Ravens: 3 hardest games on the team’s 2021 schedule

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1. Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns (Week 14)

One might think that the Chiefs matchup will be the most difficult for the Ravens in any given year. And in a vacuum, that might be true.

However, the circumstances surrounding their Week 14 game against the Cleveland Browns make it not only the most difficult, but arguably the most important game on the Ravens’ entire 2021 schedule.

Five of Baltimore’s final seven games will be divisional matchups, with both of their games against the Browns coming within a span of two weeks.

The two teams will first meet in Week 12 when the Ravens host the Browns in what will be only their second divisional game of the entire season to that point.

Cleveland will then take a week off on their bye week. The Ravens, however, will be forced to travel to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers in another divisional matchup that could have playoff implications.

The Ravens will continue their gauntlet by traveling over to Cleveland to take on the Browns, on the road. The Browns will have had an extra week to prepare after seeing the team two weeks ago.

The Ravens, on the other hand, will be playing their fourth road game in five weeks capping off a grueling month for the team. And there will be no room for error as this game will likely have significant playoff implications.

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This rivalry game could determine which of these two teams ultimately makes or misses the postseason. No game will be more challenging than this one.