Just like old times: Titans vs. Ravens once again

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In 2000, the Tennessee Titans’ path to a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay was obstructed by a rugged Baltimore Ravens team that upset them in an epic playoff battle.

Eight years later, those pesky Ravens are once again standing in the way of the Titans’ journey to a Super Bowl trip to Tampa.

Thanks to yesterday’s convincing victory over the Dolphins, the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans will renew one of the league’s most fiercest rivalries in next Saturday’s playoff showdown.

Here’s a refresher on some of the classic matchups between these two franchises:

2001 Week 9- Ravens 16 Titans 10

A vivid example of defeat being snatched from the jaws of victory.

Steve McNair’s quarterback sneak for a TD appeared to have given the Titans the win. However, Raven defensive lineman Peter Boulware was called for offsides, so the Titans had to run the play again.

The second time was not a charm as McNair was stopped on this QB sneak attempt, giving the Ravens the controversial victory.

2000 Week 11- Ravens 24 Titans 23

After winning their first 13 home games in Adelphia Stadium, the Titans were defeated by the Trent Dilfer-led Ravens in this heartbreaking loss.

Foreshadowing a playoff defeat to come, Al Del Greco missed an extra point and a 43-yard field goal that would have given the Titans their 14th consecutive win at their new stadium.

2001 AFC Divisional Playoffs- Ravens 24 Titans 10

Al Del Greco’s less-than-shining moment.

After securing homefield advantage for the AFC playoffs, the Titans fell to the eventual world champion Ravens in this heartbreaking defeat.

The aforementioned Del Greco missed three field goals as the Titans wasted scoring opportunity after scoring opportunity against Baltimore’s stellar defense.

2004 AFC Playoffs- Titans 20 Ravens 17

Playing with a dislocated shoulder, a resilient Eddie George stood toe-to-toe with nemesis Ray Lewis, getting the best of him one on a memorable run that ended with the two warriors jawing at each other.

The geriatric Gary Anderson saved the day with a game-winning field goal that gave the Titans the victory.

Earlier this year, a Kerry Collins touchdown strike to Alge Crumper gave the Titans a hard-earned 13-10 victory over Baltimore.

Fasten your seatbelts, folks, because we’ll have a lot more for you regarding the latest chapter of the Titans/Ravens rivalry in the days that lie ahead.   

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16 Responses to “Just like old times: Titans vs. Ravens once again”

  1. Andrew Says:

    I’m already getting my gameface on. Can’t wait til Saturday! Pluck the Ratbirds!

  2. Kevin Says:

    This will be a dog fight, in the end, the Ravens will pull through with the W. Sorry TITTan fans, quoth the Raven, “Never more!”

  3. Kevin Says:

    Looking forward to the re-match of 8 years ago. As the biggest Raven fan transplanted and working in Nashville, I am looking forward to this game. everyone here in TN has hated us for so long but we havent had any real excitement for a long time. After we win it will give you guys another few years of bitching and moaning. Everyone be sure to say Hi to me and the wife. We will be the Ravens fans sitting down in Section 122 in the endzone. I cant wait.

  4. Alvin Mullins Says:

    Flacco will get murdered 9-20 against the Dolphins? Do the Ravens really expect to win this game?
    Don’t bring that stuff in here…

  5. BIG GUY Says:

    Sorry to all you Ravens fans but the Titans are going to dominate this game. I think the Titan D is just to good for the Ravens to match. You cant win a game without O and the Titans will shut it down!

  6. Drexel Perry Says:

    It’s only Monday and the trash talk has already started!
    Titans/Ravens week: Gotta love it!

  7. Mike Says:

    Here’s the deal. Ed Reed can’t do it all. Titans have too many options for Reed to cover on his own. Old a$$ Ray Lewis isn’t really an impact anymore. Look for some Dash and then some Smash as the Titans pound away on an already old Baltimore D. Welcome to Nashville Baby!

  8. Mike Says:

    I’ll be looking for you, with your heads down. :)
    Good luck buddy!

  9. David H. Says:

    You know the Titans are going to win, when Floyd Reese is picking against us. Everybody is hyping this game up and all the emphasis is on the Ravens defense?!? Like we can’t stomp with the Big Dawgs!!! Flacco is going to finally be revealed for the phony that he is. When we shut down the running game, he’ll be exposed and turn the ball over. Flacco, Harbaugh have no idea how loud and intimedating LP Field can get come playoff time. We are not the Miami Dolphins and it will take a hell of a lot more than 9 of 23 for 133 yds to beat us!!!! Flacco and the RATBIRDS are going down baby!!!!!

  10. Fred Ruthke Says:

    I live in Baltimore and I’m still plenty pissed about our Baltimore COLTS going to that other town.
    I hope the TITANS kick the ravens butts, in Nashville, and send them home crying.

  11. Adam Says:

    The Ravens will not on kick the Titans sorry ass, it wont even be close. We destroyed their superbowl hopes before and will do it again.Bring your Kleenex box Tennessee, HA HA

  12. Dave Says:

    Adam, your brilliant comment makes me believe you’re not sure what sport you’re even commenting on. Thanks for trying, though. Titan’s fans will need their Kleenex…tears of joy are excellent.

  13. savannah Says:

    titans all the way :)

  14. Alex Says:

    I’m a Titans fan and I’m tired of you ravens and titans fan saying one team is going to win by 20 points. Although I do have many reasons why I think the titans are going to win I think the victor will have won by 3-7 points. I used the Steeler’s as an example as to why we will win this game because lets face it, Steelers > Ravens.
    Like I stated before I have many reasons why I think the Titans are going to win the game. First off I would like to say that Ray Lewis I will agree is a very good player but he can’t do it all. I would also like to say that you Raven’s fans can’t base this game on the raven’s offense, the titan’s have a good defense too with 18 interceptions 3rd in the NFL. Our defense ripped the steeler’s to pieces, and we didn’t even have Albert or Kyle. Rookie Jason Jones had 3.5 sacks that game and forced 3 fumbles, not to mention that Griffin had 2 interceptions. Big Ben is twice the quarter back of Flacco and look how bad he did.
    Now on to offense. First off before I go into anything I would like to say that the Raven’s were unable to score a single touchdown against the steeler’s, a thing we were able to do. Kerry Collins threw for 1 touchdown along with a touchdown each by White and Johnson. Offensively against the steeler’s we did decent. Our total yardage was 311 breaking the record the steeler’s had set. We also had about 150 passing and rushing yards on them. I would also like to say that Chris Johnson and LenDale White, the No. 1 rushing tandem in the AFC with a combined 1,859 yards and 22 touchdowns isn’t going to be stopped by the raven’s. But one of the things Kerry Collins has been able to do is minimize mistakes, throwing only seven interceptions in 384 attempts — the second-lowest interception percentage (1.8) in the AFC. TI’m a Titans fan and I’m tired of you ravens and titans fan saying one team is going to win by 20 points. Although I do have many reasons why I think the titans are going to win I think the victor will have won by 3-7 points. I used the Steeler’s as an example as to why we will win this game because lets face it, Steelers > Ravens.
    Like I stated before I have many reasons why I think the Titans are going to win the game. First off I would like to say that Ray Lewis I will agree is a very good player but he can’t do it all. I would also like to say that you Raven’s fans can’t base this game on the raven’s offense, the titan’s have a good defense too with 18 interceptions 3rd in the NFL. Our defense ripped the steeler’s to pieces, and we didn’t even have Albert or Kyle. Rookie Jason Jones had 3.5 sacks that game and forced 3 fumbles, not to mention that Griffin had 2 interceptions. Big Ben is twice the quarter back of Flacco and look how bad he did.
    Now on to offense. First off before I go into anything I would like to say that the Raven’s were unable to score a single touchdown against the steeler’s, a thing we were able to do. Kerry Collins threw for 1 touchdown along with a touchdown each by White and Johnson. Offensively against the steeler’s we did decent. Our total yardage was 311 breaking the record the steeler’s had set. We also had about 150 passing and rushing yards on them. I would also like to say that Chris Johnson and LenDale White, the No. 1 rushing tandem in the AFC with a combined 1,859 yards and 22 touchdowns isn’t going to be stopped by the raven’s. But one of the things Kerry Collins has been able to do is minimize mistakes, throwing only seven interceptions in 384 attempts — the second-lowest interception percentage (1.8) in the AFC. To top that off we also have the #1 offensive line in the NFL, I can see the Raven’s maybe getting 1 or 2 sacks but that is it.
    SO really I would have to say that the Titans are a better team. Offensively Titans > Ravens, Defensively Titans

  15. daravens Says:

    who’s crying now?

  16. Kristen Says:

    HAHAHAHA Titans so sorry about your lose and the 20,000 ravens fans you had in your stadium including myself…i like how everyone always doubts baltimore yet they come up with the win next stop shittburgh

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