Ravens' road to Super Bowl glory
Matt Stover connected on field goals of 21 and 38 yards to give the Ravens an early 6-0 lead. Stover had accounted for each of the Ravens' past 40 points. Banks threw for 229 yards, 104 of which went to tight end Shannon Sharpe.

Player of the Game: TE Shannon Sharpe – eight receptions for 104 yards

Week 9: Steelers 9, Ravens 6
PSINet Stadium

The touchdown drought reached five games in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Ravens' third consecutive defeat.

The Ravens finished October without scoring a touchdown, accumulating only 42 points in five games. Matt Stover, who was responsible for every point during that span, connected on field goals of 51 and 49 yards in the second quarter against the Steelers. Quarterback Trent Dilfer made his first start in 11 months, completing 12 of 25 passes for 152 yards, but his two turnovers -- a fumble on the Steelers' 9-yard line and a third-quarter interception -- cost the Ravens valuable scoring opportunities.

"The perspective here has to change," coach Brian Billick said. "There are no easy answers for this. We're in a dead dogfight now to reach our main objective, which is to reach the playoffs."

The Ravens had not scored a touchdown since Obafemi Ayanbadejo went in from the 1-yard line in the fourth quarter of a Week 4 blowout victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Player of the Game: RB Jamal Lewis – 93 yards on 19 carries, 53 yards on three catches

Week 10: Ravens 27, Bengals 7
Cincinnati – Paul Brown Stadium

Quarterback Trent Dilfer's 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Stokley ended the Ravens' touchdown drought in a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Ravens went 21 quarters, 60 possessions, and 322 minutes, 32 seconds between Obafemi Ayanbadejo's 1-yard touchdown run Sept. 24 and Stokley's touchdown reception Nov. 5, marking the NFL's longest touchdown drought since the 1974 Chicago Bears went 22 quarters without one.

"It was kind of funny," Dilfer said, "because it was like we just won the Super Bowl. I had to sit back and say all we did was score a touchdown. I've scored a lot of touchdowns before."

Dilfer completed 23 of 34 passes for 244yards and three touchdowns, including two scoring receptions by tight end Shannon Sharpe. Running back Jamal Lewis rushed for 109 yards on 22 carries, while the Ravens' defense stuffed Bengals running back Corey Dillon, holding him to 23 yards on 16 carries.

Player of the Game: QB Trent Dilfer – 23-for-34 passing for 244 yards and three touchdowns

Week 11: Ravens 24, Titans 23
Nashville, Tenn. – Adelphia Coliseum

Quarterback Trent Dilfer orchestrated a nine-play, 70-yard touchdown drive in the final two minutes that sent the Tennessee Titans to their first Adelphia Coliseum loss.

Dilfer's 2-yard throw to wide receiver Patrick Johnson with 25 seconds remaining and Matt Stover's subsequent extra point completed an improbable drive in a hostile environment.