Missing NFL football yet? There’s been nothing but the Combine, the Draft and DeflateGate talk to hold you over until now. OTA’s started yesterday and the anticipation is beginning to build for the 2015-16 season.
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Here’s the Ravens Top 5 in their 19 seasons:
1. Jacoby Jones in Super Bowl XLVII
One of the most epic moments for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII against the 49ers, the ONLY 109 return ever. The Ravens led 21-6 as the second half began, but Jones’s massive return gave Baltimore a 28-6 lead. And we all know how that story ended.
2. Ed Reed in Baltimore Ravens Vs. Philadelphia Eagles Nov. 23, 2008.
The NFL Record for the longest interception returned belongs to Ed Reed as the safety brought back an interception the 108 yards during a win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 23, 2008.
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3. Chris McAlister (and Ray Lewis) Vs. Denver Broncos on September 30, 2002
Chris McAlister didn’t seem like he was going to bring the ball out until Ray Lewis motioned him to bring out an uncommonly weak attempt by Elam. McAlister moved left and blew by Burns, who had turned upfield and was demolished by Ray Lewis at the 5-yard line. McAlister went untouched down the left sideline all the way to the endzone. This 108-yard return of a missed field goal for a touchdown at the end of the first half is the longest play in NFL history.
4. Deonte Thompson Vs. Cowboys at AT&T Stadium
Going completely untouched, Deonte Thompson took the ball the full 108 yards for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in his preseason debut. With the score ending as it did, 37-30, it would seem this was the game-saving play.
5. Jermaine Lewis in Super Bowl XXXV
The biggest play in the Ravens’ first Super Bowl victory came from the smallest player on the team. Jermaine Lewis secured the win with an 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the third quarter during Super Bowl XXXV on January 28, 2001, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.MORE NEWS: O's Beat Rangers 7-6 On A Hit Batter, 37-44 At Midpoint