2001 Baltimore Ravens season
OwnerArt Modell
Head coachBrian Billick
General managerOzzie Newsome
Offensive coordinatorMatt Cavanaugh
Defensive coordinatorMarvin Lewis
Home fieldPSINet Stadium
Results
Record10–6
Division place2nd AFC Central
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (at Dolphins) 20–3
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Steelers) 10–27
Pro BowlersT Jonathan Ogden
TE Shannon Sharpe
DT Sam Adams
LB Ray Lewis
FS Rod Woodson
KR Jermaine Lewis

The 2001 season is the Baltimore Ravens' sixth season in the National Football League (NFL) and the third under head coach Brian Billick.

Fresh off their victory trip from Super Bowl XXXV, bad news struck the 2001 Ravens as running back Jamal Lewis suffered a knee injury in training camp and would miss the entire season. This weakened the Ravens’ running game and defense, they also got swept by the Browns for the first time since they returned to Cleveland, and they also failed to equal their 12–4 record from 2000, instead going 10–6 but eventually reaching the postseason for the second consecutive year.

They easily shut down the Miami Dolphins, 20–3 in the Wild Card Round, but were unable to stop the 13–3 Pittsburgh Steelers, in the next round, due to a series of turnovers and penalties.

Offseason

Throughout training camp, the team was the first to be covered by and featured on the HBO series Hard Knocks.

Draft

Main article: 2001 NFL Draft

2001 Baltimore Ravens draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 31 Todd Heap *  TE Arizona State
2 62 Gary Baxter  CB Baylor
3 92 Casey Rabach  C Wisconsin
4 148 Edgerton Hartwell  LB Western Illinois
5 161 Chris Barnes  RB New Mexico State
6 194 Joe Maese  LS New Mexico
7 231 Dwayne Missouri  DE Northwestern
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Staff

2001 Baltimore Ravens staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Head Athletic Trainer – Bill Tessendorf
  • Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Friday
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Chip Morton
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Paul Ricci

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Roster

2001 Baltimore Ravens final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

  • 63 Corey Callens DE
  • 67 Stephen Gibson OL
  • 25 Martavious Houston S
  • 17 Bobby Newcombe WR/PR
  • 53 Anthony Sessions LB
  • 27 Delvin Hughley DB
  • 33 Reggie Waddell DB


Rookies in italics

Preseason

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record
1 August 13 at Philadelphia Eagles Canceled
2 August 18 at New York Jets L 3–16 0–1
3 August 23 Carolina Panthers L 17–20 0–2
4 August 31 New York Giants W 38–9 1–2

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Regular season

Schedule

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Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 9 Chicago Bears W 17–6 1–0
69,365
2 September 23 at Cincinnati Bengals L 10–21 1–1
51,121
3 September 30 at Denver Broncos W 20–13 2–1
75,082
4 October 7 Tennessee Titans W 26–7 3–1
69,494
5 October 14 at Green Bay Packers L 23–31 3–2
59,866
6 October 21 at Cleveland Browns L 14–24 3–3
72,818
7 October 28 Jacksonville Jaguars W 18–17 4–3
69,439
8 November 4 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 13–10 5–3
62,906
9 November 12 at Tennessee Titans W 16–10 6–3
68,798
10 November 18 Cleveland Browns L 17–27 6–4
69,353
11 November 25 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–21 7–4
53,530
12 December 2 Indianapolis Colts W 39–27 8–4
69,382
13 Bye
14 December 16 Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–26 8–5
69,506
15 December 23 Cincinnati Bengals W 16–0 9–5
68,987
16 December 29 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–22 9–6
65,619
17 January 7, 2002 Minnesota Vikings W 19–3 10–6
69,465

Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) Pittsburgh Steelers 13 3 0 .813 352 212 W1
(5) Baltimore Ravens 10 6 0 .625 303 265 W1
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 285 319 L1
Tennessee Titans 7 9 0 .438 336 388 L2
Jacksonville Jaguars 6 10 0 .375 294 286 L2
Cincinnati Bengals 6 10 0 .375 226 309 W2

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Kickoff Time Attendance
Wild Card January 13, 2002 at Miami Dolphins W 20–3 CBS 4:30pm
72,251
Divisional January 20, 2002 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–27 CBS 1:00pm
63,976

References

  1. ^ "Ravens' Associates". 2001 Fan and Media Guide. Baltimore Ravens. pp. 2–3.
  2. ^ 2001 Baltimore Ravens schedule and results