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Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football franchise based in Baltimore, Maryland. They are a member of the American Football Conference's North Division in the National Football League (NFL). The team's name is a reference to the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, who lived and worked in Baltimore at various points during his life and is buried in the city. Its triumph over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV at the conclusion of the 2000 season has been the only time thus far it has won the NFL Championship.

2009 season

Baltimore Ravens ticketsWith Jonathan Ogden retiring in the offseason after the 2007 season and Matt Stover going into free agency, Baltimore's only remaining player from its first season was Ray Lewis. The Ravens held the 26th pick in the 2009 NFL draft but went up to the 23rd pick by trading its 26th pick and a 5th round pick to the New England Patriots. The Ravens selected Michael Oher in the first round of the NFL Draft. In the season opener, the offense continued its improvements from the year before as it scored 38 points and accounted for over 500 yards in a 38-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Week 2 of the NFL 2009 Season, The Ravens defeated the San Diego Chargers 31-26. Week 3 of the 2009 NFL Season, The Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns in a 34-3 blowout while celebrating Derrick Mason's 800th pass reception in his career. Mason also received a 78 yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco near the end of the game. In week 4 of the 2009 NFL season, The Ravens lost to the New England Patriots 27-21 with The Ravens final drive resulting in a dropped pass to Mark Clayton on 4th down within the 10 yard line with 28 seconds left on the clock. The following week, the Ravens hosted the Cincinnati Bengals in a game played in Baltimore, but lost with the Bengals final drive resulting in a touchdown and the last attempt pass by Joe Flacco resulting in an interception. In week 6 of the 2009 NFL season, the Ravens played an away game against the Minnesota Vikings and suffered a heartbreaking lost 33-31, putting them behind both the Bengals and the Steelers in the AFC North. The Ravens rallied from 17 points down and managed to drive the ball down the field and missed a 44 yard field goal. Joe Flacco made 28 out of 43 passing attempts and threw for a career high 385 yards and Ray Rice ran for 117 yards. The very next week they hosted a game against the Denver Broncos, who were undefeated (6-0). After the Raven's kicker scored 6 points in field goals in the 1st and 2nd quarters, the Broncos kicked off at the start of the 3rd quarter and the Ravens immediately returned it for a touchdown, giving them a 13-0 lead. They finished the game victorious, crushing the Broncos 30-7, giving them their first loss of the season. The following week, they looked to avenge a week 5 loss to the Bengals by replaying them at Cincinnati, however they were out played on both the offense and defense side of the ball and suffered a crushing 17-7 loss. With a 4-4 record, a playoff appearance looked doubtful if they suffered any more losses. In week 10 of the 2009 NFL season, the Ravens played the Cleveland Browns again at Cleveland Browns Stadium. After a slow start, the Ravens went on to shut out the Browns 16-0. Ravens kicker, Steve Hauschka, missed a field goal and had an extra point blocked, costing the Ravens 4 points. This led coach John Harbaugh releasing Hauschka from the team. They went on to picked up Billy Cundiff from Cleveland to replace the spot for kicker. In week 11, the Ravens were up against their third undefeated team, the Indianapolis Colts, who were (9-0). They lost 17-15, failing to make a single touchdown. Billy Cundiff was 5 for 6 tries, scoring the Ravens only points. He missed a back breaking 30 yard, shaking Baltimore's trust in him. Joe Flacco threw a last minute pick and after Ed Reed's fumble loss during the punt return, Manning kneeled, making this another close victory for the Colts, and another close loss for the Ravens, which had multiple losses that were decided from under 10 points. With this loss, the Ravens record stood at 5-5, ranking third in the AFC North Division. The Ravens then beat the Pittsburgh Steelers with an overtime field goal on Sunday Night Football. The next week, however, the Ravens lost to the Green Bay Packers on ESPN Monday Night Football. The next two weeks, the Ravens crushed two opponents from the NFC North at home, beating the Detroit Lions 48-3, and the Chicago Bears 31-7. The Ravens improved to 8-6, second in the AFC North, and in the fifth wild card spot. They looked ahead to their division rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers who also came off a big last second win against the Green Bay Packers. A win would give them a chance to clinch a playoff spot and would knock the Steelers out of contention. But, the Ravens lost to the Steelers, being hammered with 11 penalties. Derrick Mason notably dropped a touchdown pass in the end zone. The Ravens fell out of the wild card spot, needing a win against the Oakland Raiders to clinch. The Ravens defeated the Oakland Raiders 21-13, clinching a playoff spot.