2007Record: 5-11, last in AFC North.
Highlight: The Ravens led the undefeated New England Patriots with less than a minute to play before falling, 27-24, in Week 13.
Lowlight: The Ravens suffered a 22-16 loss in overtime to the previously winless Miami Dolphins in Week 15. It was the team's eighth straight loss in what ended up as a franchise-worst nine-game skid, which also included lopsided losses on national television to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts.
2006Record: 13-3, AFC North champions.
Highlight: The Ravens completed their first season sweep of the Steelers with a 31-7 rout at Heinz Field in Week 16. The Ravens outscored the defending Super Bowl champions, 58-7, in the two games.
Lowlight: After earning the AFC's second seed and a first-round bye, the Ravens mustered just two Matt Stover field goals in a 15-6 loss to the Colts at home in a divisional playoff game.
2005Record: 6-10, tied for third in AFC North.
Highlight: Boller threw three touchdown passes against the NFL's top-ranked pass defense in a 48-3 rout of the Green Bay Packers in Week 15 in the most lopsided game in the history of Monday Night Football. The 48 points were a franchise record.
Lowlight: The Ravens committed a team-record 21 penalties in a 35-17 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 5. During one five-play span, the Ravens were flagged for three personal foul penalties. Two Ravens were ejected.
2004Record: 9-7, second in AFC North.
Highlight: Boller led the Ravens on a game-winning drive for the first time in his career, setting up Stover's 42-yard field goal in overtime that lifted the Ravens to a 20-17 win over the New York Jets in Week 10. The Ravens trailed 14-0 late in the second quarter.
Lowlight: The Ravens took a 17-point lead against the Cincinnati Bengals into the fourth quarter but ended up losing, 27-26, at home in Week 13. It was the first time the Ravens lost a game in which they led by at least 14 points in the Brian Billick era.
2003Record: 10-6, AFC North champions.
Highlight: Jamal Lewis broke the NFL rushing record for yards in a game with 295 and had two touchdowns on 30 carries in the Ravens' 33-13 rout of the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.
Lowlight: The 8-5 Ravens committed three costly turnovers in a lackluster, 20-12 road loss to the 3-10 Oakland Raiders in Week 15. The defeat appeared at the time to be a significant blow to the Ravens' playoff hopes.
2002Record: 7-9, third in AFC North.
Highlight: The Ravens scored a team-record 31 points in the second quarter en route to a 34-23 victory over the Denver Broncos in Week 4 on Monday Night Football. On the last play of the first half, Chris McAlister caught a missed field goal by Broncos kicker Jason Elam and ran it back an NFL-record 107 yards for a touchdown.
Lowlight: The Browns used a late eight-play, 92-yard touchdown drive to defeat the Ravens, 14-13, in Week 16, ending the Ravens' AFC North title aspirations.
2001Record: 10-6, second place in AFC Central, playoff wild card.
Highlight: The Ravens became the only team in NFL history to win their first five postseason games, rolling to a 20-3 win over the Dolphins on the road in a wild-card playoff game. The Ravens rushed for a playoff team-record 226 yards and limited the Dolphins to 151 yards of offense. It would be the Ravens' final playoff win of the Billick era.
Lowlight: Elvis Grbac threw three interceptions - including one on his first attempt that led to a field goal - as the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens were eliminated in the AFC divisional playoffs by the Steelers, 27-10. The Ravens, who fell behind 20-0 in the second quarter, were held to seven first downs and 150 yards of offense.
2000Record: 12-4, second place in AFC Central, playoff wild card.
Highlight: Led by the game's Most Valuable Player, linebacker Ray Lewis, the Ravens limited the New York Giants to 152 yards and no offensive touchdowns in a 34-7 victory in the Super Bowl. Including the postseason, the Ravens finished with 11 consecutive wins.
Lowlight: The Ravens failed to score a touchdown for the fifth straight game in a 9-6 loss at home to the Steelers in Week 9. The Ravens fell to 5-4 with their third consecutive loss.
1999Record: 8-8, third in AFC Central.
Highlight: Tony Banks threw four touchdown passes as the Ravens routed the Tennessee Titans, 41-14, in Week 13 to end the Titans' 13-game winning streak against the AFC Central. The Ravens won six of their final nine games in Billick's first season to record the franchise's first non-losing season since moving from Cleveland.
Lowlight: The Ravens lost consecutive home games to fall to 2-5. In Week 7, Stoney Case threw three interceptions - two of which were returned for touchdowns - during a 35-8 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in a nationally televised Thursday night game. Ten days later, Doug Flutie and the Buffalo Bills rallied for 10 points in the final 6:21 to edge the Ravens, 13-10.
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