Get used to seeing the Ravens more often

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The Ravens have taken the NFL by storm this year, led by the uncanny skills of quarterback Lamar Jackson. As the NFL draws up its plans for 2020, the Ravens and Jackson will surely be in the center of the league’s radar screen.

The Ravens undoubtedly will get the maximum number of prime-time games, given that even their blowout wins manage to hold an audience, as fans wait to see what Jackson will do next. They’ll also become a staple of the 4:25 p.m. ET slot, gathering millions for the late-afternoon time slot whenever their games are played then.

Beyond the usual six games against AFC North rivals (Browns, Steelers, Bengals), the Ravens will host the Cowboys, Chiefs, Giants, Titans, and Jaguars. Baltimore will face the Patriots (if they win the AFC East), Eagles, Colts, Texans, and Washington on the road.

So get ready for the schedule release in April, and get ready for plenty of Ravens games in high-profile time slots next year, no matter what happens to them over the balance of 2019.

64 responses to “Get used to seeing the Ravens more often

  1. That schedule actually doesn’t seem as tough as this years. Time will tell. Drafts and free agent acquisitions for many of those teams. The Ravens could use a couple of more pieces and be crazy scary next season. Still much to do this year though. They’ve got a Superbowl to win.

  2. Hey whatever it takes to have the Cowboys on national TV less. It feels like they have been shoved down our throats even more than usual this past year. I’m so tired of having that team on my TV every week. Buck/Aikman might as well be on Jerry’s payroll since they do almost all their games anyway.

  3. My new drinking game is to toss one back every time the announcers mention Jackson as an MVP candidate. One must proceed cautiously.

  4. I’m not a Ravens fan but I’m an NFL fan. Young stars are great for the NFL. This is good news for all of us NFL fans. If/when my teams beats Baltimore I’ll have felt like my team accomplished something difficult.

    Congratulations B-more.
    Go Pats!

  5. People complain about Cowboys games on TV, and the product is not great, but they always get the highest ratings so don’t think that the NFL is going to shoot themselves in the monetary foot.

  6. Washington “on the road”, probably won’t be. FedEx Field will be overflowing w/ Ravens fans. Hopefully, they’ll jam purple points down Dan Snyder’s throat!!! #YouSuckDanSnyder

  7. Washington “on the road”, probably won’t be. FedEx Field will be overflowing w/ Ravens fans. Hopefully, they’ll jam purple points down Dan Snyder’s throat!!! #YouSuckDanSnyder
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    Snyder won’t blink an eye – fans of his team are already regularly outnumbered every Sunday in his home park. He will just open up all the closed parts of his stadium to capture the ticket revenue. All about the $$ for him.

  8. Welcome to the NEW NFL.

    The LAMAR JACKSON NFL.

    Any GM who isn’t scouting for mobility in their QB won’t be employed long…it’s just the reality of today’s football athletes. Your QB HAS to have some mobility. The statue QBs of the past are sitting ducks now.

    Because look at what mobility does: I’ve said it for many years now…

    The PLAY ACTION PASS is the single most beautiful play in all of human sports when it fools the opponent. It is literally INDEFENSIBLE.

    It is the Mona Lisa of sports …and the Ravens have it mastered because of Lamar Jackson.

  9. The Ravens can win Big without cheating…. what a novel concept,right patsies
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    Can they? They haven’t won anything in 7 years, and when they did their star player used illegal deer antler spray to come back from injury. What a novel concept

  10. Better protect those QB legs. The Ravens are one QB injury away from being the Packers without Aaron Rogers or the Lions just being themselves.

  11. He must be thanking his lucky stars for Lamar Jackson because he’s an overrated coach.
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    He won a Super Bowl with Joe Flacco. Yeah that Joe Flacco.

    That makes me think he knows what he’s doing.

  12. until he goes RG3 and blows a knee or takes to many hits and ends up like Cam.
    he’ll have 3-5 really good years but I’d rather have a QB like Tom or Eli that can win for a decade or so

  13. I really enjoy watching the Ravens the only problem is the way it’s presented. Do I have to hear about how Aikman is a HOF QB throughout the game? Having Vick say something? They laughed at Bobby Douglass when he ran so much. In a 14-game 1972 season, he ran for 968 yards and 8 touchdowns on 141 carries.

  14. Those of you that keep saying he’s gonna get hurt please, i beg you, find another dead horse to beat.

    Go back and watch every game the Ravens played this season. Find me one where Jackson took a worse beating than the opposing “pocket” QB did. I’ll wait.

  15. Easy to get the Cowboys games off TV. Quit watching them. Fact is that despite all the whiners that complain about them being on TV their games are typically at the top of the ratings charts. Year in and year out. It certainly isn’t because of the quality of their play. But the fact remains they get the ratings and will get the exposure until they don’t.

  16. “Running QBs don’t last”. “A linebacker or safety is going to take his head off eventually”. “Throwing for 150 yds is not a good QB”. “This won’t last”. “One and done in the playoffs”. “Let him win a playoff game before we anoint him”. “Good luck winning in the playoffs with a high school offense”. I can literally predict the comments on every Lamar Jackson/Ravens article. You people have to come up with some new material. Your current material is losing it’s entertainment value.

    I can agree with one thing, being able to run from the QB position typically doesn’t last an entire career. Injury or age eventually slows it down just like with RBs. My question is, how do all you geniuses know he won’t continue to improve as a passer? Did you not watch him last year where literally the only pass he could complete was a seam route to his TEs? He literally couldn’t throw an accurate pass to the flat. I’ll say this much. with this kid’s work ethic and hunger, my money’s on he will improve every year as a passer.

  17. For all the people thinking Lamar is going to get hurt from all the running, Greg Roman noted this morning that a quarterback in space is often safer than a quarterback in the pocket because the quarterback in space is in much more control and can dictate the hits better than one in a collapsing pocket. How many times to LJ go out of bounds last night when a defender had position on him? Many times. Sure, he took some hits running, but did he really take more than, say, Josh Allen did in the Ravens game on Sunday? Don’t think so.

  18. skmad2014 says:
    December 13, 2019 at 10:34 am
    People complain about Cowboys games on TV, and the product is not great, but they always get the highest ratings so don’t think that the NFL is going to shoot themselves in the monetary foot.
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    One has to check the ratings when one game is on TV (Cowboys), vs. when an AFC and NFC game (Cowboys) are on at the same time.

    I don’t mind seeing the Cowboys on TV because, I know they won’t be in the second round of the playoffs.

  19. Can’t wait to watch the Ravens beat up on Jerruh’s Cowboys in Prime Time. I can only dream that the Slow Clapper is still slowly patrolling the sidelines looking overwhelmed and clueless. That will make my Sunday complete

  20. The OVERhype surrounding this guy is beyond reality. We’re talking delusional. One hit and this guy is done. I’d take everything I have and bet the farm on an ACL or concussion coming this Kat’s way in the not too distant future. Until then, please stay away from the pipe please.

  21. wintercoates87 says:
    December 13, 2019 at 12:47 pm
    The OVERhype surrounding this guy is beyond reality. We’re talking delusional. One hit and this guy is done. I’d take everything I have and bet the farm on an ACL or concussion coming this Kat’s way in the not too distant future. Until then, please stay away from the pipe please.

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    Yup, everyone else in the football world is nuts, and youre the one guy out there that has figured out that Jackson is overhyped. NEWS FLASH, all football players are 1 hit away from injury.

  22. wintercoates87 says:
    December 13, 2019 at 12:50 pm
    What do you get for regular season wins? Lol

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    Divison titles, playoff berths, first round byes……

  23. Voteforwiggsmofo says:
    December 13, 2019 at 9:59 am
    Can they change those ugly uniforms then ?
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    Are you talking about the all black uniforms? I’m a high school football and lacrosse coach, and every year the kids ask if we can have alternative blacked out uniforms for the big night games. Everyone is obviously entitled to their own opinion. I just think you are in the minority big time here. Only ugly jerseys they’ve worn recently were the purple tops with gold numbers and pants. Those were definitely ugly.

  24. So…
    When Lamar gets hurt for the rest of the year, the nation will again see RG3 and a pedestrian Ravens team every week at 4:25pm.

    Isn’t that just ducky.

  25. I’m a high school football and lacrosse coach, and every year the kids ask if we can have alternative blacked out uniforms for the big night games. Everyone is obviously entitled to their own opinion. I just think you are in the minority big time here. Only ugly jerseys they’ve worn recently were the purple tops with gold numbers and pants. Those were definitely ugly.
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    So since you’re a high school football coach, your opinion counts more than a mere mortal’s does, is that it?

  26. Anyone ever consider it is not so much that a running QB gets hurt more than a statue pocket QB, but rather that an injury affects the effectiveness of the running QB more. If agility and mobility/running is not a part of your game then, unless the injury is devastating or to a shoulder, it is less an issue. What sets Jackson apart is not his ability to read a defense or pinpoint passing. It is the pressure he puts on a defense with his mobility that sets him apart. A LB/safety has to honor his play action more than Brady’s play action. That’s why his slow TE’s are so wide open on play action. If he loses that, he loses a major part of what makes him great. Not so much for a pocket QB.

  27. They remind me of the 2015 Panthers a lot, blowing out everybody with a solid defense and an unbelievable talent under center. Wonder if they’ll win the big one though.
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    Uhm yeah except the Panther’s had the easiest schedule ever in the NFL’s history.
    But whatever.
    Anyways, rumor has it Lamar has been seen taking intensive training under Cam’s tutelage on how to recover fumbles.

  28. metitometin says:
    December 13, 2019 at 10:45 am
    Disgusting. I’m already sick of the Ravens. Bunch of hot doggers. Most unlikable team and coach in NFL history

    *******
    is that the smell of envy?

  29. Almost every QB gets hurt at one point in his career. Listening to the arm chair coaches is amazing. Just one hit and that’s it. Ben had a season ending injury throwing the ball. Stafford has been injured how many times over the years? Just because it happened to RG3 doesn’t mean it will happen to Lamar.

  30. One thing that jumps out. Two of their Road games are bus trips. (Philly and DC)

    If Lamar stays healthy it’s bad news for the rest of the AFC.

  31. Well here we are. Last year it was he can’t throw, he’ll never win, he’s been exposed. After proving that wrong earlier this year it was he can’t do it against a good defense. Now that he’s proven THAT wrong most of you are predicting he’ll get hurt and can’t sustain it. You’re forgetting that he is 22 and only his second year. Look at the improvement. He’s got a will to win and desire to be the best. If he keeps that attitude and keeps working hard he’ll evolve and adapt his game to his physical abilities. Just like every player in the NFL does.

  32. Absolutely brutal for the fanbase that attends the game. This team is exciting and it’s been an amazing year but… tailgating and attending night games is rough in the office the next day

  33. Harbaugh is not the most overrated coach in history. Though I loathe the Ravens, kudos to him for coaching up Jackson and putting the right pieces around him. However, Whinebaugh IS the biggest WHINER I have ever seen in 40 plus years watching the NFL.

  34. Gimmicky high school offense will be shut down soon. BB will get another crack at him and last time didn’t show his cards. Pats will take them out in the playoffs. Bet on it.

  35. Unfortunately this will end with Jackson on a cart with a towel over his head.
    Bring on the next flash in the pan.
    Enjoy these guys while they are still in one piece.

  36. tylawspick6 says:
    December 13, 2019 at 9:57 am
    Goodell’s work is almost complete.

    Tee times at Augusta should be wide open this afternoon. lmao

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    Goodell would rather golf in Augusta with a class act Steve like Steve bisciotti than sneak to some sleezy massage parlor with creepy kraft. I think that makes perfect sense. I agree with you there pal…

  37. Get used to seeing the Ravens more often
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    And before this Thursday nights game the last time I saw the Ravens they were getting smacked around by the Browns……….. the Browns! I bet they still have that stench on them, PHEW!!!

    Hard to live down a Browns beat down since they give out very few a season!

  38. This is music to a Ravens fan here in Las Vegas. It really is true, even the blow outs are fun to watch. The new stadium here would draw more fans just showing the Ravens on our jumbotron than having to sit thru a boring Raiders game.

  39. Ravens have not even clinched home field yet. New England concedes nothing to hype.
    Ravens have not done jack squat yet. Beating the dynasty in the post season a whole different beast than beating them in regular season. Patriots will be ready to compete hard for 60 minutes. They are not scared of the Ravens. They fear no one.

    The game will be decided on the field not in the media. Lamar looked horrible in post season last year. Maybe the pressure got to him. Also Lamar’s best passes come when Ravens ahead and defense playing to stop run. What happens if Ravens down 14 points in second half and have to abandon run. Can Lamar make big throws under pressure against defenses playing the pass. No one knows.

    The playoffs reveal all a teams strength and their weaknesses. Pressure can cripple even the biggest stars and some coaches lose their minds under the pressure. Brady and Belichick are battle tested. The current Ravens are not.

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