All-Time Greats: Joe Flacco, Jamal Lewis, Derrick Mason, Matt Stover, Ray Lewis
Rival team: Pittsburgh Steelers
The Ravens have only been playing in Baltimore since the 1990s. Nevertheless, the team has made it to the NFL playoffs 11 times and won two Super Bowl championships (XXXV and XLVII), an impressive achievement for such a short period of time. The Ravens emerged when owner Art Modell moved his Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1996. While the franchise technically moved, the Browns' name, history and colors stayed in Cleveland. The new team name for Baltimore came from the poem "The Raven" by famous Baltimorean Edgar Allan Poe. Ray Lewis was the first player to be selected for the team’s defense. This proved to be a wise choice as the future Hall of Famer ultimately become one of the most feared linebackers in the league. The Ravens had a slow start in the first four years, but in 2000, the tide turned thanks to their amazing defense, which was led by Lewis. The offensive game was also improved for the Ravens with players such as Jonathan Ogden and Shannon Sharpe. While the team is now led by players like Lamar Jackson, it's still racking up wins. Grab your Baltimore Ravens tickets at StubHub.
What was the Baltimore Ravens’ record last season?
In 2019, the Baltimore Ravens went 14-2 to finish in first place in the AFC North Division.
Who are the all-time team leaders?
The Baltimore Ravens’ all-time passing record is held by Joe Flacco. The all-time rushing leader is Jamal Lewis. As for receiving, the all-time leader for the Ravens is Derrick Mason. Defensively, the team's all-time leader is Ray Lewis, who racked up 2,061 tackles and 41.5 sacks playing 17 years for the Ravens. Coach John Harbaugh holds the record for the most wins for the team.
Who is the head coach for the Baltimore Ravens?
The head coach for the Ravens is John Harbaugh. Coach Harbaugh has been with the Ravens since 2008. Before his arrival in Baltimore, he was with the Philadelphia Eagles as the secondary coach. Harbaugh also coached college football at the University of Cincinnati. He is credited with focusing on strong defensive play. The Ravens have had one of the NFL's top defenses for many seasons under his watch.
Where Do the Baltimore Ravens play their home games?
The Baltimore Ravens play their home games at the M&T Bank Stadium, which boasts a seating capacity of 71,008, 128 suites and over 8,100 club seats. The stadium cost an estimated $220 million to build, and construction was completed in 1998. The stadium has also hosted many other sporting and entertainment events.
Who are the rivals to the Baltimore Ravens?
The Baltimore Ravens’ biggest rival team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Part of what fuels the rivalry is the theatricality of their trash talk. The disdain that the two teams express for each other is pure media entertainment. A lot of that shows on the field when the two teams crash into each other. The fan bases of both teams also add fuel to the fire. Both teams are also in the AFC North, which means the two teams face off twice a year in divisional games. Lately, there’s been talk about how the New England Patriots are emerging as rivals to the Ravens as well. These two teams have met in the playoffs four times, which the Ravens winning two of those matchups.