Baltimore Ravens: All Time Top 5 Ravens Games

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Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) hoists the Vince Lombardi trophy after Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Ravens defeated the 49ers 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

1) Super Bowl XXXV Sunday January 28, 2001

This is the game that defined who the Ravens are: smart, hard-hitting defense. You can’t score, you can’t even move the ball. Smothering and relentless, the Baltimore Ravens in 2000 were the best single season defense in the history of the NFL. Ray Lewis was the best player in the league earning his first MVP. And what a way to begin his legacy with a Super Bowl MVP.

No one gave the New York Giants a chance in this game, and I can see why. All Giants’ possessions ended in punts or turnovers. Funny thing is, this is actually considered one of the worst Super Bowls ever due to being such a lopsided game.

The Ravens scored touchdowns on all three phases of the game. We came so close to a shut out which would’ve been unreal.

26. Final. 7. 31. 34

Rod Woodson, don’t think I forgot about you. Super Bowl XXXV saw Rod raise the Lombardi trophy that had eluded him all these years. And of course, this was my first year as a Ravens fan after really seeing Ray Lewis play. Many successful coaches came from this legendary team. Super Bowl XXXV is the pinnacle moment of the Ravens franchise.