It was announced this morning that the Ravens opening matchup for the 2021-2022 season will be at the Las Vegas Raiders on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
Before the next NFL Draft is held in Las Vegas, the season’s opening Monday Night game will be.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 12, 2021
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The two teams previously played each other in Week 12 of the 2018 season, which ended in a Ravens 34-17 victory. The game marked QB Lamar Jackson’s second career start. Jackson finished with 296 yards, 1 TD, and 2 INTs.
The game will also feature a reunion with edge Rusher Yannick Ngakoue, who the Raiders signed to a two-year, $26 million deal this offseason.
The Ravens finished 1-1 on Monday Night Football last season, including the disappointing 34-20 loss to Kansas City and the thrilling 47-42 win over the Browns.
The rest of the AFC North division will play their Week 1 games on Sunday - the Browns will play at Kansas City, the Steelers will play at Buffalo, and the Bengals will host the Vikings. The full schedule will be unveiled at 8pm this evening.