- Super Bowl Championships: 2
- Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 47
- Claim to Fame: Allowed just 165 points in the 2000 season, which is an all-time NFL low for a 16-game season, and possess the highest winning percentage in the postseason (65.2%)
- Claim to Shame: Joe Flacco is the best QB in Baltimore history
For the first time since entering the league in 1996, it feels like the Baltimore Ravens appear to be in a true transitional stage.
Since Art Modell uprooted the franchise from Cleveland and into the state of Maryland, the Ravens have been a consistently excellent team – outside of their first few seasons.
In 2000, Baltimore set NFL records for fewest points allowed (165) and fewest yards rushing allowed (970) in a 16-game schedule en route to the Super Bowl 35 title.
A dozen years later, backed by the coach-QB duo of John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco, the Ravens sent veteran (and soon to be Hall-of-Famer) Ray Lewis out a winner, claiming Super Bowl 47 against the 49ers.
Ironically, that win hurt the Ravens’ longterm, because it led to Joe Flacco inking a massive six-year, $120.6 million contract. But the Flacco era is finally, mercifully over and the Lamar Jackson era has begun.
The Louisville product was decent in his rookie season — his electrifying running abilities making up for his deficiencies as a passer — and he has all the tools to be a franchise pivot for years to come, as long as he improves his accuracy.
With Earl Thomas improving the secondary, the Ravens are hoping that the departures of mainstays Terrell Suggs and CJ Mosley won’t significantly setback a defense that has long been near the top of the NFL.