Less than a week after coach John Harbaugh said he didn't expect Ray Lewis to be around the team while he recovers from a torn triceps that ended his season, the linebacker proved him wrong again.
Before Sunday's game at M&T Bank Stadium vs. the Oakland Raiders, the Ravens were given a message by Lewis as they try to improve to 7-2.
"Let's come here to do what we came to do," Lewis could be heard saying as the team huddled around him pregame. "Let's dominate."
The Ravens have won 14 consecutive home regular season game, the longest streak in the NFL.
Harbaugh was shocked to see Lewis, who showed up unannounced, at practice Friday when he gave the team an inspiration speech. While Lewis is on the injured list, he has been designated as the one player the Ravens could have return depending how his rehabilitation goes and how deep they go into the season.
The NFL enacted a new rule before the season that allows teams to activate one player from the list.
The Ravens were incredibly loose before kickoff, with Terrell Suggs playing his first home game of the season since returning from an Achilles tear. His first two games have been on the road at the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns.
Suggs could be seen dancing and being playful with former Raven Jonathan Ogden.