Source: Ray Lewis back Dec. 16
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, sidelined with a torn triceps, is expected to return on Dec. 16 to face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, a team source told ESPN.
Back when Lewis suffered this injury, the matchup in Baltimore may have looked like just another hurdle to Denver making the playoffs. Seven weeks later, the game instead looms as a showdown that could determine whether one of these teams lands a first-round bye, or even home-field advantage throughout.
Of course, each team has two more games in the interim which could altogether change the narrative yet again, so we'll see just how big Broncos/Ravens turns out to be. But without having to go very far out on a limb, our prediction is that it will be ginormous.