Per my recent tweets (follow me @thefatwhiteguy) about the NFL “castrating defenses” rule changes, I decided it was time to look at defenses and good teams around the NFL. Baltimore Ravens.
Baltimore Ravens Schedule – Games to Watch This Season
The Baltimore Ravens lead the AFC North into another hard-hitting season of football, and there are plenty of reasons to be a Ravens fan this season (yes, even though I’m not) The Baltimore Ravens Schedule is packed full of thrilling matchups that will take fans into 2012, and with some tough AFC battles on the itinerary, it's sure to be an exciting year for Baltimore. Here are some of the most anticipated matchups of the year for the Ravens as the regular season unfolds.
Week 11, Bengals at Ravens:
The Ravens don't play division rival Cincinnati until Week 11, though they will then turn around and play them again in Week 17. The first of the two divisional matchups will take place in Baltimore, and this is one game that will help determine the postseason as the AFC North teams head to M&T Bank Stadium.
Week 14, Colts at Ravens:
The Colts may or may not have Peyton Manning back behind the ball for Week 14, and the Ravens are certainly hoping Manning isn’t on his A-game if he’s in the lineup. Baltimore and Indianapolis are two teams that meet in the playoffs more than occasionally, and both teams will get to see what the other is made of during this late-season melee. Manning or no Manning, expect this one to draw huge crowds to the stadium between two teams that are very familiar with one another.
Week 15, Ravens at Chargers:
The Ravens have a tough two-game stretch against the Chargers and Colts sandwiched in between games in Weeks 13 and 16 against division rival the Cleveland Browns, putting some massive pressure on the team at the end of the regular season. The Chargers are another tough AFC team the Ravens very well might face in the playoffs this year, and Week 15 will be a good indicator of where both teams stand closer to the postseason.