Ray Lewis believes Super Bowl blackout was done to hurt Ravens

Anwar S Richardson

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco recently said he did not understand 90 percent of speeches spewed by former teammate Ray Lewis.

Now we understand why.

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During an interview for NFL Films' "America's Game" series on the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII victory, which will air Monday on the NFL Network at 9 p.m., Lewis believes the power outage that occurred during the game was not an accident. In fact, Lewis believes somebody in the stadium pulled the plug because Baltimore was having its way with the San Francisco 49ers when it led 28-6 in the third quarter. Baltimore hung on for a 34-31 victory.

"I'm not gonna accuse nobody of nothing - because I don't know facts," Lewis said according to USA Today's Nate Davis. "But you're a zillion-dollar company, and your lights go out? No. (Laughs) No way.

"Now listen, if you grew up like I grew up - and you grew up in a household like I grew up - then sometimes your lights might go out, because times get hard. I understand that. But you cannot tell me somebody wasn't sitting there and when they say, 'The Ravens (are) about to blow them out. Man, we better do something.' ... That's a huge shift in any game, in all seriousness. And as you see how huge it was because it let them right back in the game."

Some people jokingly blamed Beyonce’s sizzling halftime performance for knocking out the power, but Lewis’ conspiracy theory makes less sense.

Did somebody unleash several mice to chew on the power lines? Was this a group effort or the act of an individual? Were there UFOs involved? Where was Wes Welker’s wife during the Super Bowl?

Oh, Ray.

49ers CEO Jed York "jokingly" responded on Twitter to Lewis' theory:

If only somebody could pull the plug on Lewis.
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