This Sunday, the Ravens (4-2) and the Lions (5-1) will face each other in perhaps the best game of Week 7. Both teams have plenty of talent across their rosters, are building a strong resume in the early season, and should be playing in mid-January on their way to making a run at the Super Bowl.
The Flock is returning home to Baltimore and will play at the M&T Bank Stadium for the first time in a month coming off a victory against the Titans in London. The Lions will arrive as the leaders of the AFC North and tied for the best record in the NFL as a whole after beating Tampa last weekend.
These two squads met two years ago when an NFL-record-setting 66-yard Justin Tucker field goal sealed a dramatic win for the Ravens. That, although might feel close, it's truly worlds away from what we'll experience on Sunday at The Bank.
Detroit boasts a revamped roster and is a surefire contender these days with their rebuilding phase over, and Baltimore features an entirely new offensive system and many defensive patches that have worked to perfection so far.
Ravens vs. Lions Week 7: All you need to know
When and where
The Ravens are back home to host a game for the first time in nearly one full month after last playing inside The Bank in Week 3 of the regular season when they hosted the Indianapolis Colts... and went on to eat a loss. Sheesh...
The Ravens and their foes from Detroit will be taking the field of M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday with the kick-off scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET. That's fantastic for y'all in Baltimore and the rest of the United States, even more coming off a week in which the game played by the Ravens kicked off at 9:30 a.m. as it was played overseas. Quite a relief!
Next week the Ravens will go on the road once more, but in Week 7, Baltimore and Detroit will square off on Sunday with kick-off scheduled to take place at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT for those on the West Coast; 7:00 p.m. CET for those in Europe).
The forecast for Sunday at kick-off time in Baltimore, according to AccuWeather, predicts 63 degrees with sunny skies on a windy afternoon. There is virtually zero chance of rain, which is always great, a WNW 20 mph wind.
The Ravens head into Week 7 with one of their cleanest injury reports this season. In their final on Friday, only two players were ruled out for the game to be played on Sunday: starting safety Marcus Williams (hamstring) and backup cornerback Kevon Seymour (ankle).
The rest of the team, aside from the aforementioned mentioned duo, had a full practice, marking a season-high in player availability. Geno Stone will step in for Williams, joining Kyle Hamilton in the secondary once again.
Odafe Oweh will make his return from a four-game absence due to an ankle injury, and three other banged-up/missing players earlier this week returned and also ready to go on Sunday: Brent Urban, Ronald Darby, and Malik Harrison.
Meanwhile, the Lions confirm David Montgomery (ribs) won't play, with rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs expected to start and carry most of the rushing load. Wide receiver Craig Reynolds is also questionable to play on Sunday.
TV, radio, and streaming
For those watching, the game will be available on WBFF Ch. 45 (Baltimore), WTTG Ch. 5 (Washington, D.C.), and on national TV on FOX with announcers Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Greg Olsen (analyst), Erin Andrews (sideline), and Tom Rinaldi (sideline).
For those listening, you will be able to catch the game on WBAL 1090 AM / 98Rock (97.9 FM) & Sirius XM Chs. 82 or 228, on live radio stream at BaltimoreRavens.com (desktop or in-market mobile users) and the Ravens Mobile app (in-market users only, on national radio at ESPN Radio, and on Spanish radio at TICO Sports (1050 AM and 93.5 FM).
You can stream the game if you have a subscription to YouTube TV's Sunday Ticket, and also locally at BatlimoreRavens.com and Ravens Mobile App. If you subscribe to NFL+, you can watch the game on replay.
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