After a day full of premature releases of information and rumors flying around, we finally get a chance to see for ourselves... Behold, the Baltimore Ravens 2015 NFL schedule.
Week 1 - Sept 13 - 4:25PM - At Broncos
Week 2 - Sept 20 - 4:05PM - At Raiders
Week 3 - Sept 27 - 1:00PM - Bengals
Week 4 - Oct 01 - 8:25PM - At Steelers
Week 5 - Oct 11 - 1:00PM - Browns
Week 6 - Oct 18 - 4:25PM - At 49ers
Week 7 - Oct 26 - 8:30PM - At Cardinals
Week 8 - Nov 01 - 1:00PM - Chargers
Week 9 - BYE WEEK
Week 10 - Nov 15 - 1:00PM - Jaguars
Week 11 - Nov 22 - 1:00PM - Rams
Week 12 - Nov 30 - 8:30PM - At Browns
Week 13 - Dec 06 - 1:00PM - At Dolphins
Week 14 - Dec 13 - 8:30PM - Seahawks
Week 15 - Dec 20 - 1:00PM - Chiefs
Week 16 - Dec 27 - 8:30PM - Steelers
Week 17 - Jan 03 - 1:00PM - At Bengals
Well, we knew that the Ravens would be playing at Denver to open the season. Good to see that it is a later game and that the Ravens should get a little taste of the limelight on opening weekend. The Ravens will open in Baltimore on week three, facing the Bengals; only to have to go toe-to-toe with the rest of the AFC North immediately following (at Pittsburgh and then the Browns at home)
Head coach John Harbaugh had mentioned previously that the Ravens requested all of their west coast games be back to back so that they could save some time and money and play better football. Sadly, such a request is asked by most teams and the logistics just couldn't have it happen this year for the Ravens even though the Ravens did get the 49ers, Cardinals and Chargers back to back to back.
As seems to be tradition, the Ravens are closing with an AFC North opponent. The Ravens do get an amazing five primetime games and three 4 O'Clock games this year, which likely is due to both the Ravens being an outstanding team every year and the amount of west coast teams they have to play this season.
Do you think the Ravens got stiffed by the NFL? Not enough primetime games? The bye week not in the ideal spot? Not playing up the right matchups at the right times?