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Ravens in familiar role as Monday night visitor

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during a game against the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during a game against the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium. (Patrick Smith / Getty Images)

The Ravens grew accustomed long ago to an unofficial NFL tradition of them being the visiting team in Monday night games.

Under coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens have hosted only one of their eight Monday night appearances since 2008.

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When asked Friday about the New Orleans Saints' prime-time winning streak of 12 games, Harbaugh couldn't resist pointing out the Monday night scheduling quirk.

"Getting to play on Monday night at home, is there something to that?" Harbaugh said with a smile. "I wouldn't really know. I don't know much about that. We don't get those chances too often."

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The Ravens have gone 5-3 in Monday night games under Harbaugh, including 4-3 in in away games. The Ravens mentioned the number of Monday night road games in bold, italic letters in their weekly press game release.

The Ravens' lone home Monday night game under Harbaugh was their regular-season opener during the 2012 season. The Ravens have had four years in a row of Thursday night home games, though.

Harbaugh didn't criticize NFL senior vice president of broadcasting and schedule guru Howard Katz.

"I don't want to go down that road," Harbaugh said. "It's just going to get me in trouble if I go down that road. I'm not afraid of speaking my mind on it, but what difference does it make. We have to go play Monday night in New Orleans.

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"They haven't lost [a prime-time game] there since 2009. It's our job to do something about that. Everybody has their scheduling quirks. There's no point in complaining about it. Everybody has their challenges scheduling-wise."

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