The Baltimore Ravens are set for what promises to be an exciting 2021 campaign. There’s a renewed sense of optimism surrounding the organization after some much-needed additions in the offseason.
Will the Ravens finally be able to get over the figurative hump and compete with the best the AFC has to offer? Only time will tell.
However, they’ll certainly have plenty of attention on them this year.
The Ravens’ 2021 schedule was released on Thursday and it consists of a total of five primetime games, the maximum allotted by the NFL. Clearly, the NFL thinks highly of the drawing power of this team.
The Baltimore Ravens will have five primetime games in 2021
Baltimore will begin their season with consecutive primetime matchups as they make their first trip to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to take on the Raiders on Monday Night Football.
Unlike in years past, this will be the only Monday Night Football game in Week 1 putting even more eyes on the team. Expect some fireworks in this one.
The Ravens will then host the Kansas City Chiefs in their home opener the following week on Sunday Night Football. The Ravens/Chiefs rivalry continues to grow and Baltimore will be hoping to come out on top this time.
Just a few weeks later, the Ravens will be back on primetime as they host the Indianapolis Colts in M&T Bank Stadium on Monday Night Football in Week 5. Three of the team’s first five games will be on primetime.
10 NFL teams don’t even have three primetime games in total, yet the Ravens have three in the first five weeks of the season.
Exactly one month later, the Ravens return to primetime as they travel to Hard Rock Stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football.
Finally, two weeks after that, the Ravens will play their final primetime game of the season — a Sunday Night Football game against their division-rival Cleveland Browns.
Interestingly enough, of the five primetime games that they’ll play this year, the Browns game is their only divisional matchup. That Week 12 meeting could have major playoff implications for both teams.
The Ravens have been blessed with five primetime games this year — one of only 10 teams to receive that national recognition.
Expect them to garner plenty of nationwide attention.