2004 Baltimore Ravens season
|2004 Baltimore Ravens season|
|Head coach||Brian Billick|
|Home field||M&T Bank Stadium|
|Division place||2nd AFC North|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 2004 Baltimore Ravens season was the team's ninth season in the NFL. They were unable to improve upon their previous output of 10–6 and a playoff appearance, instead going 9–7 and missing the playoffs.
The 2004 season was the subject of the John Feinstein non-fiction book Next Man Up; the result of Feinstein spending the season behind the scenes with the team.
In the off-season, then-37-year-old Deion Sanders surprised the sports world when he announced that he was coming out of retirement to play for the Ravens. Meanwhile, Jamal Lewis, who was coming off a historic 2003 season, was arrested for drug charges and earned a two-game suspension by the NFL. He would finish the season with just 1,006 yards rushing and the Ravens were one of the worst offenses in the NFL in 2004. Ed Reed, who had 9 interceptions for the season, was named Defensive Player of the Year.
For the season, the Ravens introduced black alternate uniforms.
|2004 Baltimore Ravens staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|1||September 12, 2004||at Cleveland Browns||L 20–3||0–1–0||CBS 1:00pm||
|2||September 19, 2004||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 30–13||1–1–0||CBS 1:00pm||
|3||September 26, 2004||at Cincinnati Bengals||W 23–9||2–1–0||CBS 1:00pm||
|4||October 4, 2004||Kansas City Chiefs||L 27–24||2–2–0||ABC 9:00pm||
|5||October 10, 2004||at Washington Redskins||W 17–10||3–2–0||ESPN 8:30pm||
|7||October 24, 2004||Buffalo Bills||W 20–6||4–2–0||CBS 1:00pm||
|8||October 31, 2004||at Philadelphia Eagles||L 15–10||4–3–0||CBS 1:00pm||
|9||November 7, 2004||Cleveland Browns||W 27–13||5–3–0||ESPN 8:30pm||
|10||November 14, 2004||at New York Jets||W 20–17 OT||6–3–0||CBS 1:00pm||
|11||November 21, 2004||Dallas Cowboys||W 30–10||7–3–0||FOX 1:00pm||
|12||November 28, 2004||at New England Patriots||L 24–3||7–4–0||CBS 4:15pm||
|13||December 5, 2004||Cincinnati Bengals||L 27–26||7–5–0||CBS 1:00pm||
|14||December 12, 2004||New York Giants||W 37–14||8–5–0||FOX 1:00pm||
|15||December 19, 2004||at Indianapolis Colts||L 20–10||8–6–0||ESPN 8:30pm||
|16||December 26, 2004||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 20–7||8–7–0||CBS 1:00pm||
|17||January 2, 2005||Miami Dolphins||W 30–23||9–7–0||CBS 1:00pm||
|(1) Pittsburgh Steelers||15||1||0||.938||5–1||11–1||372||251||W14|