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Keenan McCardell

Lewis recalls tangling with Jaguars of old

Lewis recalls tangling with Jaguars of old

Monday night’s meeting between the Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars marks the first time in three years that the teams will clash. But it wasn’t always like that.

From 1996 to 2001, the Ravens and Jaguars tangled twice a season as members of the AFC Central. Over that span, Jacksonville won the first eight meetings before the Ravens spun off four consecutive victories.

The Jaguars captured division titles in 1998 and 1999, but it was the Ravens who won the Super Bowl in 2000.

Inside linebacker Ray Lewis took a moment during his weekly briefing Thursday to reminisce about matching wits with a Jacksonville offense powered by running back Fred Taylor, quarterback Mark...