10 years of Ravens football

September 11, 2005

10 years, 10 moments

The top-10 highlights in Ravens history

September 11, 2005

Making the conversion try

The city's hold on the Colts was tight, but the Ravens have kicked up the passion.

September 11, 2005

Ravens year by year

January 27, 2006

Key dates in Baltimore Ravens history

From Cleveland to Charm City

Injuries, inconsistency derail postseason hopes

February 20, 2006

2005 season

Injuries, inconsistency derail postseason hopes

The Ravens entered the 2005 season with postseason aspirations, but a host of critical injuries on defense and a continuation of last season's struggles on offense left the Ravens without a playoff berth for a second straight year.

High hopes end in major disappointment

August 1, 2005

2004 season

High hopes end in major disappointment

A year in which many experts predicted a Super Bowl appearance for the Ravens resulted in a tumultuous season that saw the Ravens watching playoff football in January.

Ravens return to playoffs

August 1, 2005

2003 season

Ravens return to playoffs

Just one year after a salary purge that forced an entire roster overhaul, the Ravens defied critics by rebuilding the team and making the playoffs for the third time in four years.

Ravens get glimpse of their future

August 1, 2005

2002 season

Ravens get glimpse of their future

After failing to repeat as Super Bowl champions, the Ravens overhauled their entire roster in 2002, releasing veterans including tight end Shannon Sharpe, defensive end Rob Burnett, wide receiver Qadry Ismail, safety Rod Woodson and defensive tackle Sam Adams in a salary cap purge while defensive tackle Tony Siragusa announced his retirement.

History fails to repeat itself

August 1, 2005

2001 season

History fails to repeat itself

The Ravens came off their 2000 Super Bowl season with thoughts of repeating only to see those hopes dashed by a longtime rival in the second round of the NFL playoffs.

Ravens savor Super Bowl victory

August 1, 2005

2000 season

Ravens savor Super Bowl victory

The Baltimore Ravens' 2000 season featured a contrast between a record-setting defense that will be remembered as one of the greatest of all-time and an offense that went 21 consecutive quarters without scoring a single touchdown.

Billick era begins in Baltimore

August 1, 2005

1999 season

Billick era begins in Baltimore

The Ravens opened the 1999 season with renewed hope following the offseason hiring of head coach Brian Billick after a 6-10 finish the previous year under Ted Marchibroda.

New stadium opens at Camden Yards

August 1, 2005

1998 season

New stadium opens at Camden Yards

The Ravens entered their third season in Baltimore with a new stadium and the hope of contending for a playoff spot. They finished the season not knowing which direction the franchise was headed.

Ravens show improvement in second season

August 1, 2005

1997 season

Ravens show improvement in second season

The Ravens entered their second season in Baltimore with a potent offense and a defense that couldn't stop anyone. But the team hoped an improved defense would lead to progress in the standings.

Football returns to Baltimore

August 1, 2005

1996 season

Football returns to Baltimore

For a city that had waited patiently for more than a decade for the return of pro football, for so many whose last memory of the NFL in Baltimore was of watching their beloved Colts roll out of town under the cover of darkness, 1996 was a very good year indeed.

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