The Ravens vaunted defense suffocated the Giants, recording four sacks, forcing five turnovers, returning an interception for a touchdown and even returning a kickoff for a TD. The Ravens became the third Wild Card team to win a Super Bowl.
2 of 7Dave Hammond/AP
Sept. 1, 1996
The Ravens beat the Raiders in their first ever game in front of the biggest crowd to ever witness a sporting event in Baltimore. Quarterback Vinny Testaverde scored the first touchdown in team history and running back Earnest Byner clinched it in the fourth quarter for a 19-14 win.
3 of 7The tennessean, George Walker IV/AP
Jan. 7, 2001
Just one week after winning the first playoff game in team history, the Ravens stunned the defending AFC champions and top-seeded Tennessee Titans, 24-10. Anthony Mitchell returned a blocked field goal 90 yards for the tie-breaking touchdown and Ray Lewis returned an interception 50 yards for a TD in the fourth quarter to complete the upset.
4 of 7AP
Nov. 6, 1995
Browns owner Art Modell announced that the franchise that had played in Cleveland since 1946 in the old AAFC would move to Baltimore for the 1996 season. The move sparked outrage and multiple fan protests.
5 of 7Bob Leverone/TSN/Icon SMI
Dec. 28, 2003
Jamal Lewis ran for 114 yards and a touchdown in 27 carries vs. Pittsburgh to finish the 2003 season with 2,006 yards rushing, second highest at the time in NFL history. The Ravens finished 10-6 to win the AFC North title.
6 of 7John Biever/SI
Jan. 14, 2001
Shannon Sharpe set an NFL postseason record with a 96-yard touchdown reception from Trent Dilfer and the Ravens beat the Raiders 16-13 in the AFC Championship Game.
7 of 7James D. Smith/Icon SMI
Dec. 20, 2008
In the final game at Texas Stadium, the Ravens knocked off the Cowboys with two stadium records. First, Willis McGahee charged for a 77-yard touchdown run to set a new stadium record until LeRon McClain broke it on the first play of the next offensive series. McClain's run was 82 yards.
You May Like
Sign Up for our Newsletter
Don't get stuck on the sidelines! Sign up to get exclusives, daily highlights, analysis and more—delivered right to your inbox!