On Now
Coming Up
  • Mon., Jul. 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM EDT Junior Ravens Cheerleaders Camp

    Designed to focus on specific competitive cheer skills, Junior Ravens is the perfect camp for competitive cheerleaders! Participants will have the chance to perform at our annual Fireworks Night during Training Camp at M&T Bank Stadium.

  • Wed., Jul. 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM EDT Lil Ravens Cheer Camp At the 2016 Ravens Cheerleaders Lil Ravens Summer Camp kids will enjoy activities and crafts including, individual cheerleading instruction, performance opportunities, autographs from the Ravens Cheerleaders, and an end-of-camp all-day celebration.
  • Mon., Aug. 01, 2016 7:00 PM EDT Training Camp Military Appreciation Day The first M&T Bank Stadium practice will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. This practice – free and open to all fans – coincides with the Ravens’ annual Military Appreciation Day. Approximately 3,500 special seats will be reserved for active service members and veterans who present valid military identification upon check-in at the stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 06, 2016 6:00 PM EDT Training Camp Fireworks Night On Saturday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m., the second M&T Bank Stadium practice will showcase the organization’s third-annual Fireworks Night, an event highlighted by post-practice autographs for children and a fireworks/laser show.
  • Fri., Sep. 09, 2016 5:00 PM EDT Countdown To Kickoff Party Presented By Miller Lite Grammy Award®-nominated rock band 3 DOORS DOWN will perform at the Ravens Countdown to Kickoff Party Presented by Miller Lite on Friday, Sept. 9 at Maryland State Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Open to all ages.
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 2:00 PM EST Army vs. Navy Football Don't miss one of the greatest events you can ever attend! The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA returns to M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, December 10, 2016

News

Print
RSS

Poll: Ravens' Toughest Remaining Opponent?

Posted Dec 13, 2013

The Ravens have three games left in the regular season and may need to win them all to make the playoffs.


The Ravens (7-6) have turned their season around in recent weeks, and are riding a three-game winning streak heading into the final stretch of the regular season.

Upcoming games against the Detroit Lions, New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals could very well be the toughest three-game stretch of the season, and the Ravens may have to win all of them to advance to the playoffs for the sixth straight year.

“We’ve got to be at our best,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “We’ll have to play the best we’ve played all year.”

The Lions, Patriots and Bengals all have winning records, but which matchup is the toughest for the Ravens?

Week 15 at Detroit Lions (7-6)

The Lions are tied with the Chicago Bears for the best record in the NFC North, and they are hoping to advance to the playoffs for the second time in the last three years.

Detroit’s success is largely built on its explosive offense, highlighted by wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The Lions rank top five in most statistical offensive categories, and Johnson ranks second in the NFL with 1,348 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Quarterback Matthew Stafford’s 3,973 passing yards is third best in the league.

The Lions also have a dominant defensive front with Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, who can both wreak havoc in the backfield. Detroit has the sixth best run defense in the NFL, so the Ravens will likely need a strong performance from quarterback Joe Flacco and the aerial attack.

Week 16 vs. New England Patriots (10-3)

The Patriots weathered the storm early in the season where they had to overcome a number of injuries and complete turnover in their receiving corps. Now they have the second best record in the AFC and appear headed for a home playoff game.

However, quarterback Tom Brady will have to overcome the loss of star tight end Rob Gronkowski, who tore his ACL last week against Cleveland. Gronkowski was a game changer for the Patriots offense, and no other tight end on their roster has more than 10 catches.

The Patriots are no stranger to the Ravens, as the two teams have battled in some classic late-season contests in recent years. The Ravens have won the last two matchups against New England, but the conference rivals have split their last six games overall.

Week 17 at Cincinnati Bengals (9-4)

The Bengals have a two-game lead in the AFC North and are hoping to advance to the playoffs in three straight seasons for the first time during Head Coach Marvin Lewis’ tenure. Cincinnati ranks as one of the NFL’s top 10 offenses, and wide receiver A.J. Green is one of the best pass catchers in the NFL.

The Ravens beat Cincinnati 20-17 in overtime at M&T Bank Stadium in Week 10, and they have won five of their last six games against the Bengals. 

The Bengals may not have much at stake in the regular season finale in Cincinnati. If the Bengals continue to win down the stretch, they will have the division wrapped up and may decide to rest their starters against the Ravens. 

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos