The Baltimore Ravens are coming off an 8 and 8 2016 NFL season. The Ravens experienced a mess of an off-season and the loss of some major players. The Ravens are looking to make a splash in the 2017-18 NFL season and make it back to the NFL Playoffs.
Founded in 1996, the Baltimore Ravens are a professional football team based in Baltimore, MD. The Ravens compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the AFC North division against rivals Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cleveland Browns. The team plays its home games at M&T Bank Stadium in front of 71,000 football fans. The Ravens were established in 1996, when Art Modell, who was then the owner of the Cleveland Browns, announced plans to relocate the franchise from Cleveland to Baltimore. As part of a settlement between the league and the city of Cleveland, Modell was required to leave the Browns’ history and records in Cleveland. With a record-breaking defensive unit in their 2000 season, the team established a reputation for relying on strong defensive play, led by players like middle linebacker Ray Lewis, who, until his retirement, was considered the “face of the franchise.”