Super Bowl XXXV (35)
New York Giants:
Half Time Show
Headliner: Aerosmith, *N'SYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly.
Raymond James Stadium
Date: August 20, 1970
The Ravens' defense completed a dominating season by permitting just 152 yards, forcing 5 turnovers, recording 4 sacks, and not allowing an offensive touchdown en route to the franchiseís first Super Bowl victory.
Following a Jermaine Lewisís punt return into Giantsí territory midway through the first quarter Trent Dilfer connected with Brandon Stokley for a 38-yard touchdown pass, which gave the Ravens a 7-0 lead.
Early in the second, Jessie Armstead intercepted Dilfer and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown, but the play was nullified by a penalty. Dilferís 36-yard pass to Qadry Ismail in the second quarter set up Matt Stoverís 47-yard field goal with 1:48 left in the half.
Tiki Barberís 27-yard run gave the Giants their deepest drive of the game, to the Ravensí 29, but Chris McAlister intercepted Kerry Collinsís pass on the next play to preserve a 10-0 lead.
In the third quarter, Duane Starks stepped in front of Amani Toomer and intercepted Collinsís pass. Starks returned it 49 yards untouched for a 17-0 lead.
The Giants immediately cut the lead to 10 points when Ron Dixon returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. However, Jermaine Lewis then matched Dixonís kickoff return as he raced 84 yards for a touchdown and a 24-7 lead with 3:13 left in the third quarter. The 3 touchdowns in 36 seconds were a Super Bowl record.
The Giants gained just 1 first down on their final four possessions. Jamal Lewisís 3-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter game Baltimore a 31-7 lead, and Robert Bailey recovered Dixonís fumble on the ensuing kickoff return to set up Stoverís 34-yard field goal with 5:27 remaining to finish the scoring.
Dilfer completed 12 of 25 passes for 153 yards and 1 touchdown. Jamal Lewis had 27 carries for 102 yards. Collins was 15 of 39 for 112 yards, with 4 interceptions. Ray Lewis was named Super Bowl most valuable player.