The Baltimore Ravens will kick off their 2023 season at M&T Bank Stadium by hosting the young and inexperienced Houston Texans on Sunday, September 10th with the kick-off scheduled for 1 p.m. E.T.
The Ravens Flock should feel very confident having this matchup as their season opener, as Baltimore holds a 9-2 favorable record over Houston in regular-season games. The Ravens are currently boasting a three-game winning streak against the Texans.
When it comes to games between these two franchises in Baltimore, the Ravens have an impeccable 5-0 record against Houston with four of those victories coming under the reign of current head coach John Harbaugh.
Ravens vs. Texans Week 1: All you need to know
When and where
Week 1 will see the Ravens host the Texans at M&T Bank Stadium. The game begins at 1:00 p.m. ET (10 p.m. PT for those on the West Coast; 7:00 p.m. CET for those in Europe).
The weather might not be perfect in Baltimore on Sunday. According to the latest reports, showers and thunderstorms are "possible" for Sunday's afternoon game. Light winds "will blow diagonally across the field" and conditions might be "slippery."
According to Forecast.io, it's expected to be an 80-degree F afternoon with a "57% chance of rain" in at 1:00 p.m. E.T.
At the time of this writing and a few hours before both times release their final injury report ahead of kick-off, the Ravens already know they'll be missing CB Marlon Humphrey after ruling him out for Sunday's opener on Friday.
The status of tight end Mark Andrews is the biggest question mark hanging above this game. He was tagged as "questionable" in the Ravens' latest injury report released on Friday, but reports emerged late Saturday speaking about Andrews being "not likely to play."
It's going down to a game-time decision when it comes to Andrews' presence or absence for Week 1, so keep a close eye on this one to know when the final update pops up and the news it brings with it.
On top of that, Baltimore won't be able to field LB Malik Hamm, CB Damarion "Pepe" Williams, and RB Keaton Mitchell, all of whom were placed on injured reserve at the end of August, along with LB Tyus Bowser.
Rookie OG Andrew Vorhees and veteran LS Nick More are out with season-ending injuries, same as CB Trayvon Mullen.
Houston won't be able to field LB Blake Cashman and S Jimmie Ward. On top of that, the franchise ruled WR John Metchie III out. RB Dare Ogunbowale could join all of the men listed above as he was also listed as "questionable" on Friday.
Starting OL Tytus Howard and Juice Scruggs hit the injured reserve in the past few days, making it 14 players confirmed to be out for Week 1 and further down the road.
TV, radio, and streaming
For those watching around the area, the game will be broadcast on WJZ Channel 13 (Baltimore) and WUSA Ch. 9 (Washington, D.C.). CBS will carry the game too, led by a crew comprised of Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Adam Archuleta (analyst), and Aditi Kinkhabwala (sideline).
For those listening, you will be able to catch the game on WBAL (1090 AM) & 98 Rock (97.9 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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