Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

The Baltimore Ravens are one of the newer teams in the NFL and play as part of the AFC North division. They joined the NFL after moving from Cleveland to set up an extension franchise in the NFL’s now-defunct AFC Central division, ahead of the 1996 NFL season. 

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The move saw the city of Baltimore return to the NFL after a dozen years out. Their spell initially ended when the Baltimore Colts relocated to Indiana ahead of the 1984 NFL season. With a newly rebranded team, the city got behind the players wholeheartedly and stuck with them in their four seasons of struggle. 

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The third season (1998 NFL season) saw Baltimore Ravens move from the historic Memorial Stadium where the Colts played for 30 years to the new M&T Bank Stadium. 

Following the relocation, the team’s fortunes turned, and their three-season losing run ended. They finished the 1999 NFL season at 8-8 and in the next campaign; they proved to the league and the country that it wasn’t just a flash in the pan. 

The Ravens placed second in the AFC North and proceeded to the playoffs with a 11-5 overall record. The franchise won the Wildcard Round Playoffs against the Tennessee Titans 20-13. However, they would fall in the Division Playoffs to the Bills.

Jan 10, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) makes a catch for a touchdown as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) looks on during the first quarter in a AFC Wild Card playoff game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens Achievements

The Ravens have excelled in their short time in the NFL with six divisional titles, two conference championships, and two Super Bowl wins. 

Their first Super Bowl win as Baltimore Ravens came in the 2000 NFL season. The Ravens cobbled a 12-4 record and finished in the six-team AFC Central behind Tennessee Titans. 

Over the course of the regular season, the team made waves over its robust defense that allowed opposing offenses to advance just 970 yards. They conceded just five rushing touchdowns, which stands as a record for a 16-game NFL season. 

In the Playoffs, the Ravens’ defense remained imperious, and only the Titans who played them in the divisional round could reach double digits.

On January 28, 2001, Baltimore decimated New York Giants 34-7 at Super Bowl XXXV. Linebacker Ray Lewis claimed the Super Bowl MVP award. He would go on to feature in the franchise's second Vincent Lombardi Trophy win a dozen years later. 

The win was the genesis of the team’s rise in the NFL. They did not fade away and remained a consistent feature in the NFL Playoffs. The Baltimore Ravens have made it past the regular season in 11 of the next 19 seasons, following the Super Bowl triumph. 

Owner Achievements

The Baltimore Ravens are owned by Steve Bisciotti. He purchased part of the franchise ahead of the Super Bowl-winning season in 2000. Per the terms of the purchase, he had the option to buy the Ravens outright, and Biscotti exercised the option ahead of the 2004 NFL season.  

He took a bold call to part ways with a Super Bowl-winning coach, but his new hire was justified. John Harbaugh came on board in the same season as Joe Flacco. The duo combined to take the Ravens to a franchise-best four successive postseason appearances and one Super Bowl for the 2012 NFL season. 

Lamar Jackson era

The Baltimore Ravens made the most of many teams passing up on a Heisman winner and drafted him at #32 overall at the 2018 NFL draft. Lamar Jackson possessed supreme rushing skills, and many regarded him as a running back. However, he remained steadfast on wanting to play quarterback and the team gave him a chance. 

Jan 10, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter in a AFC Wild Card playoff game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

 

Jackson got his chance midway through the 2018 NFL campaign when Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco sustained an injury. 

In the team's second season with quarterback Lamar Jackson, the team put together the best run of the NFL regular season. Their 14-2 record had them pegged as Super Bowl favorites. However, they lost in the first playoff round. Nevertheless, the quarterback became only the second player to earn the regular season MVP award with a unanimous vote. 

The 2020 season saw Lamar Jackson aim to guide Baltimore Ravens to a third consecutive playoff appearance. His goal was to win a post-season game and lift the Vincent Lombardi Trophy. However, the Ravens fell to the Buffalo Bills in the Division Playoffs in a dismal 3-17 loss.

Jan 10, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) scores a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter in a AFC Wild Card playoff game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens Logo

The Baltimore Ravens are a relatively new franchise. Yet they have hit headlines over their logo and had to shake things up near the turn of the century. 

The issue arose as the Baltimore dweller was peeved at not getting credit for a design similar to what he had given to the franchise. 

After the jury ruled against the franchise, they elected to craft a new logo. The Baltimore Ravens dropped the helmet theme and adopted the crest they use even today. Chiefly, the insignia features a raven looking to the right with the gold-tinted letter 'B' plastered on the side of its head. 

Baltimore Ravens 2021 Sponsors

Morgan Properties announced a new partnership with Baltimore Ravens with an aim to increase visibility and grow awareness of its multifamily offerings among prospective Mid-Atlantic renters. Moreover, Postmates partnered up with the Ravens alongside the Los Angeles Rams. Postmates provided an assurance to deliver gameday meals throughout the season.

Leidos also came out with an announcement to partner up with the Ravens to spread awareness about the ongoing opioid epidemic through the 'Tackling Opioid Addiction' campaign. For every tackle made during the regular season, Leidos and the Ravens will donate $50 towards Baltimore--area nonprofit organizations.

Baltimore Ravens 2021 Roster Foundation

 This roster comprises two quarterbacks, five running backs, seven wide receivers, two tight ends, eight offensive linemen, seven defensive linemen, ten linebackers, nine defensive backs, and four special team players. 

Quarterbacks 8 Lamar Jackson

 2. Tyler Huntley

Running Backs27 J. K. Dobbins

35 Gus Edwards

43 Justice Hill

21 Mark Ingram Jr.

42 Patrick Ricard FB

Wide Receivers80 Miles Boykin

15 Marquise Brown

13 Devin Duvernay

88 Dez Bryant

10 Chris Moore

11 James Proche

83 Willie Snead

Tight Ends89 Mark Andrews

85 Eric Tomlinson

Offensive linemen77 Bradley Bozeman G

70 D. J. Fluker G

72 Ben Powers G

65 Patrick Mekari C

68 Matt Skura C

78 Orlando Brown Jr. T

63 Trystan Colon-Castillo C

74 Tyre Phillips T

Defensive linemen93 Calais Campbell DE

95 Derek Wolfe DE

92 Justin Madubuike DE

53 Jihad Ward DE

96 Broderick Washington Jr. DE

98 Brandon Williams NT

71 Justin Ellis NT

Linebackers49 Chris Board ILB

48 Patrick Queen ILB

58 L. J. Fort ILB

40 Malik Harrison ILB

99 Matthew Judon OLB

90 Pernell McPhee OLB

91 Yannick Ngakoue OLB

54 Tyus Bowser OLB

45 Jaylon Ferguson OLB

57 Kristian Welch ILB

Defensive backs23 Anthony Averett CB

36 Chuck Clark SS

32 Deshon Elliot FS

44 Marlon Humphrey CB

41 Anthony Levine SS

24 Marcus Peters CB

28 Jordan Richards FS

22 Jimmy Smith CB

29 Tramon Williams CB

Special teams46 Morgan Cox LS

 4 Sam Koch P

 9 Justin Tucker K

6 Johnny Townsend

2021 Charities

The Ravens Foundation is the team's charitable arm committed to encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in Baltimore and other parts of Maryland. Recent foundation projects include the renovation of the football stadium at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and the Playground at Collington Square School. The foundation also distributed $100,000 in grants to area nonprofits.

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Additionally, the Baltimore Ravens announced the release of the official Ravens license plate, offered by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. More than 3,000 plates are currently on the street resulting in a $120, 000 donation to the team foundation.

Achievements and History

Founded1996
OwnerStephen J. Bisciotti
CEOStephen J. Bisciotti
Head CoachJohn Harbaugh
StadiumM&T Bank Stadium
LocationBaltimore, Maryland
SponsorsPostmates, Morgan Properties, Leidos, WaWa, Horseshoe Hotels and Casinos
ChampionshipsLeague championships (2)

 

Super Bowl championships (2)

 

2000 (XXXV), 2012 (XLVII)

 

Conference championships (2)

 

AFC: 2000, 2012

 

Division championships (6)

 

AFC North: 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2019

Official WebsiteBaltimore Ravens- www.baltimoreravens.com

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