After having one of the easiest schedules in the league last year, this year won't be nearly as soft for the Baltimore Ravens. With 8 match-ups against teams that made the playoffs last year, the Ravens will be facing the NFL cream of the crop.
Not only do we have an early rematch vs the New England Patriots, but we will also play the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants as well. Not to mention a rematch with the Houston Texans who hope to be a lot healthier then they were last time we played. Then there's our annual slugfests with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the up and coming Cincinnati Bengals. The Ravens/Steelers games are always edge of your seat, down to the wire type games (...except that 35-7 blowout last year). And the Bengals have always been a thorn in our side as well, and it appears that will continue with QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green continuing to develop.
But even some of the teams we play that didn't make the playoffs last year aren't to be taken lightly. The Philly Dream Team in Week 2 will be an early test. Peyton Manning, a QB that's always had our number, will travel to M & T in Week 15 (if still healthy) to see if he can continue his dominance over Ray and Co. Then there's also the trip out west to face the San Diego Chargers, where we tend to not do so well. So tell me, what game this year has you the most concerned about?