With a sack Sunday, Ray Lewis became the first player in NFL history to record 40 sacks and 30 interceptions.
Lewis now has 40 1/2 sacks and 31 interceptions after getting to the Texans’ Matt Schaub in the first quarter of Sunday’s 29-14 victory.
It’s just one more distinction for the two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl XXXV MVP, who is on his way to Canton, Ohio whenever he finally decides to call it quits.
Head Coach John Harbaugh reiterated his stance Monday that Lewis is the greatest linebacker ever to step foot on an NFL field.
I think he is the greatest linebacker who has ever played the game – I have said it many times. I think he proves it. You look at his [16th] year, he is playing as well as he had ever played, or at least that I have seen in the four years that I have been here. I am not sure that he has ever played any better than this. What kind of statement is that? It’s a big statement.”
While that sort of praise gets thrown out time and time again, in Lewis’ case it’s the flat out truth. Lewis’ resume and accolades speak for themselves.