Former Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis claims that the lights going out in last year’s Super Bowl game between the Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers was a conspiracy.
Lewis said to NFL Films, “I’m not gonna accuse nobody of nothing — because I don’t know facts. But you’re a zillion-dollar company, and your lights go out? No. [Laughs] No way.”
He claimed that the power outage caused a huge shift in momentum, allowing the 49ers to climb back into the game.
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,” Lewis says. “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.
Though the Ravens had a 22-point lead at one point, they ended up winning Super Bowl XLVII in a 34-31 shootout.