AFC Ravens' purple reigns in SB

Monday, January 29, 2001 at 1:00am

TAMPA - If Super Bowl XXXV proved anything it is that there are plenty of ways to score points in the game of football. It would have taken a major revision of the rule book, however, to provide the New York Giants with enough ways to overcome the Baltimore Ravens.

A dramatic third-quarter flurry of returns was the lone break in form of this contest that turned out to be what so many anticipated - a coronation of the Baltimore defense that had set a league record for fewest points allowed during the regular season.

A crowd of 71,921 at Raymond James Stadium and a worldwide television audience watched Sunday as that unit did not give up any points or much of anything else in a 34-7 victory that made the Ravens the third wild card team in history and the second franchise out of the AFC Central division ever to win the NFL

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