Ravens opponents

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Weeks 1, 14: Jaguars

Dates: Aug. 31, Memorial Stadium; Nov. 30, Jacksonville, Fla.

Coach: Tom Coughlin.

1996 record: 9-7.

Top players: QB Mark Brunell, OT Tony Boselli, DE Tony Brackens.

4 Top newcomers: DT Renaldo Wynn, CB Deon Figures.

Series with Ravens: 2-0.

Weeks 2, 17: Bengals

Dates: Sept. 7, Memorial Stadium; Dec. 21, Cincinnati.

Coach: Bruce Coslet.

1996 record: 8-8.

Top players: QB Jeff Blake, WR Carl Pickens, DT Dan Wilkinson.

Top newcomers: LB Reinard Wilson, RB Corey Dillon.

Series with Ravens: 2-0.

Week 3: Giants

Date: Sept. 14, East Rutherford, N.J.

Coach: Jim Fassel.

1996 record: 6-10.

Top players: RB Rodney Hampton, QB Dave Brown, CB Jason Sehorn.

Top newcomers: WR Ike Hilliard, RB Tiki Barber.

Series with Ravens: 0-0.

Weeks 4, 16: Oilers

Dates: Sept. 21, Memphis, Tenn.; Dec. 14, Memorial Stadium.

Coach: Jeff Fisher.

1996 record: 8-8.

Top players: RB Eddie George, QB Steve McNair, S Blaine Bishop.

4 Top newcomers: LB Lonnie Marts, DE Kenny Holmes.

Series with Ravens: 2-0.

Week 5: Chargers

Date: Sept. 28, San Diego.

Coach: Kevin Gilbride.

1996 record: 8-8.

Top players: LB Junior Seau, QB Stan Humphries, WR Tony Martin.

4 Top newcomers: WR Eric Metcalf, RB Erric Pegram.

Series with Ravens: 0-0.

Weeks 6, 11: Steelers

Dates: Oct. 5, Memorial Stadium; Nov. 9, Pittsburgh.

Coach: Bill Cowher.

1996 record: 10-6.

Top players: LB Greg Lloyd, RB Jerome Bettis, QB Kordell Stewart.

4 Top newcomers: CB Chad Scott, DE Nolan Harrison.

Series with Ravens: 1-1.

Week 8: Dolphins

Date: Oct. 19, Memorial Stadium.

Coach: Jimmy Johnson.

1996 record: 8-8.

Top players: QB Dan Marino, WR O. J. McDuffie, DE Trace Armstrong.

Top newcomers: CB Sam Madison, S George Teague.

Series with Ravens: 0-0.

Week 9: Redskins

Date: Oct. 26, Raljon, Md.

Coach: Norv Turner.

1996 record: 9-7.

Top players: QB Gus Frerotte, RB Terry Allen, CB Darrell Green.

Top newcomers: CB Cris Dishman, WR Alvin Harper.

Series with Ravens: 0-0.

Week 10: Jets

Date: Nov. 2, East Rutherford, N.J.

Coach: Bill Parcells.

1996 record: 1-15.

Top players: WR Keyshawn Johnson, RB Adrian Murrell, DE Hugh Douglas.

Top newcomers: LB James Farrior, WR/KR Dedric Ward.

Series with Ravens: 0-0.

Week 12: Eagles

Date: Nov. 16, Memorial Stadium.

Coach: Ray Rhodes.

1996 record: 10-6.

Top players: RB Ricky Watters, WR Irving Fryar, CB Troy Vincent.

Top newcomers: C Steve Everitt, K Chris Boniol.

Series with Ravens: 0-0.

Week 13: Cardinals

Date: Nov. 23, Memorial Stadium.

Coach: Vince Tobin.

1996 record: 7-9.

Top players: DT Simeon Rice, DT Eric Swann, FB Larry Centers.

Top newcomers: QB Jake Plummer, CB Tom Knight.

Series with Ravens: 0-0.

Week 15: Seahawks

Date: Dec. 7, Memorial Stadium.

Coach: Dennis Erickson.

1996 record: 7-9.

Top players: RB Chris Warren, WR Joey Galloway, DT Cortez Kennedy.

Top newcomers: LB Chad Brown, CB Shawn Springs.

Series with Ravens: 0-0.

Pub Date: 8/29/97

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