Firsts, Records, Odds & Ends
February 9, 1996
M&T Bank Stadium
Richard W. Cass
General Manager/Executive Vice President: Ozzie Newsome
Super Bowl Championship:
AFC Northern Division CHampionship: 2003
(At Start of 2006 Season)
First Regular-Season Game: A 19-14 win over the Oakland Raiders, 9/1/96.
First Regular-Season Points: A nine-yard TD run by quarterback Vinny Testaverde vs. the Oakland Raiders, 9/1/96.
First Regular-Season Field Goal: 25 yards by Matt Stover vs. the Oakland Raiders, 9/1/96.
First Draft Choice: Jonathan Ogden, OL, UCLA, 1996
First Pro Bowl Selections: Quarterback Vinny Testaverde and Safety Eric Turner, 1997
First To Rush 100 Yards In A Game: Earnest Byner, 149 yards vs. the New Orleans Saints, 9/29/96
First To Pass 400 Yards In A Game: Vinny Testaverde, 429 yards vs. St. Louis Rams, 10/27/96.
First Defensive Score: Mike Caldwell, 45 yard interception return vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars, 11/24/96.
First All-Pro Selection: Jonathan Ogden, T, 1997.
First Super Bowl Appearance: A 34-7 victory over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.
Most Career Rushing Yards: Jamal Lewis, 6,669 yards (2000-05).
Most Career Passing Yards: Vinny Testaverde, 7,148 yards (1996-97).
Most Career Receptions: Travis Taylor, 204 receptions (2000-04).
Leading Scorer: Matt Stover, 1,114 points (1996-2005).
Longest Interception Return: Ed Reed, 106 yards vs. Cleveland Browns on 11/7/04 set an NFL record.