For years the Patriots under the guidance of Belichick and quarterbacking skills of Tom Brady have dominated the NFL. The Patriots are looking for a repeat of last years AFC Championship game but they must not be thinking about the Ray Lewis retirement Effect. Lewis is inspiring his Ravens teammates to play at a level that is elevated. When the game starts Sunday, you can bet Lewis is going to have his teammates flying high. Belichick and Brady better be ready to control the pace of play. If the Ravens defense can put pressure on Brady and force him to make some mistakes the Ravens just might be able to take control of this game.

The Patriots may not get the repeat they are looking for. The Ravens are making Lewis’s final season one to remember. This is it for the man who has held the middle line-backer position for the last 17 years. The Patriots may have beaten the Ravens in past AFC Championship games, this one will be one for the record books. This one is Ray Lewis’s last AFC Championship Games. This one may not be the one the Patriots are expecting.


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Readers Comments (8)

  1. Anonymous

    Who edits this crap? The word is effect.

    • LG

      You positively sure about that? We are talking about Ray Lewis changing the outcome of the game……So in this case I used the word Affect…..

      1 [uh-fekt; af-ekt] Show IPA
      verb (used with object)
      to act on; produce an effect or change in: Cold weather affected the crops.
      to impress the mind or move the feelings of: The music affected him deeply.
      (of pain, disease, etc.) to attack or lay hold of.

  2. Anonymous

    I am positively sure about it, yes. You use effect as a noun, and affect as a verb. The “Ray Lewis Effect” describes a thing, not an action.

    • LG

      You’re right about the verb thing. But the game didn’t take place yet so is it totally wrong to use Affect if I am using it in the 1st meaning of the definition?
      to act on; produce an effect or change Because he is going to act on the Effect……BTW I appreciate your comments. I truly am always trying to improve…..

      • Anonymous

        Ray Lewis affecting the game is a correct way to use affect. The way the word is used in the title is incorrect. Oh well, didn’t mean to be abrasive.

        • LG

          I didn’t take you as offensive at all. I took this as a learning Experience. What is it you do for your livelihood? Are you a English Teacher?

          • Anonymous

            I’m actually a software developer. Grammar and vocabulary are something I get worked up about sometimes, I suppose. Good luck with the articles.

          • LG

            Thanks and good luck to you too….


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