A day after the Ravens defeated the Bengals 44-13, members of the team remembered former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell at a funeral service Tuesday morning.
Modell died last Thursday at the age of 87.
“At the end of the day that's the word God has for us, our faithful servant,” Lewis said. “Rest in peace ‘Pop Art.'"
Former Ravens players Michael McCray, Peter Boulware and Rob Burnett attended the funeral, as did NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Goodell spoke to the media before entering the synagogue.
“He contributed so much to the NFL,” Goodell said. “He was obviously a close adviser to [former NFL commissioner] Pete Rozelle. He was a big part of NFL history. He played a big role in the NFL and the NFL is going to miss him.”
The service lasted for about an hour and a half, and near the end, Modell's pallbearers -- which included general manager Ozzie Newsome and vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne -- carried his casket to a hearse parked outside.
Modell never entered the Hall of Fame during his lifetime, mostly due to the fact that he moved the Cleveland Browns franchise to Baltimore in 1996. The city of Cleveland never forgave him.
Goodell was asked if he feels Modell deserves a spot in Canton.
“That's for others to make that decision,” Goodell said. “I think his contributions are extraordinary. I don't want to take positions on that.”