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Ravens announce 2017 schedule, including home Monday night game against Houston Texans

Ravens announce 2017 schedule, including home Monday night game against Houston Texans

The Ravens begin the 2017 regular season in Cincinnati so they won't have to end it there for the sixth time in seven seasons. They avoid going to Green Bay in December. They'll have a near midseason bye week. They'll close the year with back-to-back games at home.

However, the one aspect of their schedule, revealed Thursday during a prime-time television special, that almost certainly generated the most smiles at the Under Armour Performance Center was their Monday night home game against the Houston Texans on Nov. 27.

It's the first time the Ravens will host "Monday Night Football" since they opened their Super Bowl-winning 2012 season against the Bengals. Since...