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Comparing the 2011 49ers to the 2000 Super Bowl Champion Ravens.

October 30, 2011   ·   Philip Greyling   ·   Jump to comments

The 2000 Ravens were not your typical Super Bowl championship team. They did not have a Peyton Manning or Drew Brees. Instead they had Trent Dilfer, the former first round pick that never met expectations. Does this situation sound familiar to current NFL fans?
What they did have, was what is considered one of the greatest NFL defenses of all time. What made their defense different from other defenses though, was that it was based on stopping the run and not the pass. Does it sound familiar to anyone on the west coast? 
It also helped that they had a fifth-ranked rushing offense. OK, it should sound familiar by now.
The 2011 49ers have similar qualities. These similarities begin with the face of the Baltimore Ravens defense, Ray Lewis. 
The field general of the 2000 Ravens defense was none other than Ray Lewis. Fast forward 11 years and Ray Lewis is still leading the Ravens defense. He is 36 though, and has stated that this could be his last year playing. ...

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