Believe it or not, your superheroes have been playing football on the road for nearly a month. Yes, that's four weeks. Yes, that's also nearly 30 days. That, luckily, will end this week.
The Ravens are already back from London where they defeated the Titans in Week 6 and gearing up to face the Detroit Lions on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, a venue that has remained idle since the Flock last populated it on Sept. 24... in a loss to the visiting Colts.
Head coach John Harbaugh sounded very eager to the return of the Ravens Flock to The Bank this week judging by his Monday presser.
"Our fans are going to be loud, and they are going to be into it, and they are going to be enthusiastic," Harbaugh said.
Not only did the coach mention the fans, but also his very own pupils as they will surely welcome a return to the comfortable confines of Baltimore after enduring such a grueling three-week span in their early-season schedule, including a trip overseas.
"I know our guys are going to be excited to be at home," Harbaugh told reporters. The coach decided to give the lads a day off on Monday, not having to report at any point throughout the day at the Ravens facilities following a seven-hour flight back from London.
Everybody will be back at the Under Armour Performance Center on Tuesday, although no practicing will happen today.
Coaches and players should just go through some tape, review film, and get ready for the first training session scheduled for Wednesday as is always the case in-game weeks.
More than just the mere fact of returning to Baltimore, it's going to be a relief for the players to be back home as they won't have the privilege of enjoying a bye week following their game overseason, which is often what happens in the NFL.
The Ravens will keep playing games for the next six weeks until they go on a bye in Week 13, coinciding with games scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 3.