BALTIMORE (WMAR) - The Baltimore Ravens played their first Monday Night Football game on November 10, 2001. The Ravens played a total of three games on Monday night that season, and it was by design as the Ravens won the Super Bowl for the 2000 season in a 34-7 blowout of the New York Giants in January of 2001.
In the team's Monday night debut, the Ravens defeated the Tennessee Titans 16-10 in Nashville. The team's second Monday night game was on December 29 in Tampa – a game the Buccaneers won by a score of 22-10.
The third Monday Night Football game the Ravens played in the 2001-2002 season was the first the team hosted, as they defeated Minnesota 19-3.
Tonight, the Ravens face the Cincinnati Bengals in a Monday Night Football game with plenty of meaning. Ravens former owner Art Modell , credited with helping to bring about the Monday night tradition, died days before the game.
Prior to tonight, the Ravens' only matchup on Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals was played in Cincinnati on Monday, September 10, 2007. The Ravens were defeated at Paul Brown Stadium by a score of 27-20.
The last time the Ravens played the Bengals was on January 1, 2012, just before the start of the playoffs. Baltimore defeated Cincinnati 24-16 in that game.
The Ravens have a 7-9 overall record on Monday nights. The team has a 3-2 record at home and a 4-7 away record.