Baltimore Ravens, American expert field football crew situated in Baltimore, Maryland, that plays in the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL). A generally youthful establishment, having made their first showing in 1996, the Ravens nevertheless won Super Bowl titles in 2001 and 2013.
The Ravens started when Cleveland Browns proprietor Art Modell chose to migrate his memorable establishment, and he achieved an arrangement with the city of Baltimore to move his group in 1996. As a feature of the understanding, Cleveland kept the Browns' name, history, and hues for a future substitution group, so the recently renamed Ravens—the moniker comes from the celebrated ballad by Baltimorean Edgar Allan Poe—were actually a development group. The establishment's first draft determination was linebacker Ray Lewis, who rapidly ended up a standout amongst the most prevailing players in the NFL and helped manufacture the Ravens' notoriety for being a group known for its brutal resistance.
Following four years without a triumphant record, the Ravens got through in 2000. Driven by the association's top-positioned barrier, the group won 12 amusements during the normal season and cleared through the AFC play-offs, permitting a normal of less than 6 for each game in the postseason. The Ravens effectively vanquished the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV the next January, and Lewis was named Most Valuable Player of the game. Notwithstanding Lewis, the Super Bowl-winning Ravens squad included champions, for example, hostile lineman Jonathan Ogden, tight end Shannon Sharpe, and cornerback Rod Woodson. Over the rest of the decade, the Ravens stayed aggressive, fitting the bill for the play-offs in six of the 10 seasons from 2001 to 2010—which incorporated a misfortune to the adversary Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC title game after the 2008 season—and highlighting a guard positioned in the best five for complete yardage permitted in six of those years.
The group proceeded with its solid play in 2011, when the Ravens won a division title and progressed to another AFC title game, a nearby misfortune to the New England Patriots. The accompanying season the Ravens crushed the Patriots in an AFC title game rematch, and, with a success over the San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore asserted the establishment's second Super Bowl. In 2013 the group's five-year dash of play-off appearances arrived at an end as the Ravens completed the season with a 8–8 record. The group came back to the postseason the next year and upset the Steelers in its first make off showing before being dispensed with in the divisional round. The Ravens were plagued by wounds through the span of the 2015 season, which brought about Baltimore's tumbling off to a 5–11 record. The Ravens bounced back to a degree in 2016 by going 8–8 and simply passing up a division title. The group gradually improved, coming back to the play-offs in the wake of catching a division title during the 2018 season.