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Ray Lewis VERY TOUGH GUY
The linebacker—whose undefeated Ravens haven't allowed a back to rush for 100 yards in their last 38 games—faces the Patriots this Sunday.
Dan Patrick: Several people have said that your game-saving, fourth-down tackle in Week 2 of the Chargers' Darren Sproles might have been the best play of your career.
Ray Lewis: With everything on the line, I wouldn't argue with that at all.
DP: Was it a called play, or did you act on your own?
RL: I just acted on my own. It was the base defense. I saw a tip. You sit there and watch film for hours and hours and hours, and there's always that one play that you say, "I'm going to do it." And most of the time you never do.
DP: What did you see in the film?
RL: They ran the same exact play against Oakland [the week before]. He hit the same hole on a short-yardage play, and that same formation came up again. So instead of me going wide and trying to make the play, I just shot the gap.
DP: Give me the type of running back who gives you the most trouble.