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|Stadium:||M & T Bank Stadium|
|Colours:||Purple, black & metallic gold|
|Hall of Famers:||Todd Heap, Ray Lewis, Jamal Lewis, Matt Stover, Jonathan Ogden, Peter Boulware, Michael McCrary,, Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, John Mackey, Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker, Johnny Unitas & Earnest Byner|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Weeb Ewbank|
|Rivals:||Pittsburgh Steelers & New England Patriots|
|Legends:||Ray Lewis, Jonathan Ogden, Ed Reed,Joe Flacco, Jamal Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Chris McAlister, Haloti Ngata, Marshal Yanda, Peter Boulware & Todd Heap|
|Super Bowl Championships:||2: 2000 & 2012|
|Conference Championships:||2: 2000 & 2012|
|1st 2021 Draft Pick:||#27 – Rashod Bateman|
|2021 Power Ranking:||8|
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While the Baltimore Ravens entered the NFL in 1996, football in Baltimore could be traced back to the 1940s, where the city was awarded the financially stricken Miami Seahawks who competed in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and were renamed as the Colts when they played in the 1950 NFL season, (the AAFC and the NFL merged in 1949).
The Colts didn’t feature in the 1951 and 1952 NFL seasons, but a year later Baltimore once again had a football team as they were handed the Dallas Texans franchise, and were renamed back to the Colts.
The Colts participated in the National Football League from 1953-1984 when they moved to Indianapolis, and during their stay in Baltimore they won the championship in 1958 and 1959 as well as clinching Super Bowl V in 1971.
Around 13 years after Super Bowl success in Baltimore, the Colts relocated to Indianapolis where they are today. Football would return to the city of Baltimore in 1996 when the NFL awarded the city with a franchise called the Baltimore Ravens, after fans voted in a poll to select the nickname.
Ted Marchibroda who coached the Colts from 1975-1979 returned and was named their inaugural coach for the new dawn of football in Baltimore. Their opening game against Oakland couldn’t have asked for a much better way to kick off the season as the Ravens defeated the Raiders, 19-14 in front 64,124 fans.
That was the only positive from their first season back as they finished the season with a 4-12 record, ensuring they would finish last in the AFC Central standings. Despite finishing in bottom place again in 1997, the Ravens had an early round pick in the draft and chose Peter Boulware with pick No. 4.
Boulware would be an instrumental component for the Ravens in years to come as throughout his eight year tenure as the Ravens linebacker, he played 126 games, completed 493 tackles and made 70 sacks, as well as claiming Rookie of the Year in his debut season.
The rest of the 1990s were a bit same as the Ravens tried to find their feet missing the playoffs in both 1998 and 1999. After the 1998 season Marchibroda’s time as coach came to an end following a 6-10 record, which prompted the signing of Brian Billick as head coach for the 1999 season, becoming the second coach of Ravens.
Over Billick’s eight year tenure, he took the Ravens to four playoff appearances, three division championships and of course led them to their first ever Super Bowl victory over the New York Jets in Super Bowl XXXV.
Billicks’ breakout year occurred in the 2000 season where they finished with a 12-4 win-loss ratio, where they appeared in their maiden postseason appearance defeating the Denver Broncos in the wildcard playoff, earning their first victory in the postseason.
After defeating Tennessee, the Ravens faced the Oakland Raiders in the AFC Championship game where they cruised through and earned themselves a Super Bowl appearance after defeating them 16-3.
Super Bowl XXXV would forever be ingrained in Baltimore folklore as they claimed a 34-7 victory over the Jets, as they claimed their first Vince Lombardi trophy, as Ray Lewis was awarded the Super Bowl MVP.
The following seasons after the Super Bowl success saw the Ravens compete in the playoffs just three more times under Billick, in 2002 where they lost the divisional game, 2004 and 2007 where they went down in the AFC wildcard playoffs.
By 2008, the Ravens installed their third coach John Harbaugh, and it proved to be one of the most successful eras in Ravens history as he has so far led them to eight playoffs (2008-12, 2014 and 2018-19) as well leading them to their second Vince Lombardi trophy.
After falling short in the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons the Ravens responded in emphatic fashion in the 2012 season where they won the Super Bowl for the second time after overcoming a late surge against the San Francisco 49ers to win 34-31, with quarterback Joe Flacco being crowned the Super Bowl MVP.
The season after the Super Bowl success, Harbaugh’s Ravens set a franchise record of scoring the most points with 409 and had the second most stacks in the NFL as well as being ranked the number two red zone defence in the league. The Ravens didn’t make the playoffs after their Super Bowl triumph but returned in 2014, 2018 and 2019.
In 2018 the Ravens focused on defense and offense as they were both ranked in the top 10 in the NFL, clinching the AFC North Division but lost in the wild card playoff game against the LA Chargers. Lamar Jackson, after finishing the 2018 season as the starter, was handed the keys to the car in 2019 and ended up running away with MVP. He led the team to a franchise record and league best 14-2 season, but they were undone in the divisional round, dropping Jackson to 0-2 in the playoffs.
The 2020 season saw Baltimore falter a bit, struggling with injuries and COVID-19, but ended the season on a five game winning streak and jumped from out of the postseason up to fifth, setting up a rematch with Tennessee, the team that eliminated them one year earlier.
Jackson finally broke through for his maiden postseason victory with the defense being the star, keeping the explosive Titans’ offense to just 13 points. It all came undone in the Divisional Round, only scoring three points and being eliminated by the Bills.
The Baltimore Ravens once again lost in the divisional round last season leading to questions surrounding Lamar Jackson and whether his style of football works in the playoffs. The Ravens lost to the Bills in the divisional round after securing a wild card berth in the playoffs with a 11-5 record last season. With the addition of a few pieces this offseason and the continued development of Lamar Jackson is this enough for a run at the Super Bowl?
The Baltimore Ravens have had a strong head office and have been extremely good since hiring John Harbaugh in 2008. John Harbaugh has won 1 Super Bowl during his tenure as head coach with 9 playoff appearances in the 12 year span of his role as Ravens head coach.
Harbaugh started off his head coaching tenure with a visit to the AFC Championship game and made the playoffs 5 straight years culminating in a Super Bowl win against his brother Jim Harbaugh.
Harbaugh has been one of the very best when making the most out of the talent he has at hand leading a Joe Flacco led team to win a Championship. Harbaugh has coached both offense and defense throughout his long career. This is reflected by his openness to different offensive schemes as well as strong defense throughout his entire tenure with the Ravens.
Since adding Lamar Jackson in 2018 the Ravens have been exceptional, especially with Harbaugh designing a scheme to fit Lamar’s abilities. However the lack of playoff success in all 3 years of the Jackson/Harbaugh partnership have led to questions over Lamar’s standing.
This offseason Jackson was looking for a contract extension that should’ve made the former MVP, one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the league. The 2 sides did not reach an agreement and this seems like a prove it year for Jackson.
The Ravens have been relatively quiet this offseason but signed key free agents in Offensive Guard Kevin Zeitler, Tight End Josh Oliver and Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins to name a few. The Ravens also re-signed star Tight End Mark Andrews to a 4 year $54 million deal.
Despite the additions the Ravens did lose 2 key pieces to their defensive front 7, with Yannick Ngakoue and Matt Judon leaving for better deals. The Ravens have had all the pieces to succeed for years and are just looking to break through before needing to re-sign Jackson to a mammoth deal.
The Ravens’ offense revolves around the legs of Lamar Jackson. The athletic freak of nature has been slicing up defenses from day one but has struggled in the playoffs when he is forced to throw the ball. Lamar has shown sparks of elite passing but his inconsistency which includes wide open misses is worrying in a league that continues to trend towards the pass.
What Lamar lacks in passing he certainly makes up with his legs as he is the fastest and most agile player in the league, often running for big plays. The Ravens have designed a run heavy, option based offense to make the most of Lamar’s legs and this has led the Ravens to be the best running team in the league over the past 2 seasons.
The supporting cast around Jackson is top tier with the expectation of the Wide Receiver group. After trading starting right tackle Orlando Brown Jr, the Ravens have added Alejandro Villanueva to the offensive line, which should be one of the top 10 lines in the league.
The biggest weakness of the line was the interior but that has been addressed with the addition of Kevin Zietler. The Ravens running back group is also solid with JK Dobbins and Gus Edwardswho has been extremely efficient.
The receiving group has also gotten better this offseason with Sammy Watkins being brought in to a group that includes the flashy Marquise Brown and safety net Mark Andrews. The Ravens offense is a top 10 unit, the question is whether or not Jackson can propel the Ravens into the upper echelon with his arm.
Defensively the Ravens are deep and talented. The Ravens defense has been consistently good, allowing less than 20 points per game over the last 4 seasons. The Ravens are in the league’s top tier defensively and have shown that they can show up in the playoffs, holding opponents to an average of 15 points during last season’s playoff run.
The Ravens have a fierce interior defensive line with the giant Calias Campbell, Derek Wolfe and Brandon Williams. This interior trio is a run stuffing beast which gave the Ravens the 8th best rush defense in the league. Losing Ngakoue and Judon certainly hurt their pass rush but adding Justin Houston is a sneaky good addition.
The Ravens secondary is also elite with Marlon Humprhey and Marcus Peters who are 2 of the best corners in the league. The Ravens were 6th in passing yards allowed last year, and were tied for 5th in touchdowns allowed. The linebacker group is also solid with Patrick Queen looking to make a large jump in his second year.
The Ravens defense is a top 5 unit and is good enough to lead them to a championship, the question remains on whether the Ravens’ offense can replicate their regular season success in the playoffs. If the Ravens and Jackson can replicate this success, the sky’s the limit.
The Baltimore Ravens finished the 2020 NFL season with a 10-6 record against the spread, being 5-3 at both home and on the road. When looking at over/under the overall record is 7-9, being 4-4 at home and 3-5 on the road.
The Ravens have now made the postseason in three straight seasons but are just 1-3 in postseason games over that stretch. Despite this, the Ravens have the equal fourth best Super Bowl LVI odds at +1100 and the equal second best odds to win the AFC at +550.
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Where do the Baltimore Ravens play?
The Baltimore Ravens play their home games at the M & T Bank Stadium.
Who owns the Baltimore Ravens?
Stephen J. Biscotti is the majority owner of the Baltimore Ravens.
Has the Baltimore Ravens won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Baltimore Ravens have won two Super Bowls.
Who is the Baltimore Ravens coach?
John Harbaugh is the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens.
Do the Baltimore Ravens play tonight?
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What is the Baltimore Ravens record?
The Baltimore Ravens finished the 2020 season with a 11-5 record.
Did the Baltimore Ravens win last night?
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How much is the Baltimore Ravens worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Baltimore Ravens are worth $2.75 billion.
Who do the Baltimore Ravens play tonight?
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How to watch the Baltimore Ravens?
You can watch the Baltimore Ravens on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket and BaltimoreRavens.com. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access and the Ravens app. While you can pre and post game coverage on Roku, apple TV and Amazon Alexa.
Will the Baltimore Ravens make the playoffs this year?
The Baltimore Ravens made the playoffs after ending up with the best wildcard spot in the AFC, finishing with an 11-5 record, good enough for fifth.
When do the Baltimore Ravens play?
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When is the next Baltimore Ravens game?
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Where did the Baltimore Ravens finish the season?
The Baltimore Ravens finished the 2020 season second in the AFC North and fifth in the AFC.
How many games did the Baltimore Ravens win?
The Baltimore Ravens won 11 in the 2020 NFL season.
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