Baltimore were outscored 25-6 after the lights went out and the raucous pro-Ravens crowd, which had brought a Mardi Gras-style celebration from nearby Bourbon Street into the Superdome, got eerily quiet.
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith blamed Beyonce’s rocking halftime show for his team’s meltdown.
“Beyonce must have been good — she took all of the power with her when she left the stage,” Smith said. “It was tough, but we had to deal with the same thing that San Francisco had to and they responded well.”
Lewis said his children would be his top priority in retirement.
“Daddy gets to come home now,” he said. “I get to chase them. They aren’t going to like me being home all the time. This is the most ultimate feeling ever. This is the way you do it. No other way to go out and end a career.”
The Ravens’ John Harbaugh said it was troubling shaking hands with his brother on the field after the game.
“The meeting with Jim in the middle was probably the most difficult thing I have ever been associated with in my life,” he said. “I am proud of him.