While drinking my thermos of coffee and doing my daily morning roundup, I surfed upon an interesting item on Pro Football Talk. In a video segment, Mike Florio looked at the worst moments in Ravens history since the team came to Baltimore in 1996 -- that means all those awful Browns moments were excluded.
The Ravens have certainly had more highs than lows in their 15 years here. There was the Super Bowl in 2000. They have drafted at least three Hall-of-Famers -- Jonathan Ogden, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed -- who have racked up a bunch of individual accolades. And the team has planted deep roots in the Baltimore community.
Even more telling is that the Ravens don’t have that one signature failure that we can all agree on -- like “The Drive” in Cleveland, the Bills losing four straight Super Bowls and “The Miracle at the Meadowlands.”
That’s what makes this a painful, but interesting debate.
Florio covered all bases in his list. His worst moment for the Ravens was actually three moments -- their three playoff losses to the Steelers, including last season’s 31-24 come-from-ahead loss in Pittsburgh. Second on the list was the playoff loss to the Colts in 2006, followed by the wild-card loss to Gary Anderson and the Titans in 2006, and Ray Lewis’ arrest in Atlanta and the linebacker eventually pleading guilty to obstruction of justice charges.
Did Florio miss a stomach-punching moment? How do you rank the franchise’s failures? And be sure to vote in the poll on the left.
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