Reporting Jeremy Conn
THE GOOD…. In the months of September and December the Ravens will only get on a plane once. That will be the last game of the year, when they head to Cincinnati. They have road trips to Washington and Philadelphia, but they can bus to both locations. The Ravens have their bye week in between back to back road games and they have their Thursday night game early in the season.
THE BAD… Lots of traveling in the months of October and November.
With some really tough opponents on the road. They are in Houston the week before their bye week. You hope they don’t have one of those let down games there. They will face 13 former Probowl quarterbacks in their 16 games.
THE UGLY… This one is easy to spot, it jumps out at you as soon as you look at the schedule. The Ravens have to go to Pittsburgh, the travel cross country and play in San Diego, then come back home to face the Steelers again. Believe it or not, the San Diego Chargers game scares me more than any other game. The Ravens were embarrassed last year when they played, but that is a brutal 3 games in a row with the Chargers placed as the meat in a Steelers sandwich.
OVERALL… I like the ravens schedule. They will play tough teams on paper, throughout, but i believe that will make them better in the postseason. They only travel to the West Coast once and should be favored in every home game. When i first looked at the schedule, I thought the Chiefs game could be a trap game. The Ravens will be coming off of ten days of rest because they play on Thursday night the week before.