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Ravens don’t want a bye after London trip

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The full NFL schedule for the 2017 season hasn’t been released yet, but we do know that the Ravens and Jaguars will be playing in London on September 24.

That game will come during the third week of the season and the Ravens hope to be playing a game during the fourth week of the season as well. Team president Dick Cass said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, that the team has asked the league to give them a bye week later in the season.

Most teams that have played games in London have received a bye the next week as a result of the extra travel stresses that come with playing in the United Kingdom. The Colts became the first exception to that rule last year when they asked for a later bye after playing the Jaguars in Week Four and the league granted the request by giving them Week 10 off instead.

Week Four is the first week that any team can receive a bye and we should know the teams that will be resting that weekend soon.

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19 Responses to “Ravens don’t want a bye after London trip”
  1. patsxsaintsfan says: Apr 13, 2017 11:36 AM

    Could you imagine the hate the patriots would get if bill said we want a later bye week? The Ravens have been complaining about problems the rest of the league faces and constantly asking for special treatment regardless of if it’s about ineligible players or how the schedule is made.

  2. grumpysal says: Apr 13, 2017 11:44 AM

    Sure, let them do that, but also schedule it so they have to play the Falcons in London followed the next week by the Pats – then we’ll see if they still want to have that later bye.

    Essentially, the Ravens are thinking their opponent in London will be like having a bye already.

  3. bnn52 says: Apr 13, 2017 11:50 AM

    So the NFL is now allowing teams to dictate when their bye weeks are? Why don’t you let them call their own penalties during the game and decide where they pick in the draft too?

  4. truthistold2u says: Apr 13, 2017 11:52 AM

    Not a big deal. A team has already been granted a later bye. Teams hate the week 4 bye and ravens basically just saying don’t give us an early bye just because of london trip

  5. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 13, 2017 11:53 AM

    Can’t say that I blame them. Playing the Jags is like already having a bye.

  6. tylawspick6 says: Apr 13, 2017 11:57 AM

    Most whiny, despicable franchise in all of sports.

    I cannot stand these pukes.

  7. cardinealsfan20 says: Apr 13, 2017 12:08 PM

    So the Ravens want to force another team into a Week 4 bye? No team wants a Week 4 bye. It’s too early to help with recovery from nagging injuries. That’s why bye weeks are rotated.

  8. mmmpierogi says: Apr 13, 2017 12:19 PM

    patsxsaintsfan says:
    Apr 13, 2017 11:36 AM
    Could you imagine the hate the patriots would get if bill said we want a later bye week?

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    Exhibit #459 re: why Patriots fans are awful. Article has nothing to do with the Pats and your input only serves to draw attention to yourself and/or some contrived conspiracy theory. No one cares.

  9. 6ball says: Apr 13, 2017 12:30 PM

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    What Bisciotti wants, Bisciotti gets. It’s the NFL way.
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  10. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 13, 2017 12:32 PM

    Ravens asking for special treatment from Goodell, and as one of his favored 5 will likely get it. Its good to be the Ravens, Giants, Jets, Steelers and Colts with cheatin’ Goodell at the helm.

  11. floriosnuts says: Apr 13, 2017 12:36 PM

    Did I mess the memo about teams being able to pick when their bye-week is?

  12. FlaJoe says: Apr 13, 2017 12:52 PM

    Pats fans Never miss an opportunity to hate! Guess they Lenard to hate from birth!

  13. maust1013 says: Apr 13, 2017 12:53 PM

    mmmpierogi says:
    Apr 13, 2017 12:19 PM

    Exhibit #459 re: why Patriots fans are awful. Article has nothing to do with the Pats and your input only serves to draw attention to yourself and/or some contrived conspiracy theory.
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    Yes because we all know only Pats fans reference them in unrelated articles and only New England has the only fan base with some conspiracy obsessed idiots.

  14. pftard says: Apr 13, 2017 1:06 PM

    Bye-weeks need to be eliminated entirely. Let the strong survive!

  15. DolFan says: Apr 13, 2017 1:55 PM

    I hope the new unwritten rule is all teams that are forced to go to London games can have their pick of bye week.

    And team that is Hard knocks.

  16. pastabelly says: Apr 13, 2017 2:25 PM

    London to the east coast is same flight or even less than east coast to west coast. Why would a team need a bye?

  17. jluckow says: Apr 13, 2017 2:39 PM

    It’s ridiculous that bye weeks start that early to begin with. No reason they can’t make it so no team has to have a bye before week 6 or after week 12.

    weeks 6-8 have four teams on byes
    weeks 9-10 have six teams on byes
    weeks 11-12 have four teams

  18. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 13, 2017 7:40 PM

    Not surprised he’s looking for special treatment. I remember a few years back when Harbs begged the league to not schedule them for a prime-time game in Pittsburgh.

    Though I might be reading in to this too much. They always say the best thing after a loss is to get out there the next week and play. Maybe Harbs just assumes a loss to the Jags, which is actually smart thinking by his part.

  19. guitarkevin says: Apr 14, 2017 8:41 AM

    What irony! Pats fans on the Ravens board complaining about the Ravens and saying they are complaining.

    First off, the Ravens aren’t complaining you blowhards, they’re merely asking for a later bye. Does your boss at work tell you are a whiner and complainer when you ask for things at work?

    Geez.

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