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Where Ravens' home win streak ranks

12/1/2012

The Ravens have won 15 consecutive games at home, which is the longest current streak in the NFL. Where does this rank in NFL history? Thankfully, our friends at ESPN Stats & Information had the answer.

The Ravens' home streak is tied with the Rams (2002-04) for the third-longest over the past 10 seasons. The Patriots won 18 games at Gillette Stadium from 2002 to 2005, then went on to win 20 straight at home from 2008 to 2011. That streak was ended by the Giants last season.

Baltimore has three home games remaining in the regular season and all are challenging. The Ravens face division rival Pittsburgh on Sunday, play host to the AFC West-leading Broncos on Dec. 16 and meet the defending Super Bowl champion Giants in Baltimore on Dec. 23.

If the Ravens can win those last three home games, they'll tie the Patriots for the second-longest home win streak in the past decade. But Baltimore would have a ways to go to make a run at NFL history. The league record for consecutive home games won is held by the Dolphins, who reeled off 27 straight in Miami from 1971 to 1974.

The last time the Ravens lost a home game was to the Steelers on Dec. 5, 2010. Asked if there's any motivation from the fact that Pittsburgh was the last team to beat the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium, linebacker Terrell Suggs said, "I didn’t know that, but we do now. Like I said, that’s first and foremost -- defend M&T. She’s been mother to us all and been very good to us. So, we’ve got to continue to be good for her.”