2000 Baltimore Ravens Had One of NFL's All-Time Great Defenses

Published on March 18th, 2024 5:57 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Defense Triumph - Baltimore Ravens - Ray Lewis. One of the craziest stat lines in the history of the NFL belongs to the Baltimore Ravens.

During their 2000 season, the Baltimore Ravens went FIVE straight games without scoring a touchdown.

On its own, that stat might not be very crazy.

The crazy part comes when you remember that the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl that year.


Heading into the fifth week of their regular season in 2000, the Ravens were feeling pretty good about themselves, as they had a record of 3-1.

In Week 5, the Ravens would defeat the Cleveland Browns by a score of 12-0, moving to 4-1 on the season. The Ravens would kick four field goals in that game.

In Week 6, the Ravens would beat the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 15-10. The Ravens would go without a touchdown for the second straight game, kicking five field goals instead.

Over the course of the next three weeks, the Ravens would lose three straight games, by scores of 10-3, 14-6 and 9-6.

The defense, led by Ray Lewis and Rod Woodson, was fabulous.

The offense, led by quarterback Tony Banks, was atrocious. Trent Dilfer would take over for Banks halfway through the season, and the rest is history.


The Ravens were 5-4 heading into Week 10 of the 2000 regular season and suddenly worrying about missing the playoffs.

The Ravens would not lose another game that season (including the playoffs) as they rampaged their way to victory, led by one of the scariest defenses of all time.

In fact, the Ravens defense allowed just 23 points in the playoffs that season, which remains one of the most impressive performances of all time.

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