Baltimore Ravens 25 Greatest Games
25 Greatest Games in Ravens History
Our distinguished panel individually ranked the greatest games in Ravens history, then came together to discuss the results.
No. 1: Jan. 12, 2013 – Ravens 38, Broncos 35 (AFC Divisional)
The "Mile High Miracle" was the most thrilling game in Ravens history, jam-packed with big plays from the Ravens and heavily favored, Peyton Manning-led Broncos. No play is more legendary than Joe Flacco's high-arching heave to Jacoby Jones for a 70-yard touchdown with 31 seconds left to force overtime. Justin Tucker drilled a 47-yard field goal in double overtime to send Baltimore to the AFC Championship feeling like a team of destiny.
No. 2: Feb. 3, 2013 – Ravens 34, 49ers 31 (Super Bowl XLVII)
It looked to be another Ravens Super Bowl rout until the lights went out in the Superdome. The 49ers roared back and were in position for a potential game-winning touchdown in the final minutes before the Ravens defense held on the goal line.
No. 3: Jan. 20, 2013 – Ravens 28, Patriots 13 (AFC Championship)
After having a Super Bowl trip slip through their fingers and sail wide left the year before, the Ravens returned to Gillette Stadium for a rematch. This time, they stomped the Patriots in the second half with two Joe Flacco-Anquan Boldin touchdowns while the defense pitched a second-half shutout.
No. 4: Jan. 7, 2001 – Ravens 24, Titans 10 (AFC Divisional)
The Ravens knew their toughest opponent en route to the Super Bowl would be the rival Titans. It was indeed a slugfest, but Ray Lewis plunged the dagger in the fourth quarter when he stole the ball from Titans running back Eddie George and raced 50 yards for a touchdown.
No. 5: Jan. 28, 2001 – Ravens 34, Giants 7 (Super Bowl XXXV)
The game featured arguably the best defense of all-time strutting its stuff on the biggest stage. The Ravens defense forced five turnovers and held New York without an offensive touchdown. The Ravens' first Super Bowl came via a blowout.
No. 9: Dec. 20, 2008 – Ravens 33, Cowboys 24
It was the last game at Texas Stadium and the Cowboys thought they had an easy opponent in the Ravens, who were coming off a tough 2007 season. The Ravens had other ideas, and back-to-back long touchdown runs by Willis McGahee and Le'Ron McClain spoiled the Cowboys' homecoming celebration.
No. 11: Nov. 12, 2012 – Ravens 13, Chargers 10
One of the most magical plays in Ravens history was dubbed "Hey Diddle Diddle" because running back Ray Rice went up the middle, and across the field, to turn what looked to be a doomed check-down pass on fourth-and-29 into a game-changing first down.
No. 13: Sept. 10, 2000 – Ravens 39, Jaguars 36
The Ravens had never beaten the Jaguars, who were then one of their biggest rivals. That changed in a wild back-and-forth game in which Shannon Sharpe scored on a 29-yard touchdown pass from Tony Banks with 41 seconds left just when it looked like Jacksonville might break the Ravens' hearts again.
No. 15: Jan. 3, 2015 – Ravens 30, Steelers 17 (Wild-Card)
The Ravens went to Heinz Field and came out with a playoff win thanks in part to a late-game interception by Terrell Suggs when he caught Ben Roethlisberger's tipped pass between his legs. It was later named the "ThighMaster" interception.
No. 17: Dec. 31, 2000 – Ravens 21, Broncos 3 (Wild-Card)
The Ravens' first playoff game in franchise history featured one of the wildest touchdowns you'll see when Shannon Sharpe corralled a tipped pass that could have been intercepted and turned it into a 58-yard touchdown that broke the game open.
No. 18: Nov. 29, 1998 – Ravens 38, Colts 31
It was the Colts' first game back in Baltimore after leaving town in 1984, and there were a lot of emotions in the stands. Jim Harbaugh squared off against rookie Peyton Manning and the Ravens scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to win.
No. 19: Sept. 23, 2012 – Ravens 31, Patriots 30
Just hours after wide receiver Torrey Smith found out his brother had died, he played and scored two touchdowns on Sunday Night Football. Justin Tucker squeezed a field goal inside the upright as the clock expired to exact some revenge on the team that knocked the Ravens out in the AFC Championship the year prior.
No. 20: Oct. 20, 2019 – Ravens 30, Seahawks 16
It was a signature moment in Lamar Jackson's MVP season when he implored Head Coach John Harbaugh to go for it on fourth down deep in Seattle territory and ran in an 8-yard touchdown. A 67-yard pick six by Marcus Peters in his first game as a Raven turned the tide.
No. 22: Dec. 30, 2018 – Ravens 26, Browns 24
After three years outside the playoffs, the Ravens won the AFC North in the final seconds of the regular season with a C.J. Mosley interception as the Browns and rookie gunslinger Baker Mayfield were threatening to break the Ravens' hearts at home in Week 17 for a second straight year.
No. 25: Nov. 12, 2000 – Ravens 24, Titans 23
The Titans had won an NFL record 12 straight games at their new Adelphia Coliseum, but Trent Dilfer hit Patrick Johnson for a touchdown with 19 seconds left for the win. It was the Ravens' first win against the Titans, a chief rival, and put the Ravens on the map.