BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The NFL regular season schedule has been released.
You can watch 13 of the Ravens games here on WJZ, including the first ever CBS Thursday night game against the Steelers on Sept. 11.
For the third time in the last four regular seasons, the Baltimore Ravens will open at M&T Bank Stadium against an AFC North rival. Defending division champion Cincinnati will come to Baltimore Sept. 7 to start the 2014 campaign. Four days later, Sept. 11, the Ravens will stay at home and host Pittsburgh in a Thursday night special. This is the first game of the new CBS-TV/Thursday night package with the NFL.
Baltimore has opened the season with consecutive home games only twice in its history: 1997 and 2008. The Ravens own a combined 3-1 record in those contests.
The Ravens will stay in the AFC North for the season’s third game when they travel to Cleveland for a Sept. 21 matchup. This is the third time in Ravens history that they have opened with three AFC North battles. (Started 2-1 in both 2004 and 2008.)
Including the game at Cleveland, the Ravens play three of four and five of the next seven games on the road. After a Nov. 9 game in Baltimore against the Titans, the Ravens will have their bye weekend.
The Ravens will also play two nationally-televised games on the road: at Pittsburgh on Nov. 2 in a Sunday night spectacular (NBC-TV) and Nov. 24 at New Orleans in front of the ESPN Monday night audience.
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 7 – vs. Bengals, 1 p.m. (WJZ)
Week 2: Thursday, Sept. 11 – vs. Steelers, 8:25 p.m. (WJZ)
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 21 – at Browns, 1 p.m. (WJZ)
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 28 – vs. Panthers, 1 p.m. (WJZ)
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 5 – at Colts, 1 p.m. (WJZ)
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 12 – at Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (WJZ)
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 19 – vs. Falcons, 1 p.m.
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 26 – at Bengals, 1 p.m. (WJZ)
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 2 – at Steelers, 8:30 p.m.
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 9 – vs. Titans, 1 p.m. (WJZ)
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 16 – BYE
Week 12: Monday, Nov. 24 – at Saints, 8:30 p.m.
Week 13: Sunday, Nov. 30 – vs. Chargers, 1 p.m. (WJZ)
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 7 – at Dolphins, 1 p.m. (WJZ)
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 14 – vs. Jaguars, 1 p.m. (WJZ)
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 21 – at Texans, 1 p.m. (WJZ)
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 28 – vs. Browns, 1 p.m. (WJZ)
It’s possible that the Ravens will play three games under the roof for the first time. Baltimore is at Indianapolis (Oct. 5), at the Saints and at Houston (Dec. 21). The Colts and Texans have options to close their roofs depending on weather.
The Ravens will end the regular season on Dec. 28 against division rival Cleveland. It will be the first time in four years that Baltimore has finished a campaign at home. The team concluded the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons at Cincinnati. Last December’s finale loss to the Bengals kept the Ravens from earning the playoffs a sixth-consecutive season.
Five of their opponents made the playoffs last season.
And for the preseason, the Ravens open up on Aug. 7 against the San Francisco 49ers.
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