In U.S. football, Super Bowl XXXV took place on January 28, 2001 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
The final result was Baltimore Ravens 34, New York Giants 7.
The Ravens had the stingiest defense by far in the NFL in 2000, and they proved it against the Giants. New York quarterback Kerry Collins was helpless against the Baltimore attack, being sacked four times, throwing four interceptions and completing only 15 of 39 passes. One of those interceptions was returned by Duane Starks 49 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, which set off a chain of events unseen before in Super Bowl history - three touchdowns on three consecutive plays.
On the ensuing kickoff, Ron Dixon ran 97 yards for the Giants' only score of the game. Then, Baltimore's Jermaine Lewis returned the next kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown.
But by that point, the game was already over. New York had only 152 yards of total offense - Baltimore QB Trent Dilfer got 153 yards on passing alone. Ravens running back Jamal Lewis added another 102 yards to the offense.
The Ravens joined the 1972 Miami Dolphins (Super Bowl VII) as the only teams in Super Bowl history to shut out the opposing offense. Both teams gave up their only touchdowns on special teams plays.
In a major turnaround for one player, Ray Lewis, who had been arrested on murder charges a year earlier, was named Super Bowl MVP.
The game broadcast in the USA on CBS, featured a historic first: Play-by-play announcer Greg Gumbel, the brother of Bryant Gumbel, became the first African-American announcer to call a major sports championship. His partner was Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil Simms.
- BAL- Stokley 38 pass from Dilfer (Stover kick)
- BAL- FG Stover 47
- BAL- Starks 49 interception return (Stover kick)
- NYG- Dixon 97 kickoff return (Daluiso kick)
- BAL- Je. Lewis 84 kickoff return (Stover kick)
- BAL- Ja. Lewis 3 run (Stover kick)
- BAL- FG Stover 34
Last updated: 05-17-2005 23:59:58