The NFL released its 2011 schedule on Tuesday even though the league isn't allowing its players to play football right now. Whatever. We might lose part of training camp and the preseason, but I'm confident the regular season will start on time.
On paper, the Ravens have one of the NFL's easiest schedules, as ESPN's John Clayton pointed out in this post. The Ravens play just three playoff teams from a year ago (they play the Steelers twice, of course), and their future opponents had a combined .457 winning percentage in 2010.
That being said, it's probably premature to project how the Ravens will fare in 2011, and it has nothing to do with the uncertainty from the lockout. We haven't even had a draft or free agency yet, and players can't be moved in trades. But what the heck, let's have some fun and take a crack at this thing anyway.
You tell me: What's your early projection of how many games the Ravens will win in 2011?