2023 NFL Schedule: Baltimore Ravens get some favor in primetime

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First, it was free agency. Then, it was the 2023 NFL Draft. Now, we have the 2023 NFL schedule release. The offseason is in full swing, and we are now about halfway through it, believe it or not. The Baltimore Ravens will kick off their preseason in exactly three months.

As for the regular season, we now know just who, when and where the Ravens are going to play each week after the league released its schedule on Thursday night.

In terms of strength of schedule, the Ravens have it easier than the majority of teams, clocking in at the 21st most difficult schedule, ranked by opponents' 2022 winning percentage. Baltimore's opponents held a winning percentage of .484 last year.

The Ravens get things started at home in Week 1 by welcoming rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud to the NFL in his first start for the Houston Texans. From there, the most interesting part of the schedule, early on, has to do with the fact that Baltimore might just end up facing three rookie quarterbacks in the first six weeks, should the Titans turn to Will Levis by Week 6. The Ravens also play the Colts in Week 3.

As far as bigger games, and primetime matchups, Baltimore was given the third-most primetime games with four, total. The Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys were given a league-leading six primetime matchups.

The Baltimore Ravens will play four primetime games in 2023, but saw one interesting wrinkle come in those matchups

Baltimore's primetime games are as follows:

Week 11: vs. Cincinnati Bengals (Thursday Night Football)

Week 12: @ Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday Night Football)

Week 15: @ Jacksonville Jaguars (Sunday Night Football)

Week 16: @ San Francisco 49ers (Monday Night Football)

The trend, here, is that the Ravens play three of their four primetime games on the road. So, while it's nice that Baltimore's fan base gets four games under the lights and on a national stage, they won't come easy, being played mostly on the road.

What will be nice, for the fans though, is being able to see two very meaningful games, late in the season, on national television. At least, that's the hope; that the Week 15 and Week 16 games will mean something in terms of postseason positioning.

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