Can the Ravens Win the Super Bowl Without Ray Lewis?

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIIOctober 15, 2012

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will miss the rest of the 2012 NFL season with a torn triceps muscle. While this is a huge blow to the Ravens' Super Bowl hopes, their situation is not insurmountable.

Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb, also out for the rest of the season, will be replaced by capable, albeit inferior, backups. Lewis is the heart and soul of the Ravens' defense, while Webb has quickly developed into one of the league's best cornerbacks. Who are the players that will help fill these voids? 

The Ravens need the rest of their key defensive players to stay healthy—that much is obvious. But can their offense pick up the slack and lead them to the promised land? 

If any team could make the change from a defensive team to an offensive team, it's the Ravens. Ray Rice is arguably the best running back in the game, and quarterback Joe Flacco has shown that he can pass with the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

Check out our video on the how the Ravens plan to go forward without Ray Lewis, and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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