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Ravens 2013 Schedule

Street Talk Ravens 2013 Schedule

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13+ Comments mike sucks says mike, there is no way we were going to play sunday night and give up those extra couple days of rest. do me a favor, if you're going to call someone else out,

The Ravens 2013 schedule (see below) has been released and based upon the 2012 records of their opponents (137-119, .535), the Ravens face the NFL’s fifth-toughest schedule.

Traditionally the Super Bowl Champion hosts the season opener but due to apparently unresolvable scheduling conflicts with the Orioles and a greedy commissioner unwilling to move the game to Wednesday night instead of Thursday night (a more profitable one vis-à-vis higher TV ratings) the Ravens open the season in Denver on September 5.

For the second time in three years the Ravens will host a Thanksgiving game, this one against their arch-rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 28 at 8:30 presumably on NFL Network.

Some other initial schedule observations…

 

  • A surprisingly low number of prime time games for a champion (4)
  • The bye week is favorably set during Week 8
  • Four of the last 6 games are at home
  • Six (6) 1:00 starts at home
  • Three straight games at home between 11/28 and 12/8
  • Six week stretch 9/29 – 11/3 during which there is only 1 home game (Packers 10/13)

 

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13 comments
Boldin Raver
Boldin Raver

Great job on the graphics! And thanx Rex, for being Rex.

Charles
Charles

I think this schedule is hard but reasonable at the same time. Most of the hardest games are at home. Houston, Green bay, patriots, steelers, and vikings at home. And taking Denver away first game wipes out our hardest away game while we are healthy.

baldylox
baldylox

Tony, The Thanksgiving game with the Steelers is actually on NBC. Obviously there is a much larger audience than for the NFL Network. The NFL started the Thanksgiving partnership with NBC last year.

RJ
RJ

I will, forever, fault Biscuit on his failure to push for the home opener in Bmore! Kraft would not have accepted it; Rooney woujld not have accepted it; etc. Bottom line is, it's all about the money, and Biscuit rolled over and said ahhh....shame on you!! Place this oversight right next to taking summer practice out of Westminster - you are all about the almight buck, Biscuit, and let's not forget to raise our ticket prices. Shame on you - what goes around, comes around!

TheChuck
TheChuck

Why do we always have to end the season in Cincy? Can't they come here once in awhile, or can the league spice it up and put us with Cleveland or Pittsburgh. If they can put the Redskins and Cowboys at the end of the season, why not us and Pittsburgh?

Mike
Mike

Again you are making yourself look like an ass in regards to Wednesday night. Give some blame to the Ravens. They had the opportunity to play on Sunday night and they declined. In your marque game why would you eliminate a portion of your customer base? Not good business. You call it greed. I call it sensible.

Pepe
Pepe

I'ts actually four prime time games

Les
Les

I hope you're right on this one. That would mean exactly ZERO games for the Ravens on NFL Network, which is horrible in its broadcasts.

Greg
Greg

Opening on the road makes good sense for the Team. Yeah it sucks for the fans but from a pure football and coaching perspective, its a huge advantage to get your tough road game out when you have all summer to prepare for it, with a healthy squad presumably, and then have 10 more days for week 2 (where we historically have not been good). I know fans are mad and I was mad too but lets be real; if it helps our end of season chances, its hard to be too mad. Playing on Sunday instead was clearly not in our best interest. And yes the NFL is focused purely on ratings (or rather NBC) and the Rosh Hashana nonsense is the most laughable cover story ever but hey they had to have something I guess. its insulting to the intelligence; I'd prefer they just at least were honest about being money focused but god forbid they dont use it as an opportunity to look good for religion.

Tony Lombardi
Tony Lombardi

The league played on Wednesday night to open the season last year. Was it sensible then? The Super Bowl Champ earned the right to open the season at home and because of the league's greed, refusing to play on Wednesday, they took that away from the good citizens of Baltimore. Perhaps to you greed is sensible. I think building goodwill with Ravens fans is sensible. But I guess that makes me an ass given your narrow-minded perspective.

Tony Lombardi
Tony Lombardi

Thanks Pepe...funny how I so quickly overlook MNF. Not what it used to be.

Matthew
Matthew

The league opened on Wednesday night because the network was running the DNC on Thursday. I have a feeling that the bulk of the pressure is coming from NBC.

mike sucks
mike sucks

mike, there is no way we were going to play sunday night and give up those extra couple days of rest. do me a favor, if you're going to call someone else out, at least make a little sense while doing so.

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