In the 16-game era, one team finished highest with the fewest points: the 2000 Baltimore Ravens. And nearly a quarter century after that team dominated opponents en route to the first Super Bowl, they’re getting a special honor.
According to PFWA’s Chris Pica, ESPN has announced an ESPN Films 30 for 30 movie called “Bullies of Baltimore” chronicling the Ravens’ famous 2000 NFL season. As per the announcement, it will premiere on February 5 at 8:30 PM ET.
While members of the Ravens offense such as Trent Dilfer, Shannon Sharpe, Jamal Lewis and Brandon Stokley will be featured, the defense features far more colorful characters, led by Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis and Hall of Fame safety Rod Woodson.
Baltimore Ravens fans are thrilled that their iconic team is going to be featured in an Emmy-winning film series:
The 2000 Ravens limited their 16 opponents to a combined 165 points – only 10 points per game. All season only five teams were able to score more than 10 points on them and four of their opponents were easily shut out.
Ray Lewis, Jamie Sharper, Peter Boulware, Sam Adams, the late great Tony Siragusa, Rod Woodson and Chris McAllister formed the core of that incredible defense.
His dominance continued in the playoffs as well. The Denver Broncos, the reigning AFC champion Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders, were held to a combined 16 points before Super Bowl XXXV.
In the Super Bowl, the Ravens held the New York Giants’ offense completely scoreless and forced five turnovers, with a kickoff return for a touchdown preventing them from pitching a Super Bowl shutout for the first time.
Will you be tuning in to “Bullys of Baltimore” next month?