The 2000 Baltimore Ravens defense was the team that started the recent trend of dominating defenses winning championships.
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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin led his team to a 10-6 record despite half of his starters (11 of 22) missing games because of injuries.
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There is growing confidence that the Ravens will quickly turn around from a 5-11 season, as they were No. 16 in ESPN's Way-Too-Early Power Rankings.
Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett met the president of the United States last week. Did he play it cool? No. "ZERO SWAG."
Predicting Baltimore's offseason
The trendy selection for Baltimore in the mock drafts is Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, but Jamison Hensley thinks the Ravens will address their defensive needs with the No. 6 overall pick. Offseason predictions
Duke Johnson was a bright spot in another bad year in Cleveland, finishing second in the NFL in receptions among rookies.
Antonio Brown's 1,834 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns make him our writers' unanimous choice for the AFC North offensive player of the year.
Comparing 2015 Broncos to 2000 Ravens
On both sides of the ball, this year's Broncos bear a striking resemblance to the 2000 Ravens. Both teams relied on top-level defenses to drag them to a Super Bowl title.
Steve Smith needs 68 receiving yards to reach the 14,000-yard mark and he can crack the top 7 all time with 649 yards, boosting his Hall credentials.
Geno Atkins had 11 sacks for the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals defense.
Ravens land right in the middle
Okay, Baltimore had a brutal season in 2015. But Joe Flacco and John Harbaugh have a proven track record of success. Seems fair to put the Ravens right around average at the moment. Way-too-early Power Rankings
Defense reigned supreme
The Broncos put together one of the most dominant defensive efforts in Super Bowl history, putting up numbers similar to the '85 Bears and '00 Ravens.
Trent Dilfer has come to define Super Bowl QBs who rode a defense to a title, but his numbers were far superior in SB35 to Peyton Manning's in SB50.
Crystal ball: Ravens will bounce back
It was a nightmare season for Baltimore, but Dan Graziano expects the Ravens to be right back in the mix next season. It sure helps that Ozzie Newsome has the No. 6 overall pick at his disposal. Crystal ball for 2016
According to a recent poll of self-described NFL fans, only 21 percent believe Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco ranks among the NFL's best.
The next great linebacker?
Luke Kuechly seems to be following in the footsteps of Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher as an elite NFL linebacker. Kuechly notched more picks and earned more first team All-Pro selections in his first four seasons than either Lewis or Urlacher.
The Ravens historically haven't spent big in free agency. Will that practice continue this offseason?
While the NFL enjoys the festivities before Super Bowl 50, Justin Forsett is spearheading a $100,000 donation of water and goods to Flint, Michigan.
Baltimore QB Joe Flacco might not have Tom Brady's ring collection, but his postseason numbers stack up against any of the era's Super Bowl greats.
Ravens 2012 Super Bowl team takes No. 8
Joe Flacco wasn't a great quarterback during the 2011 regular season. But he raised the Ravens to a championship-caliber team in the postseason. Ranking recent Super Bowl teams (Insider)