On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Apr. 26, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT Flock Party Draft Edition Fans are invited to attend the Ravens Flock Party: Draft Edition at Hightopps Backstage Grille to watch the first night of the NFL Draft. Starting at 6 p.m., 98 Rock and WBAL Radio will broadcast live, while Ravens alumni players, including WR Jacoby Jones and FB Le’Ron McClain, Ravens Cheerleaders and mascot Poe join the festivities onsite for a night of giveaways, photos and autographs. Fans in attendance will also have a chance to enter to win a $10,000 cash prize by correctly picking the Ravens’ first draft pick.
  • Thu., Apr. 26, 2018 8:00 PM EDT NFL Draft Follow the Baltimore Ravens through the 2018 NFL Draft.
  • Sat., Apr. 28, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT Draft Fest On Saturday, April 28, the Ravens will host Ravens Draft Fest, presented by Verizon, at a new location – Baltimore’s Inner Harbor – from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fans will be able to watch Day Three of the NFL Draft and be a part of Ravens history when the team announces its fourth-, fifth- and sixth-round selections live from the Baltimore Harbor via the NFL Network.
  • Thu., May. 31, 2018 5:00 PM EDT Beach Bash Flock to the Beach with the Ravens for our annual Ravens Beach Bash presented by Miller Lite.



Ravens' Monday Night Football Record

Posted Dec 16, 2013

Baltimore has played well in primetime during John Harbaugh’s tenure in Baltimore.

In a league where players and coaches try to treat every game as equal, there is still something different about Monday Night Football.

The weekly game is a privilege typically reserved for marquee matchups on the NFL schedule, and it is consistently the most viewed television show on cable. As the Ravens prepare to face the Detroit Lions this week, they acknowledged that playing in the primetime game does carry more significance.

“Playing on Monday night is something that usually happens maybe once a year if you’re fortunate. And it is special,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “The whole country is watching.”

This is the seventh time the Ravens have played on MNF since Harbaugh took over in 2008, and the team is 4-3 in those matchups. Overall, the Ravens are 8-9 in MNF games since 1996.

This marks the first time this season the Ravens have played Monday night. Last year, they opened the season with a 44-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on MNF.

As a consistent playoff contender the last several years, the Ravens have become accustomed to playing in primetime. They are 1-1 in their two primetime games this season, which have both come on Thursday nights (Week 1 vs. Denver and Week 13 vs. Pittsburgh). The Ravens have a 14-7 record in primetime under Harbaugh.

“Monday night is primetime, the limelight, all of that, and I like it,” running back Bernard Pierce said. “At the same time, you can’t get yourself too hyped up because it’s just another football game.”

A big challenge to a road MNF game is waiting around all day to play the game. Rather than waking up at the hotel, grabbing a bite to eat and heading to the stadium, the players and coaches have an entire day to kill at the hotel.

“The toughest thing about Monday Night Football is Monday,” Harbaugh said. “Monday, 8:40 p.m. – that is a few hours until you get to that game, and that is one of the challenging things on the road. Road teams historically have been at a disadvantage on Monday night. That is why they schedule it the way they do. We understand all that stuff.”

Harbaugh said that Ravens have some ideas about dealing with the long wait, and they will try to make the most of the extra time during the day. The players and coaches also had a chance on Sunday to watch games around the league, which they rarely get to do. 

Once they take the field Monday night in  Detroit, they know that all eyes will be on them for a critically important game that is expected to have a playoff atmosphere.

“It’s something our players get excited about,” Harbaugh said. “We always have."

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