M&T Bank Stadium as a player and helped lead Baltimore to a playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Lewis made the most of his final home game, going all out in his trademark intro dance and getting the crowd pumped up for what became a big 24-9 victory over Indy in the AFC Wildcard game.

Since being drafted by the Ravens in their 1996 inaugural season, the future hall of famer has been to 13 Pro Bowls, been named the AP Defensive Player of the Year twice and led the franchise to their only championship in Super Bowl XXXV.

The all-pro linebacker announced he would be retiring at the end of the season and take his career to the broadcast booth, signing a multi-year deal with ESPN.

He left the home crowd with a stellar performance, leading the team with 13 tackles and even came back on the field for the final play, a kneel-down, after which he gave his fans one last look at his well-known dance skills.

Ray Lewis and the Ravens live to fight another day and take their Super Bowl hopes to Denver where they will face the Broncos on Saturday.

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