The day all fans were waiting for came last week when the schedules for all 32 NFL teams were released. One noteworthy item is the way the Baltimore Ravens’ schedule is set up.
Improbably, the Ravens have a schedule in which they have no two-game road trips or homestands. As a result, they have an interchanging schedule all the way through Week 17.
Their schedule isn’t how a usual schedule will look. Usually, teams will have a couple of two-game road trips and a couple of two-game homestands.
The Ravens have neither, and it’s uncertain why that is. Maybe Baltimore wanted its schedule to be that way, or the NFL needed them to do so.
Regardless, a schedule like that could be beneficial or detrimental to a team. First, it could help to have no road games back-to-back, so the team isn’t constantly traveling.
But on the other hand, Baltimore also doesn’t have any instances in which it can get comfortable playing at home, because the following week it is guaranteed to travel. It’ll be interesting to see how the Ravens’ season plays out and how it affects them.
John Harbaugh will undoubtedly have his team ready to go no matter the circumstances this season. The Ravens lost and added various pieces this offseason, especially on defense.
Plus, Lamar Jackson will want to prove the doubters wrong in 2019—even if he won’t be able to play in Baltimore two weeks in a row.