Ravens 19, Raiders 14
Defense. Special teams. Vinny left, Vinny right, Vinny up the middle. Running games are overrated.
Sept. 8 at Pittsburgh 1 p.m.
Sept. 15 at Houston 1 p.m.
Houston, we have a problem: The quarterback stinks. Will Chris Chandler be the starter, or will Air McNair take off?
Sept. 29 New Orleans 1 p.m.
Ravens' secondary can expect a test from Chris, er, Jim Everett (just kidding, big fella), the free-slinging QB with happy feet.
Oct. 6 New England 1 p.m.
Win or lose, former Browns players can dump Gatorade -- drink, cups, cooler, table -- on old buddy Bill Belichick.
Oct. 13 at Indianapolis 8 p.m.
Nothing to get excited about, except that it's the GRUDGE MATCH OF THE CENTURY! Just think if it were played here . . .
Oct. 20 at Denver 4 p.m.
John Elway. Mile High. 76,000 nuts dressed in orange. This could be the Ravens' toughest road game of the season.
Oct. 27 St. Louis 1 p.m.
Ravens get a firsthand look at Lawrence Phillips, the RB they bypassed in the draft. Plus, Sean Landeta returns to Baltimore.
Nov. 3 Cincinnati 1 p.m.
Bengals have talent, but it's hard to take a team seriously when the head coach still gets carded at the hotel lounge.
Nov. 10 at Jacksonville 4 p.m.
Support of the Jaguars in northern Florida is unquestioned, but we've just gotta say it one more time: Jacksonville?
Nov. 17 at San Fran. 4 p.m.
Ravens get a chance to measure up against the best. Maybe 49ers will be sore from playing Cowboys the previous week.
Nov. 24 Jacksonville 1 p.m.
Andre Rison finally makes it to Memorial Stadium -- but with the hated Jaguars. Hey, 'Dre, teal is your color.
Dec. 1 Pittsburgh 1 p.m.
Jim Miller, you're no Terry Bradshaw. Actually, you're no Kordell Stewart or (yikes!) Mike Tomczak, either.
Dec. 8 at Cincinnati 1 p.m.
Ravens (in the playoff hunt, along with the 29 other teams) can't get caught looking ahead to matchup with the hated Panthers.
Dec. 15 at Carolina 1 p.m.
The Panthers looked great crushing the Falcons yesterday, but 3,163 no-shows? What'll happen during college hoops season?
Dec. 22 Houston 1 p.m.
Houston, we have a problem: The team is leaving for Nashville, Tenn. See ya, blue!
Pub Date: 9/03/96