42 Facts About Baltimore Ravens


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

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

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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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The Baltimore 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.

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

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Baltimore Ravens 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passed over in favor of Jacksonville, Florida, despite Jacksonville's minor TV market status and that the city had withdrawn from contention in the summer, only to return with then-Commissioner Paul Tagliabue's urging.

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The Giants' only score was a Ron Dixon kickoff return for a touchdown; however, the Baltimore Ravens immediately countered with a touchdown return on the ensuing kickoff by Jermaine Lewis.

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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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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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The next offseason, the Baltimore Ravens looked to augment their receiving corps by signing Derrick Mason from the Titans and drafting Oklahoma wide receiver Mark Clayton in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

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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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Baltimore Ravens had secured the AFC North title, the No 2 AFC playoff seed, and clinched a 1st-round bye by season's end.

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The Baltimore 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.

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Baltimore Ravens was replaced by John Harbaugh, the special teams coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and the older brother of former Ravens quarterback Jim Harbaugh .

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Baltimore Ravens smartly recovered in 2008, winning eleven games and achieving a wild card spot in the postseason.

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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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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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The Baltimore Ravens scored a fine win at home against Denver in Week 5.

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Baltimore Ravens hosted their arch-enemy in Week 1 of the 2011 season.

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Week 5, the Baltimore Ravens had a bye week, following a game against the Texans.

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

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The Baltimore Ravens then took an intentional safety in the waning moments of the game to preserve the victory.

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The Baltimore Ravens terminated Rice's contract as a result, and was later indefinitely suspended by the NFL, although a judge later vacated this indefinite suspension.

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In Week 12, the Baltimore Ravens traveled down for an interconference battle with the New Orleans Saints, which the Baltimore Ravens won.

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The Baltimore Ravens lost key players such as Joe Flacco, Justin Forsett, Terrell Suggs, Steve Smith Sr.

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The Baltimore Ravens suffered a loss at home to the Cincinnati Bengals in the final game of the season that prevented them from earning a playoff berth.

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

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The Baltimore Ravens lost to the Los Angeles Chargers in the Wild Card round with Jackson at quarterback, making him the youngest QB in NFL history to start a playoff game.

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

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In 2021, the Baltimore Ravens claimed the record of consecutive preseason wins with 20, overtaking Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers record.

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The following week, the Baltimore Ravens tied the NFL record of consecutive 100 yard rushing games by a team with 43 in a win over the Denver Broncos, equaling the 1974 to '77 Pittsburgh Steelers record.

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

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Baltimore Ravens have divisional rivalries with the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.

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Baltimore Ravens was not credited for the design when the logo was announced.

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Baltimore Ravens Sun ran a poll showing three designs for new helmet logos.

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The new Baltimore Ravens logo, introduced in 1999, featured a raven's head in profile with the letter B superimposed.

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Design of the Baltimore Ravens uniform has remained essentially unchanged since the team's inaugural season in 1996.

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Art Modell admitted to ESPN's Roy Firestone that the Baltimore Ravens' colors, introduced in early 1996, were inspired by the Northwestern Wildcats 1995 dream season.

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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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Since John Harbaugh became the head coach in 2008, the Baltimore Ravens have worn their white jerseys at home for preseason games.

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

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Since 2010, the Baltimore Ravens have worn their black jerseys at least twice each season.

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