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2012 Baltimore Ravens season
Owner Stephen Bisciotti
Head Coach John Harbaugh
General Manager Ozzie Newsome
Home Field M&T Bank Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Place 1st AFC North
Playoff Finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (vs. Colts) 24–9
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Broncos) 38–35 (2OT)
Won AFC Championship (at Patriots) 28–13
Won Super Bowl XLVII (vs. 49ers) 34–31
Pro Bowlers RB Ray Rice
FB Vonta Leach
OG Marshal Yanda
DT Haloti Ngata
FS Ed Reed
KR Jacoby Jones
Timeline
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The 2012 Baltimore Ravens season was the team's 17th season in the National Football League. While the Ravens failed to improve on their 12–4 record from 2011, they still managed to clinch the AFC North division title in Week 16 and finish the regular season with a 10–6 record, sending them to their fifth straight playoff appearance, where they advanced to the AFC Championship Game for the second consecutive season, and then to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2000. They won their second Super Bowl, 34–31 against the San Francisco 49ers. It was the first time in franchise history that the Ravens won consecutive division titles. This marks head coach John Harbaugh's fifth season as the head coach of the franchise and fifth consecutive post-season appearance. The Ravens played their home games at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Ravens dedicated their season to former owner and founder Art Modell, who died on September 6, 2012. On Week 1, all team members wore an "Art" decal on their helmets, and for the rest of their season, they wore an "Art" patch on the left side of their jerseys.

Ray Lewis, the last remaining member of the original Ravens roster from 1996 and the 2000 Super Bowl championship team, announced just after the regular season finale before the playoffs that he would be retiring after the conclusion of the season. Following three playoff matchups including a thrilling 38–35 double OT victory against the top-seeded Denver Broncos, his final game was a victory in Super Bowl XLVII. Lewis is believed by many to be the greatest Raven of all time and previously led the Ravens to Super Bowl XXXV in what was just their first playoff appearance in franchise history.

Preseason

Schedule

The Ravens' preseason schedule was announced on April 4, 2012.

Date Opponent Results Game site NFL.com
recap
Result Score Record
August 9 at Atlanta Falcons W 31–17 1–0 Georgia Dome Recap
August 17 Detroit Lions L 12–27 1–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
August 23 Jacksonville Jaguars W 48–17 2–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
August 30 at St. Louis Rams L 17–31 2–2 Edward Jones Dome Recap

Regular Season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Results Game site NFL.com
recap
Result Score Record
1 September 10 Cincinnati W 44–13 1–0 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
2 September 16 at Philadelphia L 23–24 1–1 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
3 September 23 New England W 31–30 2–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
4 September 27 Cleveland W 23–16 3–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
5 October 7 at Kansas City W 9–6 4–1 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
6 October 14 Dallas W 31–29 5–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
7 October 21 at Houston L 43–13 5–2 Reliant Stadium Recap
8 Bye week
9 November 4 at Cleveland W 25–15 6–2 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
10 November 11 Oakland W 55–20 7–2 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
11 November 18 at Pittsburgh W 13–10 8–2 Heinz Field Recap
12 November 25 at San Diego W 16–13 (OT) 9–2 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
13 December 2 Pittsburgh L 20–23 9–3 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
14 December 9 at Washington L 28–31 (OT) 9–4 FedEx Field Recap
15 December 16 Denver L 17–34 9–5 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
16 December 23 New York Giants W 33–14 10–6 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
17 December 30 at Cincinnati L 17–23 10–6 Paul Brown Stadium Recap

LEGEND:

Bold indicates division games.

Postseason

  • Main article: 2012–13 NFL playoffs

Schedule

Week Date Opponent (Seed) Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 6, 2013 Indianapolis Colts (5) W 24–9 1–0 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
Divisional January 12, 2013 at Denver Broncos (1) W 38–35 (2OT) 2–0 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
AFC Championship January 20, 2013 at New England Patriots (2) W 28–13 3–0 Gillette Stadium Recap
Super Bowl XLVII February 3, 2013 vs. San Francisco 49ers (N2) W 34–31 4–0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap


References

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