Ravens: Top 30 Moments in Team History
Oct 11, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a short run during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
September 6th, 1998 – First game played at the Ravens’ new downtown stadium, which would become M&T Bank Stadium in 2003.
After spending their first two seasons playing at the “old” Memorial Stadium, the Ravens finally got their shiny new venue in 1998 in what would become M&T Bank Stadium in 2003. Unfortunately their very first game there resulted in a loss to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers with a final score of 20-13.
Despite recording 2 interceptions and 2 sacks, the Ravens saw normally reliable kicker Matt Stover convert only 2 of 5 field goal attempts in the loss. The Steelers recorded 3 turnovers while the Ravens had none, and were able to rush for 114 yards and a touchdown in the close contest.
Regardless, this game was the beginning of an era for the Ravens, who have gone on to have countless successes within the confines of M&T. Easily one of the NFL’s most consistently dominant home teams, the Ravens have the 3rd best home win percentage in the league (68.75%).
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