The Baltimore Ravens are known as one of the best defensive teams in recent years. They have only been around as a franchise since 1996, but in that time they have put up some very impressive team numbers. Who though leads the defense in touchdowns scored on an individual basis.
Safety Ed Reed tops the list for most defensive touchdowns in a career in Baltimore Ravens history. Through the 2009 season, Reed has scored touchdowns eight times. Six of those on interceptions returned for a touchdown and twice by recovering fumbles.
Here is a look at the top defensive touchdown scorers in Ravens history for both interception returns and fumble recoveries.
Interceptions returned for TDs:
#1 – Ed Reed – 6
#2 (tie) – Chris McAlister – 5
#2 (tie) – Rod Woodson – 5
#4 – Chad Williams – 3
Fumbles recovered for TDs:
#1 – Adalius Thomas – 3
#2 (tie) – Ed Reed – 2
#2 (tie) – Alan Ricard – 2
When a team’s defense can put points on the board, it can take a lot of pressure off the offense. It can also be responsible for a close loss turning into a close win. For the Ravens, the defensive scoring of Ed Reed and the other great players on that side of the ball has been a big factor in the team’s success.