Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis prepare for final matchup with plenty on the line
Foxworth said Lewis and Reed are equally good at discerning what's real and what's for show.
Both Manning and Lewis sounded uncomfortable that so much attention was being put on their individual matchup. But it was inevitable with Lewis one loss away from the end of his distinguished career and the Ravens set to face the man that has beaten them more than anyone else.
"The thing is, it's not about facing Peyton; it's about facing the Denver Broncos," Lewis said. "Everything we've been talking about is going to play the team that has won 11 straight games. They have a very hot streak going right now. Arguably, they are the best team in football. If that's what it is, then let's line up and let's be who we are, and let's get ready to play the best team in football."
Baltimore Sun reporter Childs Walker contributed to this article
By the numbers
Ray Lewis' career record against Peyton Manning during the NFL postseason, with a 15-6 loss to the Colts in January 2007 and a 20-3 setback in January 2010
Career fumbles Lewis has forced during the postseason, tied with Neil Smith for the most in NFL history
Manning's postseason record; one more loss would tie him with Brett Favre for the most ever by a quarterback
Manning's touchdown-interception ratio in games against the Ravens, including regular season and postseason
Playoff games for Manning, one more than Lewis; Adam Vinatieri leads active players with 25
The highest tackle total in Lewis' postseason career (13 were solo), achieved in the divisional-round loss to the Colts in January 2007
Manning's career postseason passing yards; the all-time leaders are Joe Montana (5,772) and Favre (5,855)
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