Holding all the cards

With an ace newcomer, a pair of emerging stars and veteran leadership, the Ravens' offense might finally show a winning hand

September 07, 2007|By Don Markus | Don Markus,Sun reporter

Nearly all of the Ravens' success over 11 seasons has been derived from their defense. The face of the franchise since it came from Cleveland has been middle linebacker Ray Lewis. The Ravens won a Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer, whose quarterback rating during that 2000 season was mediocre.

The Ravens say this season will be different.

Line: Bengals by 2 1/2

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Ravens Year-By-Year Offense

The Ravens' offensive rankings and top quarterback, rusher and receiver (based on yardage):

Year Pass Rush Quarterback (Yds.-TDs) Rusher (Yds.-TDs) Receiver (Yds.-TDs)

1996 2 14 V. Testaverde (4,177-33) Bam Morris (737-4) M. Jackson (1,201-14)

1997 5 22 Testaverde (2,971-18) Bam Morris (774-4) Derrick Alexander (1,009-9)

1998 25 20 Jim Harbaugh (1,839-11) Priest Holmes (1,008-7) Jermaine Lewis (784-6)

1999 25 16 Tony Banks (2,136-17) Errict Rhett (852-5) Qadry Ismail (1,105-6)

2000 22 5 Tony Banks (1,578-8) Jamal Lewis (1,364-6) Shannon Sharpe (810-5)

2001 16 11 Elvis Grbac (3,033-15) Terry Allen (658-3) Qadry Ismail 1,059-7)

2002 27 16 Jeff Blake (2,084-13) Jamal Lewis (1,327-6) Travis Taylor (869-6)

2003 32 1 Kyle Boller (1,260-7) Jamal Lewis (2,066-14) Todd Heap (693-3)

2004 31 9 Kyle Boller (2,559-13) Jamal Lewis (1,006-7) Travis Taylor (421-0)

2005 22 21 Kyle Boller (1,799-11) Jamal Lewis (906-3) Derrick Mason (1,073-3)

2006 11 25 Steve McNair (3,050-16) Jamal Lewis (1,132-9) Mark Clayton (939-5)

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