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The Baltimore Ravens are always a threat to reach the Super Bowl. They’ve done it with defense, and they’ve been successful with an exciting playmaker like quarterback Lamar Jackson running the show.

The former Cleveland Browns franchise relocated to Baltimore in 1996 after its owner, Art Modell, claimed the city didn’t have the funds to pay for a new stadium. The Ravens were born and have thrived in their 27 years in Baltimore with a record of 259-202-1 (postseason included). How many Super Bowls have the Ravens won?

The Ravens won the first of their two Super Bowls in the 2000 season

The Baltimore Ravens struggled out of the gates when they first relocated, suffering through four years without a winning season. The fifth year, however, turned out to be one of the best years in Ravens history.

The 2000 season was a game-changer for the Ravens. They made the playoffs for the first time, thanks to their record-breaking defense, led by linebacker Ray Lewis. Lewis was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year after Baltimore’s defense set a record by holding opponents to 165 points that season.

Under head coach Brian Billick, the Ravens went 12-4 and cruised through the postseason. In three AFC playoff games, Baltimore allowed a combined 16 points to earn a berth in Super Bowl 35 against the New York Giants.

In his only season with the Ravens, quarterback Trent Dilfer went 7-1 in eight games as a starter. He connected with Brandon Stokley on a 38-yard touchdown pass for the first score of the game in Super Bowl 35. The defense did the rest.

The Giants managed one touchdown, that coming on Ron Dixon’s 97-yard kickoff return in the third quarter. The Ravens went on to win 34-7.

The Ravens won again in the battle of the Harbaugh brothers

In Lewis’ final season in the NFL, the Ravens made a return to the Super Bowl, squaring off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 47.

Baltimore went 10-6 in the 2012 season and then survived an overtime playoff victory on the road against the Denver Broncos before beating the New England Patriots in Foxboro in the AFC title game. San Francisco was led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

All eyes, however, were on the head coaches. Baltimore was now led by John Harbaugh. San Francisco was coached by Jim Harbaugh, John’s brother.

The Ravens appeared to be on their way to a convincing win after Jacoby Jones ran the second-half kickoff back 108 yards for a touchdown that put Baltimore in front 28-6. The Niners battled back, scoring the next 17 points, and entered the fourth quarter trailing 28-23.

After a Justin Tucker field goal built Baltimore’s lead back to eight points, Kaepernick ran 15 yards for a touchdown. The pass for two points failed, and the Ravens held a 31-29 lead. Baltimore held on for a 34-31 victory.

In 2019, led by Jackson’s MVP season, Baltimore went 14-2 and had a golden opportunity to reach another Super Bowl. The Tennessee Titans, however, crushed all hopes with a 28-12 upset victory in the first round of the playoffs.


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