OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Ray Lewis sure doesn't look the part of an aging linebacker on the brink of retirement.
After being sidelined for 12 weeks with a torn right triceps, Lewis reclaimed his post in the middle of the Baltimore defense two weeks ago and led the Ravens with 13 tackles in a 24-9 playoff win over Indianapolis.
As an encore, Lewis had a team-high 17 tackles last week in a victory over Denver.
The 37-year-old Lewis intends to retire after the Ravens' complete a playoff run that continues Sunday with the AFC title game in New England.
Some wonder if Lewis might change his mind because he's playing so well. He remains adamant that he will stay the course.
Lewis says, "No, I can't come back. My kids are calling for Daddy."