2002 Baltimore Ravens season

The 2002 Baltimore Ravens season was the team's seventh season in the National Football League (NFL). They were unable to improve upon their previous output of 10–6, instead winning only seven games[1] and missing the playoffs for the first time in three years.

Baltimore’s defense took a significant step back from its normally high level of play in 2002. Star linebacker Ray Lewis suffered a shoulder injury which limited him to playing in only five games during the season, and the team finished 19th in scoring defense after finishing 4th in the NFL the previous year.

2002 Baltimore Ravens season
Head coachBrian Billick
General managerOzzie Newsome
OwnerArt Modell
Home fieldRavens Stadium
Results
Record7–9
Division place3rd AFC North
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersT Jonathan Ogden
TE Todd Heap
LB Peter Boulware

NFL Draft

Round Player Position School/Club Team
1 Ed Reed Safety Miami (FL)
2 Anthony Weaver Defensive End Notre Dame
4 Dave Zastudil Punter Ohio Bobcats
4 Ron Johnson Wide Receiver Minnesota
5 Terry Jones Tight End Alabama
6 Lamont Brightful Cornerback Eastern Washington
6 Javin Hunter Wide Receiver Notre Dame
6 Chester Taylor Runningback Toledo
6 Chad Williams Safety Southern Miss

Undrafted free agents

2002 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Will Demps Safety San Diego State
Ma'ake Kemoeatu Nose tackle Utah
Bart Scott Linebacker Southern Illinois

Personnel

Staff

2002 Baltimore Ravens staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Friday
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Mark Asanovich
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Paul Ricci

Roster

2002 Baltimore Ravens final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

65 Jason Thomas

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

25 Ray Perryman

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Schedule

Apart from their AFC North division games, the Ravens played against the AFC South and NFC South according to the NFL’s new conference rotation, and played the Broncos and Dolphins based on 2001 standings with respect to the newly aligned divisions.

Week Date Opponent Result Record TV Time Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 at Carolina Panthers L 10–7 0–1 CBS 1:00pm
70,386
2 September 15, 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 25–0 0–2 FOX 1:00pm
69,304
3 Bye
4 September 30, 2002 Denver Broncos W 34–23 1–2 ABC 9:00pm
69,538
5 October 6, 2002 at Cleveland Browns W 26–21 2–2 ESPN 8:30pm
73,688
6 October 13, 2002 at Indianapolis Colts L 22–20 2–3 CBS 1:00pm
56,174
7 October 20, 2002 Jacksonville Jaguars W 17–10 3–3 CBS 1:00pm
69,173
8 October 27, 2002 Pittsburgh Steelers L 31–18 3–4 CBS 1:00pm
69,638
9 November 3, 2002 at Atlanta Falcons L 20–17 3–5 CBS 1:00pm
68,532
10 November 10, 2002 Cincinnati Bengals W 38–27 4–5 CBS 1:00pm
69,024
11 November 17, 2002 at Miami Dolphins L 26–7 4–6 CBS 4:15pm
73,013
12 November 24, 2002 Tennessee Titans W 13–12 5–6 CBS 1;00pm
69,365
13 December 1, 2002 at Cincinnati Bengals W 27–23 6–6 CBS 1:00pm
44,878
14 December 8, 2002 New Orleans Saints L 37–25 6–7 FOX 4:15pm
69,334
15 December 15, 2002 at Houston Texans W 23–19 7–7 CBS 1:00pm
70,108
16 December 22, 2002 Cleveland Browns L 14–13 7–8 CBS 4:15pm
69,348
17 December 29, 2002 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 34–31 7–9 CBS 1:00pm
61,961

Standings

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Pittsburgh Steelers 10 5 1 .656 6–0 8–4 390 345 W3
(6) Cleveland Browns 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 344 320 W2
Baltimore Ravens 7 9 0 .438 3–3 7–5 316 354 L2
Cincinnati Bengals 2 14 0 .125 0–6 1–11 279 456 L1

Playoffs

The Ravens did not make the playoffs however, their chances were very slim at 7-8. They needed to beat the Steelers and have the Jets, Patriots, Browns, Chargers, and Broncos lose in order to make a wild card spot. But the ravens lost 34-31 to the steelers, and the jets, browns, patriots, and broncos won, only the chargers lost. Therefore the ravens were eliminated from contention.

References

  1. ^ 2002 Baltimore Ravens
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Conference championships (2)
League championships (2)
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