The Ravens 2013 schedule is full of strong opponents and big-time matchups.
Which are you looking forward to most?
Week 1 Opener In DenverThe Ravens broke the Broncos' hearts last year in a shootout AFC divisional playoff game with the Joe Flacco to Jacoby Jones "Mile High Miracle." As the Super Bowl champion, the Ravens would typically open the season at home. But a scheduling conflict has sent them on the road, where they will have an early chance to take an AFC lead while the Broncos will have revenge on their minds. It's also an early reunion for new Ravens pass rusher and former Bronco Elvis Dumervil.
Week 3 Ed Reed ReunionPerhaps the most difficult free-agent departure for Ravens fans was watching future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed walk out the door for Houston. The two sides will meet only three weeks into the season when the Texans travel to Baltimore. Houston, another AFC favorite, laid a 43-13 beating on the Ravens last year.
Week 6 vs. Green BayIt's not a division or even conference battle. But Aaron Rodgers and the potent Green Bay offense comes to M&T Bank Stadium. If he gets the new contract that many are predicting, the contest could highlight the two highest-paid quarterbacks in league history. This one should be fun.
Week 13 Thanksgiving vs. PittsburghThe Ravens' fiercest rival, in primetime, on Turkey Day. This AFC North clash always delivers the gravy. The two teams split last year, each winning in the opponent's house. Pittsburgh ended the Ravens' 15-game home winning streak last year and Baltimore will be looking to defend its house.
Week 16 vs. PatriotsIt's a rematch of the AFC championship game from the past two years, and a game that has increasingly become one of the best in the conference. The Ravens beat Tom Brady twice last year, once at home and again on the road in New England. This late-season game could have big playoff implications.