It has been five years, five long years, since the Baltimore Ravens and their fans have been able to go and enjoy a Monday Night Football game at M&T Bank Stadium. The last one was a divisional game against the Cincinnati Bengals back in the opener of the 2012 season. The Ravens dominated the Bengals 44-13 on that night.
Now, per the Houston Chronicle's John McClain, It seems the teams and the fans luck has changed and they are finally getting a Monday Night Football game at the friendly confines of M&T Bank Stadium. Their opponent will be the Houston Texans.
Texans have 4 nationally televised games: 9-14, Thursday, at Cincy; 10-8, Sunday, KC; 11-27, Monday, at Baltimore; 12-25, Saturday, Pitt.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) April 20, 2017
The Texans have been a familiar AFC rival for the Ravens over the last several years. Having games like their last Monday Night Football encounter back in 2010. A wild one that ended in a Josh Wilson pick-6 in overtime off former Ravens backup quarterback Matt Schaub. The Ravens then defeated the Texans in the 2011 AFC Divisional playoff game. A 20-13 nail-biting win that sent Baltimore to their 3rd AFC Championship game in franchise history.
The last time these two teams went toe-to-toe did not go so well for John Harbaugh's crew. The Texans, with Case Keenum at quarterback, beat the Ravens in embarrassing fashion 25-13 in Week 16 of the 2014 season. The loss put Baltimore in a position where they couldn't control their playoff destiny heading into Week 17, but the Ravens responded by beating the Browns at home, and with the Kansas City Chiefs upsetting the San Diego Chargers, it sent the Ravens to the playoffs once again.
Overall, this is great news for Ravens fans who have been hoping for a home Monday Night game for the last five years. The team will get a chance to shine on the Monday Night spotlight against a formidable opponent and rival who should be in contention for a playoff spot along with the Ravens. Which makes this late season game even more interesting.
For the Baltimore Ravens and their fans, November 27th can't come soon enough. Stay tuned to Baltimore Beatdown for more on the upcoming release of the Baltimore Ravens 2017 regular-season schedule.