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.
49 points is the most points the Ravens have every allowed in a game.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 6, 2013
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.
In the first game the #Ravens ever play without Ray Lewis as part of the organization, they set a franchise record for points allowed.
— Luke Jones (@BaltimoreLuke) September 6, 2013
Kept wondering why so many ppl said "Ravens D will be better WITHOUT Ray Lewis & Ed Reed"--Now I know I was not crazy 4 NOT believing it.
— Stuart Scott (@StuartScott) September 6, 2013
So that's what Ray Lewis meant to the team. Wow. RT @Ravens: 49 points is the most points the Ravens have ever allowed in a game.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) September 6, 2013
— Justin Lum (@JustinLumLive) September 6, 2013
So the Ravens D won't miss Ray Lewis and Ed Reed? #49
— Tim Micallef (@tim_micallef) September 6, 2013