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BALTIMORE RAVENS TEAM FACTSPUBLISHER=NFL ENTERPRISES, LLCACCESS-DATE=JULY 28, 2019, 1996 Baltimore Ravens season>1996M&T Bank StadiumBaltimore>Baltimore, Maryland| misc = Headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland| uniform = Image:AFCN-Uniform-BAL.PNGPUBLISHER=NFL ENTERPRISES, LLCACCESS-DATE=NOVEMBER 21, 2018PUBLISHER=NFL ENTERPRISES, LLCDATE=AUGUST 9, 2018PUBLISHER=NFL ENTERPRISES, LLCDATE=APRIL 12, 2016#000000}} {{color box#9E7C0C}}PUBLISHER=NFL ENTERPRISES, LLCACCESS-DATE=AUGUST 3, 2018, | coach = John Harbaugh| owner = Steve Bisciotti| president = Dick Cass| general manager = Eric DeCosta| nicknames = Poe (mascot)>Poe (costumed mascot)Rise and Conquer (live ravens)| hist_yr = 1996| NFL_start_yr = 1996| division_hist = 2000 Baltimore Ravens season>2000 (Super Bowl XXXV), 2012 Baltimore Ravens season>2012 (XLVII)| conf_champs = }}The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division. The team plays its home games at M&T Bank Stadium and is headquartered in Owings Mills.WEB, Under Armour Performance Center,weblink NFL Enterprises, LLC, BaltimoreRavens.com, August 19, 2015, August 19, 2015,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150901062731weblink">weblink September 1, 2015, dead, The Ravens were established in 1996, after Art Modell, who was then the owner of the Cleveland Browns, announced plans to relocate the franchise from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1995.WEB, The Jaguars – NFL Relocations and the LA Stadium Plan,weblink Metro Jacksonville, January 29, 2010, January 5, 2016, As part of a settlement between the league and the city of Cleveland, Modell was required to leave the Browns' history and records in Cleveland for a replacement team and replacement personnel that would take control in 1999. In return, he was allowed to take his own personnel and team to Baltimore, where such personnel would then form an expansion team.The Ravens have qualified for the NFL playoffs eleven times since 2000, with two Super Bowl victories (Super Bowl XXXV and Super Bowl XLVII), two AFC Championship titles (2000 and 2012), 15 playoff victories, four AFC Championship game appearances (2000, 2008, 2011 and 2012), five AFC North division titles (2003, 2006, 2011, 2012, and 2018), and are currently the only team in the NFL to hold a perfect record in multiple Super Bowl appearances. The Ravens organization was led by general manager Ozzie Newsome from 1996 until his retirement following the 2018 season, and has had three head coaches: Ted Marchibroda, Brian Billick, and since 2008, John Harbaugh. Starting with a record-breaking defensive performance in their 2000 season, the Ravens have established a reputation for strong defensive play throughout team history, featuring Hall of Fame players like middle linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed. The team is owned by Steve Bisciotti and valued at $2.59 billion, making the Ravens the 29th-most valuable sports franchise in the world.weblink

History

Team name

The name "Ravens" was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Raven.WEB, Franchise nicknames,weblink Pro Football Hall of Fame, August 19, 2015, August 19, 2015, Chosen in a fan contest that drew 33,288 voters, the allusion honors Poe, who spent the early part of his career in Baltimore and is buried there.WEB, Baltimore Ravens History,weblink Pro Football Hall of Fame, August 25, 2006,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060908165253weblink">weblink September 8, 2006, live, As the Baltimore Sun reported at the time, fans also "liked the tie-in with the other birds in town, the Orioles, and found it easy to visualize a tough, menacing black bird."NEWS, Ravens never out of focus: Probable NFL name consistent favorite in polls, group research,weblink Baltimore Sun, June 15, 2016,

Background

After the controversial relocation of the Colts to Indianapolis, several attempts were made to bring an NFL team back to Baltimore. In 1993, ahead of the 1995 league expansion, the city was considered a favorite, behind only St. Louis, to be granted one of two new franchises.NEWS, Litsky, Frank, PRO FOOTBALL; N.F.L. Expansion Surprise: Jacksonville Jaguars,weblink New York Times, December 13, 2014, December 1, 1993, League officials and team owners feared litigation due to conflicts between rival bidding groups if St. Louis was awarded a franchise, and in October Charlotte, North Carolina was the first city chosen. Several weeks later, Baltimore's bid for a franchise—dubbed the Baltimore Bombers, in honor of the locally produced Martin B-26 Marauder bomber—had three ownership groups in place and a state financial package which included a proposed $200 million, rent-free stadium and permission to charge up to $80 million in personal seat license fees.NEWS, Modell Announces Browns' Move to Baltimore,weblink Washington Post, July 18, 2013, Charles Babington, Ken Denlinger, November 6, 1995, WEB, Burke, Mike, A bitter pill still lodged in the throat of Baltimore,weblinkweblink" title="archive.is/20130718033254weblink">weblink dead, July 18, 2013, Cumberland Times-News, July 18, 2013, January 12, 1997, ... despite its misgivings about the whole thing, Baltimore then went out and sought the Cleveland Browns..., Baltimore, however, was unexpectedly passed over in favor of Jacksonville, Florida, despite Jacksonville's minor TV market status and that the city had withdrawn from contention in the summer, only to return with then-Commissioner Paul Tagliabue's urging. Although league officials denied that any city had been favored, it was reported that Taglibue and his longtime friend Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke had lobbied against Baltimore due to its proximity to Washington, D.C.,WEB, Waldron, Thomas, Redskins back city on Browns, Jack Kent Cooke drops opposition to move to Baltimore,weblink The Baltimore Sun, July 18, 2013, December 7, 1996, and that Taglibue had used the initial committee voting system to prevent the entire league ownership from voting on Baltimore's bid.NEWS, Stellino, Vito, In museum of gall, Tagliabue's expansion remark is masterpiece,weblink Baltimore Sun, December 13, 2014, December 5, 1993, This led to public outrage and the Baltimore Sun describing Taglibue as having an "Anybody But Baltimore" policy. Maryland governor William Donald Schaefer said afterward that Taglibue had led him on, praising Baltimore and the proposed owners while working behind-the-scenes to oppose Baltimore's bid.By May 1994, Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos had gathered a new group of investors, including author Tom Clancy, to bid on teams whose owners had expressed interest in relocating.NEWS, Olesker, Michael, Angelos wants a football team, nobody laughs,weblink July 18, 2013, The Baltimore Sun, May 10, 1994, Angelos found a potential partner in Georgia Frontiere, who was open to moving the Los Angeles Rams to Baltimore. Jack Kent Cooke opposed the move, intending to build the Redskins' new stadium in Laurel, Maryland, close enough to Baltimore to cool outside interest in bringing in a new franchise.NEWS, Simers, T.J., Rams owner describes interest in Baltimore,weblink July 18, 2013, The Baltimore Sun, December 4, 1993, This led to heated arguments between Cooke and Angelos, who accused Cooke of being a "carpetbagger." The league eventually persuaded Rams team president John Shaw to relocate to St. Louis instead, leading to a league-wide rumor that Tagliabue was again steering interest away from Baltimore, a claim which Tagliabue denied.NEWS, Stellino, Vito, Trial may force NFL to address Baltimore,weblink July 18, 2013, The Baltimore Sun, March 26, 1995, In response to anger in Baltimore, including Governor Schaefer's threat to announce over the loudspeakers Tagliabue's exact location in Camden Yards any time he attended a Baltimore Orioles game,WEB, Rosenthal, Ken, In this museum, a history lesson for Tagliabue,weblink The Baltimore Sun, July 18, 2013, September 6, 1998, Tagliabue remarked of Baltimore's financial package: "Maybe (Baltimore) can open another museum with that money." Following this, Angelos made an unsuccessful $200 million bid to bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Baltimore.NEWS, Morgan, Jon, Rams moving closer to St. Louis,weblink July 18, 2013, The Baltimore Sun, December 15, 1994, Having failed to obtain a franchise via the expansion, the city, despite having "misgivings," turned to the possibility of obtaining the Cleveland Browns, whose owner Art Modell was financially struggling and at odds with the city of Cleveland over needed improvements to the team's stadium.

Return of football in Baltimore

Enticed by Baltimore's available funds for a first-class stadium and a promised yearly operating subsidy of $25 million, Modell announced on November 6, 1995 his intention to relocate the team from Cleveland to Baltimore the following year. The resulting controversy ended when representatives of Cleveland and the NFL reached a settlement on February 8, 1996. Tagliabue promised the city of Cleveland that an NFL team would be located in Cleveland, either through relocation or expansion, "no later than 1999".NEWS,weblink Los Angeles Times, Mike, Downey, Nice Seeing You, Seahawks, February 14, 1996, Additionally, the agreement stipulated that the Browns' name, colors, uniform design and franchise records would remain in Cleveland. The franchise history includes Browns club records and connections with Pro Football Hall of Fame players. Modell's Baltimore team, while retaining all current player contracts, would, for purposes of team history, appear as an expansion team, a new franchise.Morgan, Jon. "Deal clears NFL path to Baltimore", The Baltimore Sun, February 9, 1996. Not all players, staff or front office would make the move to Baltimore, however.File:1980-modell-browns.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Art ModellArt ModellAfter relocation, Modell hired Ted Marchibroda as the head coach for his new team in Baltimore. Marchibroda was already well known because of his work as head coach of the Baltimore Colts during the 1970s and the Indianapolis Colts during the early 1990s. Ozzie Newsome, the Browns' tight end for many seasons, joined Modell in Baltimore as director of football operations. He was later promoted to vice-president/general manager.The home stadium for the Ravens first two seasons was Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, home field of the Baltimore Colts, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Canadian Football League’s Baltimore Stallions. The Ravens moved to their own new stadium, now known as M&T Bank Stadium, next to Camden Yards in 1998.

The early years and Ted Marchibroda era (1996–1998)

1996

In the 1996 NFL Draft, the Ravens, with two picks in the first round, drafted offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden at No. 4 overall and linebacker Ray Lewis at No. 26 overall. Both Ogden and Lewis went on to play for the Ravens for their entire professional careers and were both inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.File:Jonathan Ogden.jpg|thumb|left|Jonathan Ogden at the 2006 Pro Bowl. Ogden played offensive tackle for the Ravens from 1996 through 2007 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of FamePro Football Hall of FameThe 1996 Ravens won their opening game against the Oakland Raiders, but finished the season 4–12 despite receiver Michael Jackson leading the league with 14 touchdown catches.

1997

The 1997 Ravens started 3–1. Peter Boulware, a rookie defender from Florida State, recorded 11.5 sacks and was named AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year. The team finished 6–9–1. On October 26, the team made its first trip to Landover, Maryland to play their new regional rivals, the Washington Redskins, for the first time in the regular season, at the new Jack Kent Cooke Stadium (replacing the still-standing RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.). The Ravens won the game 20–17. On December 14, 1997, the Ravens played the final professional sporting event at Baltimore’s historic Memorial Stadium, winning 21–19 over the Tennessee Oilers.

1998

1998 marked the opening of a brand new stadium for the Ravens, currently known as M&T Bank Stadium, but originally originally named “PSINet Stadium” after the now defunct internet service provider which purchased the original naming rights. Quarterback Vinny Testaverde left for the New York Jets before the 1998 season, and was replaced by former Indianapolis Colt Jim Harbaugh, and later Eric Zeier. Cornerback Rod Woodson joined the team after a successful stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Priest Holmes started getting the first playing time of his career and ran for 1,000 yards.The Ravens finished 1998 with a 6–10 record. On November 29, the Ravens welcomed the Colts back to Baltimore for the first time in 15 years. Amidst a shower of negative cheers towards the Colts, the Ravens, with Jim Harbaugh at quarterback, won 38–31.

Brian Billick era and first Super Bowl victory (1999–2007)

1999

(File:Baltimore Ravens B.png|right|thumb|Baltimore's text logo)Three consecutive losing seasons under Marchibroda led to a change in the head coach. Brian Billick took over as head coach in 1999. Billick had been offensive coordinator for the record-setting Minnesota Vikings the season before. Quarterback Tony Banks came to Baltimore from the St. Louis Rams and had the best season of his career with 17 touchdown passes and an 81.2 pass rating. He was joined by receiver Qadry Ismail, who posted a 1,000-yard season. The Ravens initially struggled with a record of 4–7 but managed to finish with an 8–8 record.Due to continual financial hardships for the organization, the NFL took an unusual move and directed Modell to initiate the sale of his franchise. On March 27, 2000, NFL owners approved the sale of 49% of the Ravens to Steve Bisciotti. In the deal, Bisciotti had an option to purchase the remaining 51% for $325 million in 2004 from Art Modell. On April 9, 2004 the NFL approved Steve Bisciotti's purchase of the majority stake in the club.

2000: Super Bowl XXXV champions

Banks shared playing time in the 2000 regular season with Trent Dilfer. Both players put up decent numbers (and a 1,364-yard rushing season by rookie Jamal Lewis helped too) but the defense became the team's hallmark and bailed a struggling offense out in many instances through the season. Ray Lewis was named Defensive Player of the Year. Two of his defensive teammates, Sam Adams and Rod Woodson, made the Pro Bowl. Baltimore's season started strong with a 5–1 record. But the team struggled through mid-season, at one point going five games without scoring an offensive touchdown. The team regrouped and won each of their last seven games, finishing 12–4 and making the playoffs for the first time.During the 2000 season, the Ravens defense broke two notable NFL records. They held opposing teams to 165 total points, surpassing the 1985 Chicago Bears mark of 198 points for a 16-game season as well as surpassing the 1986 Chicago Bears mark of 187 points for a 16-game season, which at that time was the current NFL record.Since the divisional rival Tennessee Titans had a record of 13–3, the Ravens had to play in the wild card round. They dominated the Denver Broncos 21–3 in their first game. In the divisional playoff, they went on the road to Tennessee. With the score tied 10–10 in the fourth quarter, an Al Del Greco field goal attempt was blocked and returned for a touchdown by Anthony Mitchell, and a Ray Lewis interception return for a score put the game squarely in Baltimore's favor. The 24–10 win put the Ravens in the AFC Championship against the Oakland Raiders. The game was rarely in doubt. Shannon Sharpe's 96-yard touchdown catch early in the second quarter followed by an injury to Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon were crucial as the Ravens won easily, 16–3.File:Geoge W. Bush meets with Baltimore Ravens 20010607-4.jpg|thumb|left|250px|The Ravens meet President George W. Bush in 2001. Bush is at center. On the left is Rod Woodson, and on the right is Brian BillickBrian BillickBaltimore then went to Tampa for Super Bowl XXXV against the New York Giants. The Ravens’ defense carried them to a win. They recorded four sacks and forced five turnovers, one of which was a Kerry Collins interception returned for a touchdown by Duane Starks. The Giants' only score was a Ron Dixon kickoff return for another touchdown; however, the Ravens immediately countered with a return by Jermaine Lewis. The Ravens became champions with a 34–7 win, becoming only the third wild card team to win a Super Bowl championship.

2001

In 2001, the Ravens attempted to defend their title with Elvis Grbac as their new starting quarterback, but a season-ending injury to Jamal Lewis on the first day of training camp and poor offensive performances stymied the team. After a 3–3 start, the Ravens defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the final week to clinch a wild card berth at 10–6. In the first round the Ravens showed flashes of their previous year with a 20–3 win over the Miami Dolphins, in which the team forced three turnovers and out-gained the Dolphins 347 yards to 151. In the divisional playoff the Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers. Three interceptions by Grbac ended the Ravens' season, as they lost 27–10.

2002

Baltimore ran into salary cap problems entering the 2002 season and was forced to part with a number of impact players. In the NFL Draft, the team selected Ed Reed with the 24th overall pick. Reed would go on to become one of the best safeties in NFL history, making nine Pro Bowls until leaving the Ravens for the Houston Texans in 2013. Despite low expectations, the Ravens stayed somewhat competitive in 2002 until a losing streak in December eliminated any chances of a post-season berth. Their final record that year was 7–9.

2003

File:Brian Billick & Coach Zauner.jpg|thumb|240px|Coach Gary Zauner (front) and Brian BillickBrian BillickIn 2003, the Ravens drafted their new quarterback, Kyle Boller, but he was injured midway through the season and was replaced by Anthony Wright. Jamal Lewis ran for 2,066 yards (including a record 295 yards in one game against the Cleveland Browns on September 14). With a 10–6 record, Baltimore won their first AFC North division title. Their first playoff game, at home against the Tennessee Titans, went back and forth, with the Ravens being held to only 54 yards total rushing. The Titans won 20–17 on a late field goal, and Baltimore's season ended early.Ray Lewis was also named Defensive Player of the year for the second time in his career.In April 2003, Art Modell sold 49% of the team to Steve Bisciotti, a local businessman who had made his fortune in the temporary staffing field. After the season, Art Modell sold his remaining 51% ownership to Bisciotti, ending over 40 years of tenure as an NFL franchise owner.

2004

The Ravens did not make the playoffs in 2004 and finished the season with a record of 9–7 with Kyle Boller spending the season at QB. They did get good play from veteran corner Deion Sanders and third year safety Ed Reed, who won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. They were also the only team to defeat the 15–1 Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular season.

2005

In the 2005 offseason the Ravens looked to augment their receiving corps (which was second-worst in the NFL in 2004) by signing Derrick Mason from the Titans and drafting star Oklahoma wide receiver Mark Clayton in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. However, the Ravens ended their season 6–10, but defeated the Green Bay Packers 48–3 on Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl champion Steelers.

2006

File:DerrickMason.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Derrick MasonDerrick MasonThe 2006 Baltimore Ravens season began with the team trying to improve on their 6–10 record of 2005. The Ravens, for the first time in franchise history, started 4–0, under the leadership of former Titans quarterback Steve McNair.The Ravens lost two straight games mid-season on offensive troubles, prompting coach Billick to drop their offensive coordinator Jim Fassel in their week seven bye. After the bye, and with Billick calling the offense, Baltimore would record a five-game win streak before losing to the Cincinnati Bengals in week 13.Still ranked second overall to first-place San Diego Chargers, the Ravens continued on. They defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, and held the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers to only one touchdown at Heinz Field, allowing the Ravens to clinch the AFC North.The Ravens ended the regular season with a franchise-best 13–3 record. Baltimore had secured the AFC North title, the No. 2 AFC playoff seed, and clinched a 1st-round bye by season's end. The Ravens were slated to face the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the playoffs, in the first meeting of the two teams in the playoffs. Many Baltimore and Indianapolis fans saw this historic meeting as a sort of "Judgment Day" with the new team of Baltimore facing the old team of Baltimore (the former Baltimore Colts having left Baltimore under questionable circumstances in 1984). Both Indianapolis and Baltimore were held to scoring only field goals as the two defenses slugged it out all over M&T Bank Stadium. McNair threw two costly interceptions, including one at the 1-yard line. The eventual Super Bowl champion Colts won 15–6, ending Baltimore's season.

2007

File:Willis McGahee at Andrews AFB 070821-F-0000J-001 crop.jpg|thumb|left|180px|Willis McGaheeWillis McGaheeAfter a stellar 2006 season, the Ravens hoped to improve upon their 13–3 record but injuries and poor play plagued the team. The Ravens finished the 2007 season in the AFC North cellar with a disappointing 5–11 record. A humiliating 22–16 overtime loss to the previously winless Miami Dolphins on December 16 ultimately led to Billick's dismissal on New Year's Eve, one day after the end of the regular season. He was replaced by John Harbaugh, the special teams coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and the older brother of former Ravens quarterback Jim Harbaugh (1998).

John Harbaugh/Joe Flacco era; second Super Bowl (2008–2018)

2008: Arrival of John Harbaugh, Flacco, and Ray Rice

File:7 Boller 5 Flacco.jpg|thumb|250px|Joe Flacco (right) and Kyle BollerKyle BollerWith rookies at head coach (John Harbaugh) and quarterback (Joe Flacco), the Ravens entered the 2008 campaign with lots of uncertainty. Baltimore smartly recovered in 2008, winning eleven games and achieving a wild card spot in the postseason. On the strength of four interceptions, one resulting in an Ed Reed touchdown, the Ravens began its postseason run by winning a rematch over Miami 27–9 at Dolphin Stadium on January 4, 2009 in a wild-card game."Pennington throws four interceptions in loss," The Associated Press, Sunday, January 4, 2009. Six days later, they advanced to the AFC Championship Game by avenging a Week 5 loss to the Titans 13–10 at LP Field on a Matt Stover field goal with 53 seconds left in regulation time.weblink "Stover's FG with 53 seconds left boots Ravens into AFC Championship Game". The Ravens fell one victory short of Super Bowl XLIII by losing to the Steelers 23–14 at Heinz Field on January 18, 2009."Polamalu's INT return secures Steelers' Super Bowl berth," The Associated Press, Sunday, January 18, 2009.

2009

File:Ray-Lewis-2008-Steelers-regseason-game.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Ray LewisRay LewisIn 2009, the Ravens won their first three matches, then lost the next three, including a close match in Minnesota. The rest of the season was an uneven string of wins and losses, which included a home victory over Pittsburgh in overtime followed by a Monday Night loss in Green Bay. That game was notable for the huge number of penalties committed, costing a total of 310 yards, and almost tying with the record set by Tampa Bay and Seattle in 1976. Afterwards, the Ravens easily crushed the Lions and Bears, giving up less than ten points in both games. The next match was against the Steelers, where Baltimore lost a close one before beating the Raiders to end the season. With a record of 9–7, the team finished second in the division and gained another wild card. Moving into the playoffs, they overwhelmed the Patriots; nevertheless they did not reach the AFC Championship because they were routed 20–3 by the Colts in the divisional round a week later.

2010

Baltimore managed to beat the Jets 10–9 on the 2010 opener, but then lost a poorly-played game against Cincinnati the following week. The Ravens rebounded against the other two division teams, beating Cleveland 24–17 in Week 3 and then Pittsburgh 17–14 in Week 4. The Ravens scored a fine win (31–17) at home against Denver in Week 5. After an overtime loss to New England, they narrowly avoided losing at home to the winless Bills. Next, the Ravens hosted Miami and won 26–10, breaking that team's 4–0 road streak. On Thursday Night, the team headed to Atlanta and lost 26–21 in a game that had some criticizing the officiating. The Ravens finished the season 12–4, second in the division due to a tiebreaker with Pittsburgh, and earning a wild card spot. Baltimore headed to Kansas City and crushed the unprepared Chiefs 30–7, but once again were knocked from the playoffs by Pittsburgh in a hard-fought battle.

2011

File:Terrell Suggs 2011 stadium practice.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Terrell SuggsTerrell SuggsThe Ravens hosted their arch-enemy in Week 1 of the 2011 season. On a hot, humid day in M&T Bank Stadium, crowd noise and multiple Steelers mistakes allowed Baltimore to crush them with three touchdowns 35–7. The frustrated Pittsburgh players also committed several costly penalties. Thus, the Ravens had gained their first ever victory over the Steelers with Ben Roethlisberger playing and avenged themselves of repeated regular and postseason losses in the series.But in Week 2, the Ravens collapsed in Tennessee and lost 26–13. They rebounded by routing the Rams in Week 3 and then overpowering the Jets 34–17 in Week 4.Week 5, the Ravens had a bye week, following a game against the Texans. But in Week 7, Baltimore had a stunning MNF upset loss in Jacksonville as they were held to one touchdown in a 12–7 loss. Their final scoring drive failed as Joe Flacco threw an interception in the closing seconds of the game.File:Jarret Johnson.jpg|thumb|190px|Jarret JohnsonJarret JohnsonAfter beating the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17 of the regular season, the Ravens advanced to the playoffs as the Number 2 seed in the AFC with a record of 12-4. They gained the distinction of AFC North Champions over Pittsburgh (12-4) due to a tie breaker.Ravens' Lee Evans was stripped of a 14-yard touchdown pass by the Patriots Sterling Moore with 22 seconds left and Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff pushed a 32-yard field goal attempt wide left on fourth down as the Patriots held on to beat the Ravens 23-20 during the AFC championship game and advance to Super Bowl XLVI.

2012: Ray Lewis' final season and 2nd Super Bowl

(File:Jacoby Jones Touchdown Super Bowl XLVII.jpg|thumb|Jacoby Jones dives for the end zone during the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVII.)(File:Lombardi Trophy following Super Bowl XLVII.jpg|thumb|Lombardi trophy presentation following Super Bowl XLVII.)The Ravens' attempt to convert Joe Flacco into a pocket passer remained a work in progress as the 2012 season began. Terrell Suggs suffered a tendon injury during an off-season basketball game and was unable to play for at least several weeks. In the opener on September 10, Baltimore routed Cincinnati 44-13. After this easy win, the team headed to Philadelphia. The Eagles had struggled during their Week 1 match in Cleveland and were not expected to win, but a bizarre game ensued thanks to the NFL facing another lockout mess, this one involving the league's referees, who were replaced by ex-college officials. The replacement officials were widely criticized throughout the league. This game featured multiple questionable calls that went against the Ravens, perhaps costing them the game 24-23.Returning home for a primetime rematch of the AFC Championship, another bizarre game ensued. New England picked apart the Baltimore defense (which was considerably weakened without Terrell Suggs and some other players lost over the off-season) for the first half. Trouble began early in the game when a streaker ran out onto the field and had to be tackled by security, and accelerated when, at 2:18 in the 4th quarter, the referees made a holding call on RG Marshal Yanda. Enraged fans repeatedly chanted an obscenity at this penalty. The Ravens finally drove downfield and on the last play of the game, Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal to win the game 31-30, capping off a second intense and controversially-officiated game in a row for the Ravens.The Ravens would win the AFC North with a 10-6 record, but finished 4th in the AFC playoff seeding, and thus had to play a wild-card game. After defeating the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 at home (the final home game of Ray Lewis), the Ravens traveled to Denver to play against the top seeded Broncos. In a very back-and-forth contest, the Ravens pulled out a 38-35 victory in double overtime. They then won their 2nd AFC championship by coming back from a 13-7 halftime deficit to defeat the New England Patriots once again, 28-13.The Ravens played the Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013, against the San Francisco 49ers. Baltimore built a 28–6 lead early in the third quarter before a partial power outage in the Superdome suspended play for 34 minutes (earning the game the added nickname of the Blackout Bowl).WEB,weblink Power Fails and 49ers Surge, but Ravens Win, February 4, 2013, New York Times, February 5, 2013, WEB,weblink Ravens survive 49ers comeback and power failure to win Super Bowl, February 4, 2013, Guardian UK, February 5, 2013, After play resumed, San Francisco scored 17 unanswered third-quarter points to cut the Ravens' lead, 28–23, and continued to chip away in the fourth quarter. With the Ravens leading late in the game, 34–29, the 49ers advanced to the Baltimore 7-yard line just before the two-minute warning but turned the ball over on downs. The Ravens then took an intentional safety in the waning moments of the game to preserve the victory. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, who completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns, was named Super Bowl MVP.

2013

Coming off as the defending Super Bowl champions, this was the first year in franchise history for the team without Ray Lewis. The Ravens started out 3-2, and started the 2-0 Houston Texans 14-loss streak by shutting them 30-9 in Week 3. However, the Ravens lost their next 3 games, losing to the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers in last-minute field goals and were shut out in an attempt to tie the game against the Cleveland Browns 18-24.After winning and losing their next game, the Baltimore Ravens came out 4-6, but managed winning their next four games in dominating the Jets 19-3 in Baltimore, a Steelers win 20-22 during Thanksgiving, a booming ending in Baltimore against the Vikings 29-26, and an 18-16 win at Detroit, including Justin Tucker's 61-yard game-winning field goal. The Ravens were 8-6, with the 6th seed, but after losing their next two games, and the San Diego Chargers winning their next two to clinch the 6th seed, the Ravens finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

2014

On January 27, 2014, the Ravens hired former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak to be their new offensive coordinator after Jim Caldwell accepted the new available head coaching job with the Detroit Lions. On February 15, 2014, star running back Ray Rice and his fiancée Janay Palmer were arrested and charged with assault after a physical altercation at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Celebrity news website TMZ posted a video of Rice dragging Palmer's body out of an elevator after apparently knocking her out. For the incident, Rice was initially suspended for the first two games of the 2014 NFL season on July 25, 2014, which led to widespread criticism of the NFL.In Week 1, on September 7, the Baltimore Ravens lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-16. The next day, on September 8, 2014, TMZ released additional footage from an elevator camera showing Rice punching Palmer. The Baltimore Ravens terminated Rice's contract as a result, and was later indefinitely suspended by the NFL. Although starting out 0-1 for two straight seasons and having received unwanted media attention for the Ray Rice incident, on September 11, 2014, the Ravens rallied back and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6, to improve to 1-1. In Week 12, the Ravens traveled down for an interconference battle with the New Orleans Saints, which the Ravens won 34-27, reaching a 4-0 sweep of the NFC south. In Week 16, the Ravens traveled to Houston to take on the Texans. In one of Joe Flacco's worst performances, the offense sputtered against the Houston defense and Flacco threw three interceptions, falling to the Texans 25-13. With their playoff chances and season hanging in the balance, the Ravens took on the Browns in Week 17 at home. After three quarters had gone by and down 10-3, Joe Flacco led the Ravens on a comeback scoring 17 unanswered points, winning 20-10. With the win, and the Kansas City Chiefs defeating the San Diego Chargers, the Ravens clinched their sixth playoff berth in seven seasons, and the first since winning Super Bowl XLVII.In the wildcard playoff game, the Ravens won 30-17 against their divisional rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, at Heinz Field. In the next game in the Divisional round, the Ravens faced the New England Patriots. Despite a strong offensive effort and having a 14-point lead twice in the game, the Ravens were defeated by the Patriots 35-31, ending their season.

2015

The 2015 season marked 20 seasons of the franchise's existence competing in the NFL, which the franchise recognized with a special badge being worn on their uniforms during the 2015 NFL season.WEB,weblink Ravens Unveil Special 20th Anniv. Logo For 2015 Season « CBS Baltimore, Baltimore.cbslocal.com, April 23, 2015, March 3, 2016, After coming up just short against the Patriots in the playoffs, the Ravens were picked by some to win the AFC and even the Super Bowl. However, they lost key players such as Joe Flacco, Justin Forsett, Terrell Suggs, Steve Smith Sr., and Eugene Monroe to season-ending injuries. Injuries and their inability to win close games early in the season led to the first losing season in the John Harbaugh-Flacco era.

2016

The 2016 Ravens improved on their 5–11 record from 2015, finishing 8–8, but failed to qualify the playoffs for the second straight year. They were eliminated from playoff contention after their Week 16 loss to their division rivals, the Steelers. This was the first time the Ravens missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons since 2004–2005, as well as the first in the Harbaugh/Flacco era.

2017

The Ravens improved upon their 8-8 record in 2016 by one win, finishing the season 9-7 and missing the playoffs for the third year in a row. This marked the first time the Ravens failed to make the playoffs in three straight seasons since the team's first three years of existence (1996-1998). The Ravens suffered a heartbreaking loss at home to the Cincinnati Bengals in the final game of the season that prevented them from earning a playoff berth.

Lamar Jackson era (2018–present)

2018

The Ravens drafted QB Lamar Jackson with the 32nd pick in the 2018 draft. After the team started the season with a 4-5 record, Jackson took over as the starting QB in Week 11 when Joe Flacco was sidelined with a hip injury. The team won six of its next seven games, finishing the 2018 season with a 10-6 record and winning the AFC North, giving them their first playoff appearance since 2014 and their first division title since 2012. The Ravens lost to the Chargers in the Wild Card round at M&T Bank Stadium with Jackson at quarterback, making him the youngest QB in history to start a playoff game.At the conclusion of the season, Ozzie Newsome stepped down as the team's general manager. He was replaced by longtime assistant Eric DeCosta.

2019

On February 13, 2019, the Ravens agreed to trade longtime starting quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The trade was officially processed upon the new league year starting March 13, 2019.WEB, Broncos agree to trade for Ravens QB Joe Flacco,weblink Teope, Herbie, NFL.com, February 13, 2019,

Rivalries

{{see also|Ravens–Steelers rivalry|Ravens–Patriots rivalry|Browns–Ravens rivalry|Baltimore Colts relocation to Indianapolis}}File:Roethlisberger being sacked.jpg|thumb|right|250px| Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sacked by Bart Scott and Jarret Johnson. Terrell SuggsTerrell Suggs

Pittsburgh Steelers

By far the team's biggest rival is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh and Baltimore are separated by a less-than-5-hour drive along Interstate 70. Both teams are known for their hard-hitting physical style of play. They play twice a year in the AFC North, and have met four times in the playoffs. Games between these two teams usually come down to the wire as most within the last 5 years have come down to 3 points or less.The rivalry is considered one of the most significant and intense in the NFL today.

Other AFC North rivals

File:BJ Sams.jpg|thumb|right|200px|B. J. Sams (36) and Musa Smith (32) playing against the Cincinnati BengalsCincinnati BengalsThe Ravens also have divisional rivalries with the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals. The rivalry with the Browns has been very one-sided; Baltimore holds an advantage of 27–10 against Cleveland. The rivalry with Cincinnati has been closer, with the Ravens and Bengals tying the all-time series 23–23 as of the end of the 2018 NFL Season.

New England Patriots

The Ravens first met the New England Patriots in 1996, but the rivalry truly started in 2007 when the Ravens suffered a bitter 27–24 loss in the Patriots' quest for perfection. The rivalry began to escalate in 2009 when the Patriots beat the Ravens 27–21 in a game that involved a confrontation between Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. Both players would go on to take verbal shots at each other through the media after the game.NEWS, Tom Brady, Terrell Suggs Trash Talk After Game,weblink The Huffington Post, April 27, 2014, The Ravens faced the Patriots in a 2009 AFC wild card playoff game and won 33–14; the Ravens ran the ball for more than 250 yards.The Ravens faced the Patriots in Week 6 of the 2010 season; the Ravens ended up losing 23–20 in overtime; the game caused controversy due to a hit to the helmet of tight end Todd Heap by Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather.Ryan Hudson, Brandon Meriweather Says Hit On Todd Heap Was 'Split-Second Decision', SB Nation. Retrieved October 28, 2012.The Ravens played the Patriots for the third consecutive season, in the 2011 AFC championship game in which the Ravens lost 23–20. The rivalry reached a new level of friction with this, the second career playoff game between the two clubs. The Ravens clawed to a 20–16 lead in the fourth quarter but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady dove into the end zone to make the score 23–20 with around 11 minutes remaining; this proved to be the winning touchdown. On the Ravens last possession of the game, quarterback Joe Flacco threw a pass to wide receiver Lee Evans in the corner of the end zone which looked to be the game-winning touchdown, before a last second strip by Sterling Moore forced the ball from the hands of Evans, forcing the game to be decided on a last-minute field goal by Ravens placekicker Billy Cundiff. With eleven seconds remaining on the clock, the kicker missed the 32-yard field goal attempt by a very wide margin, allowing the Patriots to kill the clock on their way to Super Bowl XLVI.The Ravens' first regular-season win over the Patriots came on September 23, 2012. The game was emotional as receiver Torrey Smith was competing following the death of his brother in a motorcycle accident just the night before.WEB, Paolantonio, Sal, Big game for emotional Torrey Smith,weblink ESPN, September 24, 2012, January 5, 2016, Smith caught two touchdowns in a back and forth game; the Ravens erased a 13–0 deficit in the first half and led 14–13, but the Patriots scored at the end of the second quarter for a 20–14 lead. The lead changed twice in the third quarter and the Patriots led 30–21 in the fourth, but the Ravens scored on Smith's second touchdown catch. The Ravens were stopped on fourth down but the Patriots had to punt; in the final two minutes a pass interference penalty on Devin McCourty put the ball at the Patriots 7-yard line; new Ravens kicker Justin Tucker booted a 27-yard field goal on the final play; the ball sailed directly over the upright and was ruled good; the quality of officiating by replacement referees caused controversy as Bill Belichick angrily reached for one of the referees as they were leaving the field, leading to a $50,000 fine later that week.The two teams met again on January 20, 2013 in the AFC Championship, where the Ravens won 28–13. The Patriots led at halftime, 13–7, but the Ravens' defense gave up no points in the second half. It was the first time ever that Tom Brady lost a game at home after leading at halftime, and the first time a road team beat the Patriots in the AFC Championship.On December 22, 2013, the teams met again, this rematch of the AFC championship game was a mismatch from the outset. New England took a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter and never let up behind a defense that forced four turnovers and had four sacks. New England would go on to win the game 41-7.On January 10, 2015, the two teams would meet in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Unlike the previous meeting, the Ravens put up a strong offensive performance, leading by 14 points twice in the game; however, Tom Brady would bring the Patriots back by attacking the Ravens vulnerable secondary and taking a 35-31 lead late in the 4th quarter. Joe Flacco would drive to the Patriots side of the field with under two minutes to play in regulation, until a key interception by Flacco due to a misplay on the ball by Torrey Smith essentially sealed the game in the Patriots favor to send them to the AFC Championship.

Logo controversy

The team's first helmet logo, used from 1996 through the 1999 Pro Bowl, featured raven wings outspread from a shield displaying a letter B framed by the word Ravens overhead and a cross bottony underneath. The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict that the logo infringed on a copyright retained by Frederick E. Bouchat, an amateur artist and security guard in Maryland, but that he was entitled to only three dollars in damages from the NFL.Bouchat had submitted his design to the Maryland Stadium Authority by fax after learning that Baltimore was to acquire an NFL team. He was not credited for the design when the logo was announced. Bouchat sued the team, claiming to be the designer of the emblem; representatives of the team asserted that the image had been designed independently. The court ruled in favor of Bouchat, noting that team owner Modell had access to Bouchat's work. Bouchat's fax had gone to John Moag, the Maryland Stadium Authority chairman, whose office was located in the same building as Modell's.WEB,weblink FindLaw's United States Fourth Circuit case and opinions., Findlaw, Bouchat ultimately was not awarded monetary compensation in the damages phase of the case.Bouchat v. Balt. Ravens Football Club, 346 F.3d 514, 519 (4th Cir. 2003), cert. denied 541 U.S. 1042 (2004) ("The damages trial was conducted over a period of six days, from July 17 to 24, 2002. On July 23, 2002, at the close of the evidence, the jury was asked to decide whether the Defendants had proven, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the Non-Excluded Merchandise Revenues were attributable entirely to factors other than the Defendants' infringement of Bouchat's copyright. If the jury found that they were not, then it was charged to decide the percentage of the Non-Excluded Merchandise Revenues attributable to factors other than the infringement. After a full day of deliberations, the jury answered the first question in the affirmative, thereby denying Bouchat any monetary recovery.")The Baltimore Sun ran a poll showing three designs for new helmet logos. Fans participating in the poll expressed a preference for a raven's head in profile over other designs. Art Modell announced that he would honor this preference but still wanted a letter B to appear somewhere in the design. The new Ravens logo, introduced in 1999, featured a raven's head in profile with the letter superimposed. The secondary logo is a shield that honors Baltimore's history of heraldry. Alternating Calvert and Crossland emblems (seen also in the flag of Maryland and the flag of Baltimore) are interlocked with stylized letters B and R.

Uniforms

The design of the Ravens uniform has remained essentially unchanged since the team's inaugural season in 1996. Art Modell admitted to ESPN's Roy Firestone that the Ravens' colors, introduced in early 1996, were inspired by the Northwestern Wildcats 1995 dream season.WEB,weblink The Strange Story of "The Modell Bowl", insidenu.com, February 18, 2014, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140222175841weblink">weblink February 22, 2014, Helmets are black with purple "talon" stripes rising from the facemask to the crown. Players normally wear purple jerseys at home and white jerseys on the road. In 1996 the team wore black pants with a single large white stripe for all games.In 1997 the Ravens opted for a more classic NFL look with white pants sporting stripes in purple and black, along with the jerseys sporting a different font for the uniform numbers. The white pants were worn with both home and road jerseys. The road uniform (white pants with white jerseys) was worn by the Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV, at the end of the 2000 NFL season.In the 2002 season the Ravens began the practice of wearing white jerseys for the home opener that has a 1:00 kickoff. In recent seasons, the practice has come when the home game is played in week one. Since John Harbaugh became the head coach in 2008, the Ravens have also worn their white jerseys at home for preseason games.In November 2004 the team introduced an alternate uniform design featuring black jerseys and solid black pants with black socks. The all-black uniform was first worn for a home game against the Cleveland Browns, entitled "Pitch Black" night, that resulted in a Ravens win. The uniform has since been worn for select prime-time national game broadcasts and other games of significance.The Ravens began wearing black pants again with the white jersey in 2008. On December 7, 2008, during a Sunday Night Football game against the Washington Redskins, the Ravens introduced a new combination of black jersey with white pants. It was believed to be due to the fact that John Harbaugh doesn't like the "blackout" look.WEB,weblink Back in black, Ravens Insider, June 10, 2010, However, on December 19, 2010, the Ravens wore their black jerseys and black pants in a 30–24 victory over the New Orleans Saints.WEB,weblink Ravens Alternate Black Jerseys for 2010 Announced, BaltimoreRavens.com, December 12, 2010, Since 2010, the Ravens have worn their black jerseys at least twice each season. From 2011 to 2013 and again in 2015, they wore the all blacks once and the black on white once. In 2014 and 2016, they wore all black both times they wore alternate uniforms. In 2017, they wore all black twice and black on white once (although the league is supposed to limit teams to wearing alternate jerseys a maximum of two times a season).On December 5, 2010, the Ravens reverted to the black pants with the purple jerseys versus the Pittsburgh Steelers during NBC's Sunday Night Football telecast. The Ravens lost to the Steelers 13–10. They wore the same look again for their game against the Cleveland Browns on December 24, 2011, and they won, 20–14. They wore this combination a third time against the Houston Texans on January 15, 2012 in the AFC Divisional playoff. They won 20–13. They would again wear this combination on January 6, 2013, during the AFC Wild Card playoff and what turned out to be Ray Lewis' final home game, where they defeated the Indianapolis Colts 24-9.From their inaugural season until 2006, the Ravens wore white cleats with their uniforms; they switched to black cleats in 2007.On December 20, 2015, the team unexpectedly debuted gold pants for the first time, wearing them with their regular purple jerseys against the Kansas City Chiefs.WEB, Downing, Garrett, Ravens Wearing Gold Pants, Purple Jerseys Sunday,weblink NFL Enterprises, LLC, BaltimoreRavens.com, December 20, 2015, May 20, 2019, Although gold is an official accent color of the Ravens, the pants got an overwhelmingly negative response on social media by both Ravens fans and fans of other NFL teams, with some comparisons being made to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers' pants, and mustard.WEB, Sessler, Marc, What was up with those gold-tinged Ravens pants?,weblink National Football League, December 22, 2015, December 22, 2015, NEWS, Edholm, Eric, Did Ravens rob rival Steelers' closets for this week's pants?,weblink Yahoo! Sports, December 20, 2015, December 22, 2015, During the 2015 season, the NFL announced a jersey promotion called Color Rush in which teams would wear uniforms typically of one color head-to-toe during select prime-time games. The promotion was used three times that season; all the games that featured them were on Thursday Night and had both teams where them in each. The following season, the league released uniforms for all 32 teams and announced they would be worn during all Thursday Night games that year, as well as on Christmas. The Ravens had one Thursday Night game in 2016; they wore their all-purple Color Rush uniforms and won 28-7 over the division rival Cleveland Browns. They had one other Thursday Night game the following season, in which they again wore the jerseys and won 40-0 over the Miami Dolphins. In their Christmas 2016 game against the Steelers, the Ravens wore their regular all-white uniforms while their rivals wore their Color Rush uniforms.On September 13, 2018, the Ravens debuted a new combination in a road game against the Cincinnati Bengals, wearing white jerseys with purple pants. The purple pants are similar to the ones used for Color Rush except that it has side stripes of black and white; the Color Rush purple pants have gold and white stripes. Then on October 21 against the New Orleans Saints, the Ravens paired their new purple pants with their regular purple uniforms. For the regular season finale against the Browns on December 30, the Ravens wore their black uniforms with purple pants.

Marching band

The team marching band is called Baltimore's Marching Ravens. They began as the Colts' marching band and have operated continuously from September 7, 1947 to the present. They helped campaign for football to return to Baltimore after the Colts moved. Because they stayed in Baltimore after the Colts left, the band is nicknamed "the band that would not die" and were the subject of an episode of ESPN's 30 for 30. The Washington Redskins are the only other NFL team that currently has a marching band.

Players of note

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Current roster

{{Baltimore Ravens roster}}Note: The following lists players who officially played for the Ravens. For other Hall of Famers, players whose numbers were retired, and players who played for the Baltimore Colts, see Indianapolis Colts. Bold number notes player inducted as a member of the Ravens. For Cleveland Browns players, including those in the Hall of Fame and those whose numbers were retired, see Cleveland Browns.

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! colspan="6" style="{{NFLPrimaryStyle|Baltimore Ravens}};"|Baltimore Ravens Hall of Famers! colspan="6" style="{{NFLAltPrimaryStyle|Baltimore Ravens}};"|Players! No.! Name! Position! Tenure! Inducted! NotesRod Woodson >Safety (gridiron football position)>S 1998–2001 2009 Super Bowl XXXV ChampionShannon Sharpe >Tight end>TE 2000–2001 2011 Super Bowl XXXV ChampionDeion Sanders >Cornerback>CB 2004–2005 2011 75 >Jonathan Ogden >Offensive tackle>OT 1996–2007 2013 Super Bowl XXXV Champion52 >Ray Lewis >Linebacker>LB 1996–2012 2018 Super Bowl XXXV and Super Bowl XLVII ChampionSuper Bowl XXXV Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award>MVP20 >Ed Reed >Safety (gridiron football position)>S | Super Bowl XLVII Champion! colspan="6" style="{{NFLAltPrimaryStyle|Baltimore Ravens}};"|Coaches and Executives! colspan=2|Name! Position! Tenure! Inducted! NotesMike Singletary Linebacker Coach >| Inducted as a linebackerOzzie Newsome Executive/General manager (American football) >| Inducted as a tight end.

Retired numbers

The Ravens do not officially have retired numbers. However, the number 19 has not been issued out of respect for Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas, except for quarterback Scott Mitchell in his lone season in Baltimore in 1999. In addition, numbers 75, 52, and 20, in honor of Jonathan Ogden, Ray Lewis, and Ed Reed respectively, have not been issued since those players' retirements from football.

Ring of Honor

File:Matt Stover 2006-11-05.jpg|thumb|Ring of Honor member Matt StoverMatt StoverThe Ravens have a "Ring of Honor" which is on permanent display encircling the field of M&T Bank Stadium. The ring currently honors 19 members, including 8 former members of the Baltimore Colts.WEB,weblink Baltimore Ravens – History – Ring Of Honor, September 23, 2013,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130927103350weblink">weblink September 27, 2013, dead, Key/Legend{| class="wikitable"|Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist Pro Football Hall of Famers: Yearly Finalists|Inducted or Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Pro Football Hall of Famers by Year of Enshrinement Bold numbers indicate jersey numbers not in circulation{| class="wikitable"Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor members align="center" # Inductee Position(s) Seasons in Baltimore style="width:15%"Date of Induction >| Achievements in Baltimore Earnest Byner >Running back, Coach (sport)#American football>coach style="text-align:center;"1996 Baltimore Ravens season>1996–2003 Baltimore Ravens season (8) >DATE=JUNE 2, 2011 LAST1=PLATANIA FIRST1=TONY ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 13, 2013, 19 >Johnny Unitas style="text-align:center;"Quarterback>QB style="text-align:center;"1956 Baltimore Colts season>1956–1972 Baltimore Colts season (17) > October 20, 2002HTTP://A.ESPNCDN.COM/NFL/NEWS/2002/1020/1448524.HTML >TITLE=UNITAS INDUCTED INTO RAVENS' RING OF HONOR PUBLISHER=ASSOCIATED PRESS ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 13, 2013, 10 Pro Bowl selections, 7 All-Pro selections, 4× NFL MVP Lenny Moore style="text-align:center;"Halfback (American football)>HB style="text-align:center;"1956 Baltimore Colts season>1956–1967 Baltimore Colts season (12) >| 7 Pro Bowl selections, 7 All-Pro selections Art Donovan style="text-align:center;"Defensive tackle>DT style="text-align:center;"1953 Baltimore Colts season>1953–1961 Baltimore Colts season (9) >| 5 Pro Bowl selections, 4 All-Pro selections Jim Parker (American football) >Offensive lineman >1957 Baltimore Colts season–1967 Baltimore Colts season>1967 (11) 8 Pro Bowl selections, 10 All-Pro selections Raymond Berry style="text-align:center;"Wide receiver>WR style="text-align:center;"1955 Baltimore Colts season>1955–1967 Baltimore Colts season (13) >| 6 Pro Bowl selections, 5 All-Pro selections Ted Hendricks style="text-align:center;"Linebacker>LB style="text-align:center;"1969 Baltimore Colts season>1969–1973 Baltimore Colts season (5) >| 3 Pro Bowl selections, 3 All-Pro selections John Mackey (athlete) >Tight end >1963 Baltimore Colts season–1971 Baltimore Colts season>1971 (9) 5 Pro Bowl selections, 3 All-Pro selections Gino Marchetti style="text-align:center;"Defensive end>DE style="text-align:center;"1953 Baltimore Colts season>1953–1966 Baltimore Colts season (14) >| 11 Pro Bowl selections, 10 All-Pro selections Art Modell style="text-align:center;"List of NFL franchise owners>Majority owner style="text-align:center;"1996 Baltimore Ravens season>1996–2003 Baltimore Ravens season (8) >first1=Jamison date=January 6, 2004 Baltimore Sun >location=Baltimore, Maryland Cleveland Browns relocation controversy>Returned the NFL to Baltimore Michael McCrary >Defensive end >1997 Baltimore Ravens season–2002 Baltimore Ravens season>2002 (6) October 4, 2004HTTP://WWW.SCOUT.COM/2/302503.HTML >TITLE=RAVEN'S MCCRARY INDUCTED INTO RING OF HONOR FIRST1=AARON PUBLISHER=MSN ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 13, 2013, 2 Pro Bowl selections, 1 All-Pro selection Peter Boulware >Linebacker >1997 Baltimore Ravens season–2005 Baltimore Ravens season>2005 (9) November 5, 2006weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090126042508weblink">Baltimore Ravens News - Key West Florida's My Home 4 Pro Bowl selections, 1 All-Pro selection, Defensive Rookie of the Year 75 >Jonathan Ogden style="text-align:center;"Offensive tackle>OT style="text-align:center;"1996 Baltimore Ravens season>1996–2007 Baltimore Ravens season (12) >PUBLISHER=BALTIMORE RAVENS ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 13, 2013 ARCHIVE-DATE=DECEMBER 14, 2013 | 11 Pro Bowl selections, 9 All-Pro selections 3 Matt Stover style="text-align:center;"Placekicker>PK style="text-align:center;"1996 Baltimore Ravens season>1996–2008 Baltimore Ravens season (13) >DATE=NOVEMBER 20, 2011 ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 13, 2013 ARCHIVE-DATE=DECEMBER 14, 2013 | 1 Pro Bowl selection, 1 All-Pro selection Jamal Lewis >Running back >2000 Baltimore Ravens season–2006 Baltimore Ravens season>2006 (7) September 27, 2012HTTP://WWW.BALTIMORERAVENS.COM/PHOTOS/PHOTO-GALLERY/JAMAL-LEWIS-RING-OF-HONOR-INDUCTION/B12F6403-F536-443F-83C1-11D43DF23203 >TITLE=JAMAL LEWIS RING OF HONOR INDUCTION DATE=SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 ARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20131214050148/HTTP://WWW.BALTIMORERAVENS.COM/PHOTOS/PHOTO-GALLERY/JAMAL-LEWIS-RING-OF-HONOR-INDUCTION/B12F6403-F536-443F-83C1-11D43DF23203 URL-STATUS=DEAD, 1 Pro Bowl selection, 1 All-Pro selection, Offensive Player of the Year, 2,000-yard club 52 >Ray Lewis style="text-align:center;"Linebacker>LB style="text-align:center;"1996 Baltimore Ravens season>1996–2012 Baltimore Ravens season (17) >DATE=SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 LAST1=SCHMUCK THE BALTIMORE SUN >ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 13, 2013, 13 Pro Bowl selections, 10 All-Pro selections, 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, Super Bowl XXXV>Super Bowl MVPTodd Heap >Tight end >2001 Baltimore Ravens season–2010 Baltimore Ravens season>2010 (10) September 28, 2014DOWNING>FIRST=GARRETTURL=HTTP://WWW.BALTIMORERAVENS.COM/NEWS/ARTICLE-1/TODD-HEAP-GOING-INTO-RAVENS-RING-OF-HONOR/76032649-C70C-43A8-851E-0A5913A42F14ACCESSDATE=MAY 14, 2014ARCHIVE-DATE=MAY 14, 2014| 2 Pro Bowl selections, 1 All-Pro selection20 >Ed Reed style="text-align:center;"Safety (gridiron football position)>FS style="text-align:center;"2002 Baltimore Ravens season>2002–2012 Baltimore Ravens season (11) >FOX SPORTS (UNITED STATES)>TITLE=ED REED GETS EMOTIONAL AT RAVENS' RING OF HONOR INDUCTIONURL=HTTP://WWW.FOXSPORTS.COM/NFL/STORY/BALTIMORE-RAVENS-ED-REED-RING-OF-HONOR-INDUCTION-112215Pro Bowl selections, 8 All-Pro selections, NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award>Defensive Player of YearBrian Billick > Head coach#National Football League > 1999 Baltimore Ravens season–2007 Baltimore Ravens season>2007 (9) September 29, 2019BRIAN BILLICK, HALOTI NGATA GOING INTO RAVENS’ RING OF HONOR >URL=HTTPS://WWW.BALTIMORERAVENS.COM/NEWS/PRESS-RELEASE-RAVENS-RING-OF-HONOR-ANNOUNCEMENT DATE=MAY 29, 2019 Super Bowl champion (Super Bowl XXXV>XXXV), 2 AFC North Championships, 4 Playoff BerthsHaloti Ngata >Defensive Tackle > 2006 Baltimore Ravens season–2014 Baltimore Ravens season>2014 (9) 2020 5 Pro Bowl selections, 5 All-Pro selections

First round draft picks

The Baltimore Ravens had their first draft in 1996, where they selected offensive lineman from UCLA and current NFL Hall of Famer,NEWS, Parcells, Carter finally make Pro Football Hall of Fame,weblink USA Today, February 2, 2013, Jim, Corbett, February 2, 2013, and 11-time Pro-Bowler Jonathan Ogden. Along with their pick in the next year's draft, this was the highest first-round draft pick that the Ravens have had. They also selected Ray Lewis with the 26th pick. In both 1996 and 2000, the Ravens had two first-round draft picks. However, in 2004 they had none. In their history, the Ravens have drafted 4 offensive linemen, 3 linebackers, 2 wide receivers, 2 cornerbacks, 2 quarterbacks, a running back, tight end, safety, and defensive tackle. The Ravens have 56 combined Pro-Bowl appearances from their first-round draft picks.{{citation needed|date=May 2019}}

Team records

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! !! colspan=3 | Regular Season !! colspan=3 | Playoffs !! colspan=2 | Rookie! !! Career !! Season !! Game !! Career !! Season !! Game !! Season !! Game|3267Joe Flacco Joe Flacco2016 >Joe Flacco2016-12-12 @NE >Joe Flacco >Joe Flacco2012 >Joe Flacco2015-01-10 @NE >Joe Flacco2008 >|28Joe Flacco2008-10-12 @IND Joe Flacco >Joe Flacco2016 >Elvis Grbac2001-09-23 @CIN >Joe Flacco >Joe Flacco2012 >Joe Flacco2015-01-10 @NE >Joe Flacco2008 >|43Kyle Boller2003-09-07 @PIT Joe Flacco >Joe Flacco2016 >Vinny Testaverde1996-10-27 STL >Joe Flacco >Joe Flacco2012 >Joe Flacco2013-01-12 @DEN >Joe Flacco2008 >|302Kyle Boller2003-10-19 @CIN Joe Flacco >Vinny Testaverde1996 >Tony Banks (American football)>Tony Banks2000-09-10 JAXJoe Flacco2014-10-12 @TBLamar Jackson2019-09-08 @MIA 25Joe Flacco 11Joe Flacco2012 4Joe Flacco2015-01-10 @NE 14Joe Flacco2008 2Kyle Boller2003-10-19 @CINJoe Flacco2008-11-02 @CLE2008-11-09 @HOU2008-11-23 PHI2008-11-30 @CIN Joe Flacco >Joe Flacco2013 >Joe Flacco2013-09-29 @BUF >Joe Flacco >Elvis Grbac2001Joe Flacco2008, 2009 >Elvis Grbac2002-01-20 @PITJoe Flacco2009-01-18 @PIT >Joe Flacco2008 >|3Kyle Boller2003-09-28 KCJoe Flacco2008-10-12 @IND2009-01-18 @PIT Joe Flacco >Eric Zeier1997 >List of NFL quarterbacks who have posted a perfect passer rating>158.3Lamar Jackson2019-09-08 @MIA 88.6Joe Flacco 117.2Joe Flacco2012 125.6Joe Flacco2013-01-06 IND 80.3Joe Flacco2008 120.2Joe Flacco2008-10-19 @MIA Joe Flacco >Joe Flacco2013 >Eric Zeier1997-12-21 @CINTony Banks (American football)>Tony Banks1999-11-21 @CINJeff Blake2002-11-17 @MIA 28Joe Flacco 10Trent Dilfer2000 5Joe Flacco2011-01-15 @PIT2012-01-15 HOU 32Joe Flacco2008 5Joe Flacco2008-09-29 @PIT2008-12-20 @DAL Vinny Testaverde >Eric Zeier1997 >Jeff Blake2002-12-29 @PIT >Trent Dilfer >Joe Flacco2012 >Joe Flacco2013-01-06 IND >Joe Flacco2008 >|12.91*Joe Flacco2008-12-28 JAX Vinny Testaverde >Joe Flacco2015 >Joe Flacco >Joe Flacco2012 >Joe Flacco2008 >|- + = min. 500 attempts, # = min. 100 attempts, ∗ = minimum 15 attempts,">

Rushing {| class"wikitable" style"text-align:center;"

! !! colspan=3 | Regular Season !! colspan=3 | Playoffs !! colspan =2 | Rookie!Statistic !! Career !! Season !! Game !! Career !! Season !! Game !! Season !! GameJamal Lewis >Jamal Lewis2003 >Bam Morris1997-10-26 @WSHPriest Holmes1998-11-22 @CIN >Ray Rice >Jamal Lewis2000 >Jamal Lewis2000-12-31 DENRay Rice2013-01-12 @DEN2013-02-03 vs. SF >Jamal Lewis2000 >|35Jay Graham1997-11-16 PHIJamal Lewis >Jamal Lewis2003 >Jamal Lewis2003-09-14 CLE >Ray Rice >Jamal Lewis2000 >Ray Rice2010-01-10 @NE >Jamal Lewis2000 >|187Jamal Lewis2000-11-19 DALRay Rice >Justin Forsett2014 >Willis McGahee2010-01-03 @OAK >Ray Rice >Ray Rice2009 >Ray Rice2010-01-10 @NE >Bernard Pierce2012 >|7.33*Ray Rice2008-11-02 @CLEJamal Lewis >Jamal Lewis2003 >Jamal Lewis2003-12-07 CIN2006-11-19 ATLWillis McGahee2010-01-03 @OAK >Ray Rice >Jamal Lewis2000 >Jamal Lewis2000-12-31 DENWillis McGahee2009-01-18 @PITRay Rice2010-01-10 @NE >Jamal Lewis2000 >|2Jamal Lewis2000-11-26 CLE2000-12-31 DENJason Brookins2001-11-25 @JAXJamal Lewis >Jamal Lewis2003 >Jamal Lewis >Ray Rice2009 >Jamal Lewis2000 >|- ∗ = minimum 15 attempts, # = min. 100 attempts, + = min. 500 attempts">

Receiving {| class"wikitable" style"text-align: center;"

! !! colspan=3 | Regular Season !! colspan=3 | Playoffs !! colspan =2 | Rookie!Statistic !! Career !! Season !! Game !! Career !! Season !! Game !! Season !! GameDerrick Mason >Derrick Mason2007 >Priest Holmes1998-10-11 TENSteve Smith Sr.>Steve Smith2015-09-27 CIN 38Anquan Boldin 22Anquan Boldin2012 10Todd Heap2011-01-09 @KC 50Torrey Smith2011 12Javorius Allen2015-12-06 @MIADerrick Mason >Michael Jackson (wide receiver)>Michael Jackson1996 258Qadry Ismail1999-12-12 @PIT 616Anquan Boldin 380Anquan Boldin2012 145Anquan Boldin2013-01-06 IND 841Torrey Smith2011 165Torrey Smith2011-11-20 CINTorrey Smith >Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis1998 43*Qadry Ismail1999-12-12 @PIT 20.7#Torrey Smith 38.33*Shannon Sharpe2000 29*Anquan Boldin2013-01-06 IND 18#Demetrius Williams2006 30.4*Torrey Smith2011-09-25 @STLTodd Heap >Michael Jackson (wide receiver)>Michael Jackson1996 4Marcus Robinson (American football)2003-11-23 SEA >Anquan Boldin >Anquan Boldin2012 >Anquan Boldin2013-01-20 @NE >Torrey Smith2011Marlon Brown2013 >|3Torrey Smith2011-09-25 @STLDerrick Mason >Steve Smith Sr.>Steve Smith2015 - 77*Anquan Boldin 95#Anquan Boldin2012 - 52.6#Torrey Smith2011 - ∗ = minimum 4 receptions, # = min. 20 receptions, + = min. 200 receptions">

Other {| class"wikitable" style"text-align: center;"

! !! colspan=3 | Regular Season !! colspan=3 | Playoffs !! colspan=2 | Rookie!Statistic !! Career !! Season !! Game !! Career !! Season !! Game !! Season !! GameJamal Lewis >Ray Rice2011 >Marcus Robinson (American football)>Marcus Robinson2003-11-23 SEA 6Ray RiceAnquan Boldin 4Jamal Lewis2000Anquan Boldin2012 2(6 times)7Torrey Smith2011Marlon Brown2013 3Torrey Smith2011-09-25 @STLRay Rice >Jamal Lewis2003 >Jamal Lewis2003-09-14 CLE >Ray Rice >Ray Rice2012 >Ray Rice2010-01-10 @NE >Jamal Lewis2000 >|170Jamal Lewis2000-11-26 CLEJavorius Allen2015-12-06 @MIARay Rice >Jamal Lewis2003 >Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis1997-12-07 SEA 1077Ray Rice 619Jacoby Jones2012 290Jacoby Jones2013-02-03 vs. SF 1660Jamal Lewis2000 250B.J. Sams2004-10-04 KC">

Returns {| class"wikitable" style"text-align: center;"

! !! colspan=3 | Regular Season !! colspan=3 | Playoffs!Statistic !! Career !! Season !! Game !! Career !! Season !! GameJermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis 59B. J. Sams (American football)2004 >Corey Harris1998-12-13 MINB. J. Sams (American football)>B.J. Sams2005-11-27 @CIN 25Jacoby Jones 14Jacoby Jones2012 6Cory Ross2007-01-13 INDJacoby Jones2015-01-10 @NEB. J. Sams (American football)>B.J. Sams 1,251B. J. Sams (American football)2004 >Corey Harris1998-12-13 MIN >Jacoby Jones >Jacoby Jones2012 >|206Jacoby Jones2013-02-03 vs. SFJacoby Jones >Raheem Mostert2015 >Jacoby Jones2012-10-14 DAL >Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis 37.8Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)2000 >|41.2Jacoby Jones2013-02-03 vs. SFJacoby Jones >Jacoby Jones2012 > 1Jacoby Jones2013-02-03 vs. SF Jermaine Lewis2001-01-28 vs. NYGJermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis 57Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)1999 >Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis 11Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)2000 >|6Jim Leonhard2009-01-18 @PITJermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis 578Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)2000 >Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis1997-12-07 SEA 224Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974) >Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis2000 99Jermaine Lewis2002-01-20 @PIT Tandon Doss >Lamont Brightful2002 >Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis2000-12-24 NYJ 14Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974) >Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis2001 33Jermaine Lewis2002-01-20 @PIT Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis 2Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)1997, 1998, 2000B. J. Sams (American football)>B.J. Sams2004 2Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)1997-12-07 SEA2000-12-24 NYJ > 1Jermaine Lewis2002-01-20 @PIT Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis 1,826B. J. Sams (American football)2004 >Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)>Jermaine Lewis1997-12-07 SEA 757Jacoby Jones 472Jacoby Jones2012 181Jermaine Lewis2002-01-20 @PIT

Kicking {| class"wikitable" style"text-align: center"

! !! colspan=3 | Regular Season !! colspan=3 | Playoffs!Statistic !! Career !! Season !! Game !! Career !! Season !! GameMatt Stover >Justin Tucker2012, 2014 >Billy Cundiff2009-12-13 DET >Justin Tucker >Justin Tucker2012 >|5Justin Tucker2013-01-12 @DEN Matt Stover >Justin Tucker2013, 2016 >Justin Tucker2013-12-16 @DET >Matt Stover >Matt Stover2000 >|3Matt Stover2001-01-14 @OAKBilly Cundiff2011-01-09 @KCJustin Tucker2015-01-03 @PIT Sam Koch >Kyle Richardson1999 >Kyle Richardson1998-09-20 @JAX2000-12-24 NYJNick Murphy (American football)>Nick Murphy2004-11-28 @NESam Koch2007-11-05 @PIT 80Sam Koch 33Kyle Richardson2000 10Kyle Richardson2000-12-31 DEN2001-01-28 NYG Sam Koch >Kyle Richardson1999 >Kyle Richardson1998-09-20 @JAX >Sam Koch >Kyle Richardson2000 >|444Sam Koch2012-01-15 HOU Sam Koch >Sam Koch2014 >Sam Koch2013-12-08 MIN >Sam Koch >Sam Koch2014 >|53.75Sam Koch2011-01-15 @PIT ">

Defense {| class"wikitable" style"text-align: center"

! !! colspan=3 | Regular Season !! colspan=3 | Playoffs!Statistic !! Career !! Season !! Game !! Career !! Season !! GameEd Reed >Ed Reed2004, 2008 >Ed Reed >Ed Reed >Duane Starks2000Lardarius Webb2011 >|2Duane Starks2001-01-14 @OAKEd Reed2007-01-13 IND2009-01-04 @MIALardarius Webb2012-01-15 HOUCorey Graham2013-01-12 @DENEd Reed >Ed Reed2004 >Ed Reed2008-11-23 PHI >Ed Reed >Duane Starks2000 >|76Ed Reed2009-01-04 @MIA Ed Reed >Rod Woodson1998, 1999Chris McAlister2006Ed Reed2008Terrell Suggs2008 > 1(5 times)Terrell Suggs >Elvis Dumervil2014 >Michael McCrary1998-11-08 OAKPeter Boulware2002-01-07 MIN >Terrell Suggs >Michael McCrary2000 >|3Michael McCrary2000-12-31 DENTerrell Suggs2011-01-15 @PIT ">

Exceptional Performances {| class"wikitable" style"text-align: center;"

!style="{{NFLPrimaryStyle|Baltimore Ravens|border=2}};"|Statistic !! style="{{NFLPrimaryStyle|Baltimore Ravens|border=2}};"|Career !! style="{{NFLPrimaryStyle|Baltimore Ravens|border=2}};"|Season !! style="{{NFLPrimaryStyle|Baltimore Ravens|border=2}};"|Playoff Games !! style="{{NFLPrimaryStyle|Baltimore Ravens|border=2}};"|Rookie GamesJoe Flacco >Joe Flacco2012 >Joe Flacco >|1Kyle Boller2003 Jamal Lewis >Jamal Lewis2003 >Jamal LewisRay Rice >|7Jamal Lewis2000 Anquan BoldinMark Clayton (American football, born 1982)>Mark ClaytonSteve Smith Sr. >Steve Smith Sr.>Steve Smith2014 3Anquan Boldin 2Torrey Smith2011 Jamal Lewis >Jamal Lewis2003Ray Rice2011 >Anquan BoldinRay Rice >|5Jamal Lewis2000 Ray Rice >Willis McGahee2009 >|2Jamal Lewis2000Clarence Moore2004 Jamal Lewis >|1Torrey Smith2011

Other Career Records

  • Most Tackles: Ray Lewis, 1,573 (1996–2012)
  • Most Forced Fumbles: Terrell Suggs, 28 (2003–2018)
  • Longest Field Goal Made: Justin Tucker, 61 yards (2012–present)
All records as of February 9, 2017 per Pro-Football Reference.comWEB,weblink Baltimore Ravens Team Encyclopedia, Pro-Football-Reference.com, February 9, 2017,

Staff

Head coaches

Current staff

{{Baltimore Ravens staff}}

Broadcast media

The Ravens' flagship radio stations are Hearst-owned WIYY (98 Rock) and WBAL 1090 AM, with Gerry Sandusky (WBAL-TV Sports Anchor since 1988) as the play-by-play announcer and analysts Dennis Pitta (Baltimore Ravens TE 2010–2016) and Jarret Johnson (Baltimore Ravens LB 2003–2011).The team's flagship station is WIYY/WBAL sister station WBAL-TV, which broadcasts pre-season games and team programming throughout the season. The programming is syndicated to WJLA-TV in Washington, WGAL in the HarrisburgLebanonYorkLancaster, Pennsylvania market, and until 2017, was carried through the remainder of the team's region by CSN Mid-Atlantic. In January 2017, the Ravens announced that it had cut ties with CSN Mid-Atlantic, as the network was cutting back on its day-to-day coverage of other teams in the region in order to focus more extensively on the Washington Capitals and Wizards—whose games are broadcast by CSN Mid-Atlantic, and whose owner holds a stake in the network. The team announced that it would seek a new partner; until 2010, these rights were held by MASN.WEB, Comcast SportsNet will no longer partner with Ravens,weblink Baltimore Sun, January 21, 2017, Ravens regular season games are typically broadcast by WJZ-TV as part of CBS's rights to the AFC, but games may occasionally be broadcast on WBAL (Sunday Night Football and simulcasts of games on cable) or WBFF-TV (also Thursday Night Football).

Radio

(File:Baltimore Ravens radio affiliates.png|thumb|right|Map of radio affiliates.){| class="wikitable"Annapolis, Maryland>Annapolis| 1430 AM| WNAV| Baltimore| 1090 AM & 97.9 FMWBAL (AM)>WBAL & WIYYCambridge, Maryland>Cambridge| 1240 AM & 106.3 FMWCEM (AM)>WCEM & WCEM-FMCumberland, Maryland>Cumberland| 107.1 FM| WCBC-FMGeorgetown, Delaware>Georgetown| 93.5 FM| WZBHHagerstown, Maryland>Hagerstown| 1490 AMWARK (AM)>WARKLexington Park, Maryland>Lexington Park| 97.7 FM| WMDMMartinsburg, West Virginia>Martinsburg| 1340 AM| WEPMSalisbury, Maryland>Salisbury| 92.5 FM| WNKZ-FMStrasburg, Virginia>Strasburg| 104.9 FM| WZFCThurmont, Maryland>Thurmont| 1450 AM| WTHU| Washington, D.C.| 104.7 FM & 101.1 FM HD2| W284CQ & WWDC-FM HD2Westminster, Maryland>Westminster| 1470 AM| WTTRWinchester, Virginia>Winchester| 105.5 FM| WXBNYork, Pennsylvania>York| 910 AMWSBA (AM)>WSBA

References

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Further reading

  • BOOK, Smith, Dean Bartoli, Never Easy, Never Pretty: A Fan, A City, A Championship City, 2013, Temple University Press, 978-1439911068, (available online)

External links

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  • {{Official website}}
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