2006 Baltimore Ravens season

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The 2006 Baltimore Ravens season was the franchise's 11th season in the National Football League, it would begin with the team trying to improve on their 6–10 record in 2005.wikipedia
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2005 Tennessee Titans season

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In the 2006 offseason, the Baltimore Ravens were in negotiations to try to obtain veteran quarterback Steve McNair from the Tennessee Titans.
This was Steve McNair’s final season as a Titan before getting traded to the Baltimore Ravens following the season.

Super Bowl XLI

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The Colts would go on to defeat the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.
Then, they defeated the Baltimore Ravens 15–6, winning on a playoff record-tying five field goals by Vinatieri and holding running back Jamal Lewis (who rushed for 1,132 yards during the season) to just 53 yards.

AFC North

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The Ravens clinched the AFC North title and a 1st-round playoff bye. Apart from their AFC North division games, the Ravens played against the AFC West and NFC South according to the conference rotation, and played the Titans and Bills based on 2005 divisional positions.

2006 Tennessee Titans season

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Apart from their AFC North division games, the Ravens played against the AFC West and NFC South according to the conference rotation, and played the Titans and Bills based on 2005 divisional positions.
Apart from their regular games with AFC South division rivals, the Titans played against the AFC East and NFC East according to the NFL‘s schedule rotation, and also played against the Ravens and the Chargers, who in 2005 had like the Titans each finished third in their division.

2006 Denver Broncos season

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The Ravens suffered their first loss of the season as they were beaten 13–3 by the Denver Broncos.

Haloti Ngata

During the 2006 NFL Draft the Ravens acquired future star defensive tackle Haloti Ngata as well as safety Dawan Landry and punter Sam Koch. Rookie Haloti Ngata recorded his first career interception and also returned for 60 yards to set up kicker Matt Stover with a 20-yard field goal to put the Ravens up 17–0 at halftime.

2006 Atlanta Falcons season

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Kicker Matt Stover lost his consecutive field goals-made streak, yet the Ravens were able to beat the visiting Atlanta Falcons 24–10.
The Falcons traveled to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to take on the Ravens only to succumb to the AFC North leader.

2006 Cincinnati Bengals season

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Riding high from their road win over the Saints, the Ravens returned home for an AFC North showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals.

2006 Cleveland Browns season

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The Ravens traveled to Cleveland, Ohio for an AFC North match-up with the Cleveland Browns.

Sam Koch

During the 2006 NFL Draft the Ravens acquired future star defensive tackle Haloti Ngata as well as safety Dawan Landry and punter Sam Koch.

Trevor Pryce

The Ravens also acquired DE Trevor Pryce of the Denver Broncos who would prove a strong addition the Ravens defensive line, which had some pressuring problems the previous season.

2006 Buffalo Bills season

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Apart from their AFC North division games, the Ravens played against the AFC West and NFC South according to the conference rotation, and played the Titans and Bills based on 2005 divisional positions.

Jamal Lewis

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He was expected to back up Jamal Lewis and to be insurance if Lewis posted stats similar to 2005.

2006 Oakland Raiders season

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The Ravens opened Week 2 with a home-opener against the visiting Oakland Raiders.

2006 Indianapolis Colts season

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Their season ended with a tough loss to the 12–4 Indianapolis Colts in the divisional playoff game.

Steve McNair

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In the 2006 offseason, the Baltimore Ravens were in negotiations to try to obtain veteran quarterback Steve McNair from the Tennessee Titans. The Raiders would get on the board in the second quarter with a 34-yard field goal by opposing Sebastian Janikowski, but Baltimore would respond with QB Steve McNair completing a 1-yard touchdown pass to TE Todd Heap. However, this was followed two drives later by an interception by OLB Bart Scott (who was named September's Defensive Player of the Month recently before the game), which led to a 5-yard touchdown pass from QB Steve McNair to TE Daniel Wilcox.

2006 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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The Ravens opened the regular season on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 10.
The Buccaneers opened the regular season at home against the Baltimore Ravens on September 10 by being shutout for the first time since Week 14 of the 2005 season.

Chris McAlister

Then, in the second quarter, CB Chris McAlister intercepted a pass from Tampa Bay QB Chris Simms and ran 60 yards for another touchdown.

Matt Stover

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Kicker Matt Stover lost his consecutive field goals-made streak, yet the Ravens were able to beat the visiting Atlanta Falcons 24–10. Rookie Haloti Ngata recorded his first career interception and also returned for 60 yards to set up kicker Matt Stover with a 20-yard field goal to put the Ravens up 17–0 at halftime.

Todd Heap

The Raiders would get on the board in the second quarter with a 34-yard field goal by opposing Sebastian Janikowski, but Baltimore would respond with QB Steve McNair completing a 1-yard touchdown pass to TE Todd Heap.

Bart Scott

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However, this was followed two drives later by an interception by OLB Bart Scott (who was named September's Defensive Player of the Month recently before the game), which led to a 5-yard touchdown pass from QB Steve McNair to TE Daniel Wilcox.