The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They are members of the North division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Ravens were established in 1996, when then-owner of the Cleveland Browns, Art Modell, announced relocation plans of the franchise to Baltimore. As part of a settlement between the league and the city of Cleveland, Modell was required to leave the Browns' heritage in Cleveland for a replacement team that would take control in 1999 including the history and records of the Browns. In return, he was allowed to take his own personnel and team to Baltimore. The team's name was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Raven. The Ravens have made the playoffs ten times since 2000, with two Super Bowl victories (Super Bowl XXXV and Super Bowl XLVII), two AFC Championship titles (2000 and 2012), four AFC North division titles (2003, 2006, 2011 and 2012), and are currently the only team in the NFL to hold a perfect record in multiple Super Bowl appearances.
Poe (costumed mascot), Rise and Conquer (live ravens)
Fight song: "The Baltimore Fight Song"
Rivals: Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals
Home Fields: Memorial Stadium (1996–97), M&T Bank Stadium (1998–present),
Former name(s): Ravens Stadium at Camden Yards (1998–99), PSINet Stadium (1999–2002), Ravens Stadium (2002–03)
League championships (2)
Super Bowl championships (2): 2000 (XXXV), 2012 (XLVII)
Conference championships (2) AFC: 2000, 2012
Division championships (4) AFC North: 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012
Playoff appearances (10): NFL: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Official website: http://www.baltimoreravens.com/
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