The Baltimore Ravens weren’t really the best team during the 2012 NFL regular season. However, they pulled together and made a crazy run and once they got to the Super Bowl they didn’t leave their fans disappointed.
As great as it was for them to make that wild ride pay off, the Ravens now enter 2013 with a target on their backs. To make matters worse, Ray Lewis retired, Dennis Pitta broke his hip, Anquan Boldin got traded, and Paul Kruger, Ed Reed and Dannell Ellerbe left via free agency. Needless to say, Baltimore doesn’t have the same talent or spirit they did a year ago, and will be hard-pressed just to get back into the playoffs, let alone get back to the Super Bowl.
Head coach John Harbaugh hasn’t been shy about believing his Ravens can do just that, however, and his now fully paid quarterback (Joe Flacco) will be asked to play all of 2013 the way he did last year’s playoff run. But before we can get to repeat talk, the Ravens are going to have to once again stand tall in the AFC North, which has gotten a little more competitive. Let’s take a look at their six divisional games and prices for Baltimore Ravens tickets as we gear up for the new NFL season:
- (9/15) vs. Cleveland Browns | Avg: $251 | Get-in: $110
The Ravens welcome the Browns into town for their home opener. They should have opened the season at home in week one, but scheduling conflicts with the Baltimore Orioles prevented that. With this being the home opener, fans will be excited for a win to start the year, and a Josh Gordon-less Browns offers up a likely win. Despite this one kicking off Baltimore’s home schedule, it still comes in with value at 12% cheaper than their home average of $285.
- (11/10) vs. Cincinnati Bengals | Avg: $225 | Get-in: $88
Baltimore’s second home division game comes against the Bengals in early November. Andy Dalton and co. are trying to take over the division, so the Ravens will have to have their guard up and make sure they don’t have a letdown. Ravens fans are getting another solid deal, though, with this one coming in at 21% below their home game average.
- (11/28) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers | Avg: $368 | Get-in: $163
Joe Flacco made his money with a Super Bowl win last year, but to really earn that new paycheck he’ll have to win big games like this was one with the Steelers. These two teams are always good for a tight battle, and the price tag suggests it, as Ravens fans will have to pay 29% more than Baltimore’s home game average.
- (10/20) @ Pittsburgh Steelers | Avg: $305 | Get-in: $113
Baltimore’s first meeting with the Steelers comes in late October and is actually $63 less than their home game later in November. It carries just as much weight, though, as these two teams always seem to push it to the wire and every game counts in the AFC North.
- (11/3) @ Cleveland Browns | Avg: $111 | Get-in: $17
Baltimore travels to Cleveland to try to stifled Trent Richardson and the Browns. Baltimore lost a lot of solid defensive players, but they still might have enough talent to hold T-Rich in check. Either way, fans from both teams are getting one of the best bargains of the year at just $111 on average.
- (12/29) @ Cincinnati Bengals | Avg: $129 | Get-in: $36
The Ravens have a lot of big games in 2013, but this one might be the biggest, as they take on the Bengals on the road in their season finale. This one carries a ton of weight, both inside the division and for each team’s playoff hopes, yet is slated to be just $129 on average. Needless to say, everyone gets some serious value that purchases a ticket to this matchup.