As expected, the loss stings, but I thought it would be appropriate to show some respect and appreciation for a warrior that has been doing it for so long, Ray Lewis. It was clear that Ray Lewis' impact was felt on that last redzone stand and he willed his team to a win and his 2nd super bowl ring. Patrick Willis has the potential to be a great middle linebacker, but he totally disappeared last night. Willis should model himself after Lewis how he rallies his team around him and wills them to a win.
The 49ers are most likely a better overall team talentwise than the Ravens, but pure heart and soul can't be replaced. The Ravens won last night because of Lewis and his impact on the rest of his teammates. Even Lewis said no weapon formed against them shall prosper, and if anything could destroy the Ravens momemtum it would have been when the lights cut out. But a true warrior picked up his team and got the job done even through obstacles. I would like to see Willis become more of a vocal leader for this team like Lewis because it clearly pays off.