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Ray Lewis Effect? Ravens Allow 49 Points To Broncos In 1st Game Without Retired Star (TWEETS)

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03:  Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during Super Bowl XLVII against the San Franci
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images)

In the first game since Ray Lewis' retirement, the Baltimore Ravens' defense was dismantled.

Facing the Lewis-less Ravens, Peyton Manning became the first player since 1969 to throw seven touchdown passes in one game as the Broncos went on to 49-27 win.

The absence of the 13-time Pro Bowler and two-time Defensive Player of the Year from Baltimore's worst-ever defensive performance did not go unnoticed.

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