The story of the Ravens' first Super Bowl-winning team, led by its legendary defense and collection of colorful characters, will be vividly retold during an upcoming ESPN documentary.
ESPN Films has started production on a 30 for 30 documentary on the 2000 Ravens, who culminated their run to the Lombardi Trophy with a dominant 34-7 victory over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.
Baltimore's 2000 defense set the NFL record for the fewest points allowed during a 16-game season, surrendering just 10.3 points per game. The Ravens had four shutouts in 2000 and allowed just 16 offensive touchdowns. Storming through the playoffs with four victories as a wild-card team, Baltimore allowed just 16 points during its postseason run.
In a press release announcing the documentary, ESPN explained why the 2000 Ravens were a perfect team to be profiled.
"No team in NFL history has boasted, bullied or brandished as much bravado as the 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens," the release stated. "The rest of the NFL hated the Ravens but no one could say a thing, because they couldn't beat them on the field, especially facing, arguably, the greatest defense ever. Luckily for sports fans, their full-throated reign coincided perfectly with the rise of the 'reality television' era via Hard Knocks."
A release date has not been announced for the yet-to-be-named documentary.