The Ravens survived their opening-month grind of four games in 18 days, emerging with a 3-1 record and a spot atop the AFC North.
October shouldn’t be nearly as grueling for the Ravens, who play just three times this month, although one of them could be a preview of the AFC Championship Game.
They figure to be favored in two of those games, but after that opening month that featured three nationally televised games from M&T Bank Stadium, the Ravens are home only once in October.
The Ravens will enjoy their bye week at the end of the month, which could dovetail nicely with an Orioles appearance in the World Series; Game 4 of the World Series is Sunday, Oct. 28.
Here is a preview of the Ravens’ October schedule:
Sunday, Oct. 7 — at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
The Chiefs (1-3) are in disarray right now, with all three losses by at least 16 points. The lone win has been a 27-24 victory at winless New Orleans. They have committed a league-high 15 turnovers, including six in a 37-20 loss to San Diego on Sunday. Still, this is precisely the type of subpar opponent that gave the Ravens fits on the road last season (see: Jacksonville, Seattle).