We don’t know the complete story of the 2016 Ravens defense because seven games are remaining, erectile and some of those matchups will come against the league’s top offenses (Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots). And to really be considered among the best units in franchise history, it must advance to the playoffs and do some damage there.

But it’s been a decade since we’ve seen a defense finish the season with the type of rankings this year’s unit is boasting through nine games. Below is a table of all the Ravens defenses that finished third or better overall since 2000.