Ravens defense starting to draw comparisons to 2000

The Ravens all but ended Pittsburgh's playoff hopes and all but guaranteed that any talk about Super Bowl contenders must include Baltimore, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: November 26, 2006
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

BALTIMORE -- Ravens defensive end Trevor Pryce, then a Denver Bronco, remembers meeting up with Ray Lewis following the Ravens' 2000 Super Bowl season. Lewis was celebrating and in a championship cloud. Pryce tried to bring him back to earth.

"We were sitting around and he was going, 'Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,'" Pryce said. "I said, 'Ray, laugh now Fatman because they are about to gun after your ass.' Sure enough, they did."

It's hard being on that Super Bowl pedestal. ...

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