April 16, 2009
The NFL schedule is out and the Ravens finally get to host a national game after a year’s hiatus. We have to wait until week 12 for a Sunday Night Football face off between Baltimore and Pittsburgh — the first time the teams will have met since the AFC Championship game in January — and I’m sure NFL execs are hoping the drama and playoff runs will be sufficiently built up by then and Ravens starting QB Joe Flacco won’t be going through a sophomore slump.
The Ravens will also make national appearances as the road team in Monday Night Football games against the Browns in week 10 and the Packers in week 13.
Last year, the Ravens only had two nationally televised games — both away — against Pittsburgh on ESPN and Dallas on the NFL Network....
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