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Looking back at Ravens' best 'MNF' performances

Brett Favre

Monday night's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars will mark the 16th time in franchise history the Ravens have appeared on "Monday Night Football." Baltimore is 7-8 all-time in the weekly football showcase, and 3-2 under John Harbaugh. In those games, there have been plenty of memorable moments, both good and bad.

Here's a quick look at six of the best individual "Monday Night Football" performances in Ravens history:

January 7, 2002: Terry Allen rushed for 133 of the team’s season-high 212 rushing yards in a 19-3 win over the Minnesota Vikings. By winning the first “Monday Night Football” game in Baltimore since the Colts left town for Indianapolis, the Ravens clinched the AFC’s final playoff spot.

September 30, 2002: Ray Lewis recorded 18 tackles, broke up two passes and intercepted a pass in a 34-23 victory over the Denver Broncos. Chris McAlister returned a missed field goal 108 yards for a touchdown.

December 19, 2005: Kyle Boller threw for 253 yards and three touchdowns against the NFL’s top pass defense in a 48-3 win over the Green Bay Packers. My favorite line from the game story: Jamison Hensley said it “might be the final Monday Night Football appearance of a storied career” for Brett Favre.

December 3, 2007: Willis McGahee ran for 138 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 21 yards as the Ravens fell short in their upset bid, losing to the undefeated New England Patriots (and the refs), 27-24.

September 13, 2010: In the inaugural Rex Ryan Bowl, Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin caught seven passes for 110 yards in his first game in purple as the Ravens held off the Jets, 10-9, in the season opener.

December 13, 2010: After the Ravens squandered a 21-point second-half lead, cornerback Josh Wilson -- with a little help from Haloti Ngata -- saved Baltimore in overtime by intercepting Houston quarterback Matt Schaub and returning it 12 yards for the game-winning touchdown. The final score in the win was 34-28.

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