Ravens: Top 30 Moments in Team History
Oct 26, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates with teammates after a 44 yard field goal during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
October 2000 – Kicker Matt Stover connects on 14 of 15 field goal attempts as the Ravens go on a 5 game touchdown drought on offense.
Matt Stover is a name that any true, died in the wool Ravens fan is quite familiar with. Spending 13 years in a Ravens’ uniform, Stover was one of the most accurate kickers in the history of the NFL. And for a long stretch, he was the best Ravens offensive player.
A 1990 NFL Draft selection of the New York Giants, Stover spent time with the Browns as well before moving to Baltimore, playing for a team that won the majority of its games with suffocating defense. At one point in the 2000 season, the Ravens went 5 games without scoring a single touchdown.
During that stretch, Stover was literally the entire Ravens offense, connecting on 14 of 15 field goals in a season the Ravens would go on to win the Super Bowl. Stover was rightfully selected to appear in the Pro Bowl that season as well.
On the season, Stover connected on 35 of 39 field goals attempts (89.7%) and was a perfect 30/30 on extra point attempts, racking up a career best 135 points.
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