Well, this will be a short one
Can't include our history with where they came from because the city of Cleveland retained the Browns history when they left for Baltimore. And I can't include our history with the Baltimore Colts because that went with them to Indy.
The Ravens are a singular franchise, so all we can go on is the four times we've played them....
--The Redskins are 1-3 all time vs. the Ravens
--The Redskins are 1-2 vs. the Ravens at home and 0-1 on the road
--The Redskins have never scored more than 17 points vs the Ravens
That's about all I got for trends and streaks.
1997: Yet another reminder of the painful 1997 season...the Bam Morris game. He ran the ball over 30 times that day for over 170 yards. For those that don't remember Bam, his name is pretty telling. A bruiser, not a gamebreaker. That day I'm not sure he had a 20 yard run all day...he just slowly ground us down. Piss poor run defense was a hallmark of the mid 90's Redskins and it was on full display that afternoon at FedEx. Ranks right there with the Rams game and the Giants tie as frustrating memories for me that season. I didn't get Sunday Ticket until 1999 so I watched this at my old sports bar in Norman (was a sophomore at OU at the time) and specifically remember being seriously frustrated after this one. Just another day at the office for Norv.
2000: Terrible game....This was the Ravens team that eventually won the SB and has gone down as one of the best defenses in history. It was 3-3 entering the fourth quarter thanks in large part to a horrible throw by Tony Banks right before the half that was intercepted by Kevin Mitchell in the end zone. We finally scored a TD in the 4th and held on to win 10-3. By that time I was a senior and had stopped going as bonkers socially and began settling down a bit...had my own apartment and was starting to get serious with my now wife. I watched most of the 2000 season in my apartment by myself on Sundays because my friends were always too worthless after Saturday nights to even come over and watch football. Gotta say, I kind of enjoyed that setup Even though it was ugly, the win did feel good...both teams were 5-2 after this one and I would have bet the house at the time that we were going to finish as the better team....oops.
2004: Up 10-0 in the second half, things were looking good on this Sunday night before Ed Reed shifted the game single handedly. His sack/strip/recovery/TD run on a safety blitz on Brunell shifted momentum. The Ravens took the lead on a punt return, and our offense never got to breathe again....That was the nigth I realized how bad our offense truly was in 2004.
2008: Never has a game that mattered so much felt like it meant so little. Again on a Sunday night, this time in Baltimore, the game really meant quite a bit to us at the time. But it was so clear by then that we weren't any good that I hardly had any anticipation for this game, and honestly, I remember very little of it. Another Ed Reed TD return gave them a quick 14-0 lead and they never looked back. We did briefly get to within 7 in the 4th quarter but it was short lived. I wasn't upset at all after this game because I knew it was coming...just melancholy about how our season spiraled so badly.
So, not a lof of good mojo for us against the Rats, especially offensively. Hopefully things change this Sunday.