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It may seem unusual to put an opponent into a countdown about the Ravens greatest season, but what would the 2000 season be without the Tennessee Titans?
The Ravens and Titans met three times during the 2000 campaign. They split the regular season series in a pair of brutal games, each team winning while on the road.
In Baltimore in Week Eight, the Titans held the Ravens to field goals for the fourth straight game. Tony Banks, in his final start of the season, threw three interceptions. Still, behind their defense, the Ravens lost only 14-6.
In Tennessee in Week 11, the Ravens got their revenge. In a back and forth battle, the Ravens came out victorious 24-23 on a fourth quarter touchdown pass from Trent Dilfer to Patrick Johnson. It was Tennesse's first and only home loss of the regular season.
The third game of the series came in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs, again in Tennessee. The game redefined smashmouth football. And while the Titans dominated the game in yardage and time of possession (holding the ball for over 40 minutes), the Ravens won 24-10. The game still haunts many Titans fans and Al Del Greco's meltdown, missing a kick while having two others blocked, is still talked about.
But perhaps the best part of the Ravens-Titans brawls was the fact that not only did the players hate each other, but the coaches as well. The press conference pot shots coming from Brian Billick and Jeff Fisher made every game that much more interesting.