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Throwback Thursday: Ravens destroy Giants in Super Bowl 35

Rhona Wise
Rhona Wise
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15 years ago today, the Baltimore Ravens captured their first Super Bowl title in franchise history as they went on to completely destroy the New York Giants in Super Bowl 35 by the score of 34-7. The Ravens were dominant from start to finish. In a game where the Ravens offense was doubted going in, they managed to score 20 points against the Giants fifth ranked defense.

In those days, when the Ravens led by three points, it felt like a 10 point deficit to opposing offenses. The 2000 Ravens defense is one of the few defenses in NFL history where people couldn't wait for the offense to get off the field so that the defense can continue to dominate.

Entering the game, there were quite a few Giants fans who were arrogant towards the Ravens as the Giants defeated a high powered Minnesota Vikings team that featured Randy Moss and Cris Carter 41-0 in the NFC Championship game. Some Giants fans figured that there would be little to no chance that the Ravens would be able to score on them. They were wrong in the worst way possible.

A lot of people regard Super bowl 35 as the worst Super Bowl in NFL history. But Ravens fans should take that as a compliment because all they are saying is that it was the biggest whooping in Super Bowl history.

Enjoy watching the game!