The Ravens open at home against the Buffalo Bills, will be done with AFC North road games after Oct. 7, have a three-game road trip, have a three-game homestand, face four straight 2017 playoff teams in the midseason, and have back-to-back road games against the Falcons and Chiefs in December.
The Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals renew their heated rivalry in a matchup most prognosticators believe will ultimately decide the AFC North. The Ravens, meanwhile, have long used their season series against the Browns as a springboard to the postseason.
The Browns who have had only three winning seasons since 1990 with the last one coming in 2007. Yes, those Browns who have had seven head coaches since 1999 and five since 2009. Being in charge of the Cleveland Browns is the worst head coaching job in the NFL, but at least Hue Jackson gets another chance.
The formula for beating the New Orleans Saints hasn't changed for a long time. If you want to keep their high-powered offense out of the end zone, you have to keep the ball out of the hands of wily quarterback Drew Brees. For the Ravens to do that, they might need to take the ball out of the hands of Joe Flacco.