Because of a scheduling conflict with the
That’s part of a home schedule that includes the Thanksgiving clash with the Steelers (Nov.28), a Sunday night game against the
The Ravens’ two prime-time road games will be an opener in Denver and a matchup with the
The Ravens’ bye comes in Week 8, following games against the Packers and the Steelers (Oct. 20) at Heinz Field. They play four of five games on the road from Week 4to Week 9 and then four of five games at home from Week 12 to Week 16 before traveling to Cincinnati for the regular-season finale for a third straight year.
Overall, the Ravens play seven of their 16 games against playoff teams from last season though five of those games will be at home, where the Ravens are 33-7 under head coach
It will all get underway on the road after the Ravens and the Orioles failed to find compromise for Sept. 5, the night the NFL earmarked for its annual kickoff game. The Orioles are scheduled to play the
Both teams discussed a baseball/football doubleheader but the idea was scrapped due to logistical issues. The NFL also declined to move the game up to Sept. 4, citing the first night of Rosh Hashanah.
The result is the Ravens heading to
In the Ravens’ 38-35 double-overtime victory, quarterback
Following the season, the Broncos signed former New England Patriots wide receiver
The season-opening matchup will have no shortage of storylines, nor does the rest of the Ravens’ 2013-14 schedule. Here’s a closer look:
At Denver Broncos
Thursday, Sept. 5, 8:30 p.m. Skinny: Flacco against Manning,
Vs. Cleveland Browns
Sunday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m. Skinny: The Ravens will unveil their Super Bowl XLVII banner at M&T Bank Stadium against an opponent they haven't lost to in the Harbaugh era. Since 2008, the Ravens are 10-0 against Cleveland.
Vs. Houston Texans
Sunday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. Skinny: It figures to be an emotional day for new Texans safety Ed Reed, who returns to Baltimore after playing for the Ravens for 11 seasons. The Texans ended a six-game losing streak against the Ravens last October.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m. Skinny: The Ravens make their first trip to Buffalo since the 2007 season and it’s anybody’s guess what quarterback they’ll be facing. It looks like
Sunday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. Skinny: The Dolphins, who spent big this offseason, have their eyes on returning to the playoffs, where they haven’t been since 2008. Miami’s offseason makeover included the signing of former Ravens linebacker
Vs. Green Bay Packers
Sunday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m. Skinny: Aaron Rodgers has faced the Ravens just once in his career, throwing three touchdowns in a 27-14 Packers’ win in 2009. The Packers haven’t been in Baltimore for a regular-season game since 2005, when they were beaten 48-3.
At Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, Oct. 20, 4:25 p.m. Skinny: The Ravens have won three straight regular-season games at Heinz Field, but their third road game in four weeks will be a tough challenge, especially if
At Cleveland Browns
Sunday, Nov. 3, 4:25 p.m. Skinny: Following a Week 8 bye, the Ravens will head to Cleveland and reunite with new Browns linebacker
Sunday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. Skinny: After opening and closing the regular season against Cincinnati last season, the Ravens don’t see the Bengals until Week 10. The Bengals are looking to go to the playoffs a third straight year, which would be a franchise first.