Six Baltimore Ravens were selected to play in the Pro Bowl, tying the team mark set in 1998. Selected were LB Ray Lewis, T Jonathan Ogden, DT Sam Adams, RS Jermaine Lewis, TE Shannon Sharpe and S Rod Woodson.
The Baltimore Ravens traveled to Miami and defeated the Dolphins, 20-3, in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Pro Player Stadium. The Baltimore Ravens set a playoff team record with 226 rushing yards on 50 carries. The Baltimore Ravens became the first team in NFL history to win its first five playoff games. Only Joe Gibbs, who won his first six playoff games surpassed Brian Billick's mark of five (tied with Tom Flores).
After five consecutive playoff wins (including the Super Bowl run in 2000), the Baltimore Ravens were stopped at Heinz Field with a 27-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional Playoff game. The Steelers jumped to a 20-0 first-half lead and stifled the Baltimore Ravens' offense. The Baltimore Ravens' only touchdown came when Jermaine Lewis set an NFL playoff record with an 88-yard punt return for a score in the third quarter. April 20, 2002
In the 66th Annual NFL Selection Meeting, the Baltimore Ravens chose young players who are expected to make an immediate impact. Baltimore picked S Ed Reed (24th overall) out of Miami (FL) with its first pick and DE Tony Weaver (Notre Dame) with its second. The Baltimore Ravens had a total of 10 picks, three compensatory.
The Baltimore Ravens and McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) announced a three-year contract extension to keep the Baltimore Ravens training camp in Westminster, MD through the 2004 season. The Baltimore Ravens have trained at the Westminster campus since the 1996 inaugural season.