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09/06/2013 02:36 am ET

Ray Lewis Effect? Ravens Allow 49 Points To Broncos In 1st Game Without Retired Star (TWEETS)

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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.

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.

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