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Rams add road game vs. Ravens as NFL season expands to 17 games

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson
With a 17-game schedule approved for the upcoming season, the Rams added a road game against quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.
(Charles Krupa / Associated Press)

Two years ago, the Rams could not slow down Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who was on his way to an NFL most valuable player award.

The Rams will get another shot at Jackson and the Ravens in the upcoming season.

The NFL announced Tuesday that a 17th game has been added to the 2021 schedule, and the Rams will play the Ravens in Baltimore at a date to be determined. The NFL historically releases dates, kickoff times and broadcast information in April, though last year it was released in May.

The NFL matched the NFC West with the AFC North for the 17th game. Matchups were based on order of finish within the division in 2020. The Rams and Ravens finished second in their respective divisions. Next season, NFC teams will get the extra home game.

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In 2019, Jackson passed for five touchdowns and rushed for 95 yards in a 45-6 victory over the Rams at the Coliseum.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are widely expected to select Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 pick, but who will the Jets and 49ers select next?

The Rams will play home games this season against the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

In addition to the game at Baltimore, the Rams play road games against the Cardinals, 49ers, Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts.


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