Ravens to be featured on AFC North-only Hard Knocks to chronicle Super Bowl chase

The Ravens will be in your living room even more this season.
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The Baltimore Ravens are one of the must-watch attractions in the league, as they had the best record in the AFC last season and rode MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson to the AFC Championship. The NFL and their television overlords seem to realize what a marquee group Baltimore is.

The Ravens helped pioneer the Hard Knocks concept way back in 2001, and the show has now grown so popular that three different iterations are slated to come out this season. Baltimore will be a part of one of them, as will all their other division rivals.

The Ravens will join the rest of their AFC North counterparts in a division-only Hard Knocks series. The show will premier on Dec. 3 at 9:00 p.m. on HBO and stream on Max. The show will air on Tuesdays throughout the remainder of the NFL regular season and continue into the 2025 postseason.

Baltimore Ravens to be included in AFC North Hard Knocks

The league picked a good time to focus on the AFC North, which is the best division in football. All four teams finished with a winning record last season, and three of them made the playoffs. The Bengals, the lone team that missed out, will get star quarterback Joe Burrow back from injury.

Even with the division being as tough as humanly possible, Baltimore is still projected to be the top dog in the group heading into 2024. Jackson is coming off his second MVP, and the addition of Derrick Henry could help offset some of the losses the Ravens have suffered in free agency.

The Bengals getting Burrow back will give them as good a shot as anyone at competing for a championship. The Browns will see Nick Chubb return from his injury to go along with one of the game's best defenses. The Steelers have improved upon Kenny Pickett at quarterback by acquiring Russell Wilson and Justin Fields.

For those who are interested in the behind-the-scenes magic that makes the Ravens tick, HBO is coming through to quench your thirst. Let's hope the Ravens get off to a hot start, as the ratings boost that could come from a Baltimore regression could be very concerning for the overall fanbase.