25 Facts About Baltimore Ravens

1. Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore.

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2. The Baltimore Ravens compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division.

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3. Baltimore Ravens were established in 1996 after Art Modell, then owner of the Cleveland Browns, announced plans in 1995 to relocate the franchise from Cleveland, Ohio to Baltimore, Maryland.

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4. Name "Baltimore Ravens" was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Raven.

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5. The name "Baltimore Ravens" was inspired by Bob Ardinger, a member of the Baltimore Ravens wheelchair basketball team.

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6. Baltimore Ravens was joined by receiver Qadry Ismail, who posted a 1,000-yard season.

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7. Baltimore Ravens ran into salary cap problems entering the 2002 season and was forced to part with a number of impact players.

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8. In 2003, the Baltimore Ravens drafted their new quarterback, Kyle Boller, but he was injured midway through the season and was replaced by Anthony Wright.

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9. In 2006, The Baltimore 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.

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10. Still ranked second overall to first-place San Diego Chargers, the Baltimore Ravens continued on.

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11. In 2009, the Baltimore Ravens won their first three matches, then lost the next three, including a close match in Minnesota.

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12. The next match was against the Steelers, where Baltimore Ravens lost a close one before beating the Raiders to end the season.

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13. Baltimore Ravens played the Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers.

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14. On January 27, 2014, the Baltimore 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.

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15. Baltimore Ravens drafted QB Lamar Jackson with the 32nd pick in the 2018 draft.

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16. On March 13, 2019, the Baltimore Ravens traded Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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17. Thirteen Baltimore Ravens were selected to the 2019 Pro Bowl, matching the all-time NFL record.

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18. Pittsburgh and Baltimore Ravens are separated by a less-than-5-hour drive along Interstate 70.

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19. Bouchat had submitted his design to the Maryland Stadium Authority by fax after learning that Baltimore Ravens was to acquire an NFL team.

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20. In 1997 the Baltimore 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.

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21. Baltimore Ravens began wearing black pants again with the white jersey in 2008.

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22. On December 7, 2008, during a Sunday Night Football game against the Washington Redskins, the Baltimore Ravens introduced a new combination of black jersey with white pants.

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23. On December 5, 2010, the Baltimore Ravens reverted to the black pants with the purple jerseys versus the Pittsburgh Steelers during NBC's Sunday Night Football telecast.

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24. On September 13, 2018, the Baltimore Ravens debuted a new combination in a road game against the Cincinnati Bengals, wearing white jerseys with purple pants.

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25. Black socks were originally worn with this combination, but on January 2, 2022, the Baltimore Ravens wore purple socks with the regular all-purple combination against the Los Angeles Rams, essentially replicating their Color Rush uniforms but with minimal gold elements.

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