As Lewis draws closer to his final NFL game, he thinks not of retirement but of beating 49ers

For weeks, no one could determine when The Ray Lewis Retirement Tour would draw to a close.

Since Lewis announced on Jan. 2 his "last ride" in the NFL would coincide with the end of the Ravens' postseason run, there was the possibility that each game would be his last.

Now, after successful stops in Baltimore, Denver and New England, there is no longer any doubt: Win or lose, Lewis will perform for the final time on the NFL's grandest stage in New Orleans.

The 37-year-old linebacker insists his pending retirement hasn't drawn his focus from helping the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3.

Lewis says, "Honestly, outside of putting my head in the playbook and studying San Fran, I really haven't thought about anything else."