The Baltimore Ravens are a professional football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The team plays in the North Division of the American Football Conference (AFC). Ravens was founded in 1996 when Cleveland Browns owner, Art Model, took the players as they moved his franchise to Baltimore, but left behind the Cleveland Browns legacy, colors and team name. The name Baltimore Ravens was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Raven. The first Baltimore Ravens game was played on September 1, 1996. The Baltimore Ravens quickly became a successful team, winning the Super Bowls in 2000 and 2012.