Ravens: Top 30 Moments in Team History
By Brett Foote
Oct 1, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) kicks a game winning fifty-two yard field goal to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime at Heinz Field. The Ravens won 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The Baltimore Ravens, now in their 20th season of existence, have spent the majority of that time as a successful franchise. Relatively young by NFL standards, they have accomplished more than some NFL teams have achieved in 50+ years.
There are so many great moments across the Ravens’ 20 seasons that it can be difficult to decide exactly which ones are the “best.” But we are undaunted by the task, and have worked feverishly to decide which of the many fine moments experienced by Ravens fans over the last two decades are the best of the best.
Just how consistently great has this franchise been in that time frame? The Ravens have been to the playoffs ten times, have won the Super Bowl twice, have two AFC Championship titles, four AFC North titles, and are the only NFL team to sport an undefeated record in the Super Bowl.
They have set records for having the best defense, drafted some of the greatest players in NFL history (including two Hall of Fame players in their first ever draft), and are 170-141 all time with a playoff record of 15-8.
The Ravens have enjoyed that success under one of the best ownership/management/coaching staffs in the NFL. Current head coach John Harbaugh has led the Ravens to a stellar 71-37 record under his tenure, with nine playoff wins and a Super Bowl title since 2008.
Ravens fans have certainly enjoyed a long period of sustained success that is uncommon in the modern day NFL, which strives for parity perhaps more than any other major sport. What follows are the greatest moments across those 20 stellar years, chosen by the staff at Ebony Bird, in no particular order.
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