Friday January 25th, 2013

Ray Lewis fires himself and the Baltimore crowd up before a September game against New England. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Ray Lewis fires himself and the Baltimore crowd up before a September game against New England. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

By Andy Gray

The Ravens are back in the Super Bowl, returning to the big game for the first time since 2000 when they face off against the 49ers next Sunday. As Baltimore prepares for Ray Lewis' final career game, SI looks back at some memorable moments from the Ravens season.

John Harbaugh congratulates Joe Flacco following a touchdown pass in a November game against Oakland. (AP) John Harbaugh congratulates Joe Flacco following a touchdown pass in a November game against Oakland. (AP)

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A slew of Baltimore defenders gang-tackle Issac Redman during a December Ravens-Steelers game. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) A slew of Baltimore defenders gang-tackle Issac Redman during a December Ravens-Steelers game. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Ray Lewis dominates the scoreboard as the Colts huddle up during a playoff game earlier this month. (David Bergman/SI) Ray Lewis dominates the scoreboard as the Colts huddle up during a playoff game earlier this month. (David Bergman/SI)

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Ray Rice celebrates with the few Ravens fans who scored ticket to a playoff game against Denver earlier this month. (John Biever/SI) Ray Rice celebrates with the few Ravens fans who scored ticket to a playoff game against Denver earlier this month. (John Biever/SI)

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Anquan Boldin makes a leaping catch in the endzone to secure a victory over New England . With the win, Baltimore advanced to the Super Bowl. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) Anquan Boldin makes a leaping catch in the endzone to secure a victory over New England . With the win, Baltimore advanced to the Super Bowl. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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