Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: Obviously, the thing that immediately jumps out is the three AFC North games to start the season, all in a 15-day span. I view that as a positive for the Ravens who could send a message early that regardless of what happened last year, they are still the team to beat in the AFC North. Beyond that, Ravens' officials also have to like fact that unlike last season, they have a soft finish to their schedule. Their final four opponents (Miami, Jacksonville, Houston and Cleveland) went a combined 18-46 last season. All-in all, there's not a whole lot on this schedule that should be of great concern. Playing Indianapolis and the Saints on the road won't be fun, but the Ravens will have 14 days to prepare for New Orleans, thanks to a late bye.