Ravens 2009 Schedule

The NFL released the 2009 schedule this evening, and here is how things turned out for our boys in purple:

Week 1 : vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 PM

Week 2: @ San Diego Chargers, 4:15 PM

Week 3: vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 PM

Week 4: @ New England Patriots, 1 PM

Week 5: vs. Cincy Bengals, 1 PM

Week 6: @ Minnesota Vikings, 1 PM

Week 7: Bye

Week 8: vs. Denver Broncos, 1 PM

Week 9: @ Bengals, 1 PM

Week 10: @ Browns, 8:30 PM (Monday Night Football)

Week 11: vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 PM

Week 12: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:20 PM (Sunday Night Football)

Week 13: @ Green Bay Packers, 8:30 PM (Monday Night Football)

Week 14: vs. Detroit Lions, 1 PM

Week 15: vs. Chicago Bears, 1 PM

Week 16: @ Steelers, 1 PM

Week 17: @ Oakland Raiders, 4:15 PM

Thoughts: Nice to see that FINALLY the Squealers have to come to Baltimore for a prime time game – the last time they did so being the 2003 season.  On the other hand, the Ravens finally don’t have to play a prime time game in Shitsburgh, for just the 2nd time since 2005.  Important?  Maybe, maybe not – but the fact is, the Ravens lost in prime time in Pittsburgh in 05, 07, and 08; the last time they played a non-prime time game there (06), they won 31-7.

Just sayin.

Also, it seems a bit odd that the Ravens are completely finished with the rest of their division schedule (4 games against the Ohio teams) before playing the first against Pittsburgh.  Seems like things should be spread more evenly, no?

Starting up the season at home against Kansas City sounds good on paper, sitting here on April 14.  Take that for what it’s worth though, which is pretty much nothing.

The two west coast trips for the Ravens are about as spread out as they could possibly be, in Weeks 2 and 17.

By sheer terrible luck, both the Colts and Patriots finished 2nd in their respective divisions last year, so we get to play them, while the Steelers get the Titans and Dolphins instead.  Hmm….Titans/Dolphins, or Pats/Colts?  F’in Aye.

Finally, the Ravens ended up with 3 total prime time appearances, 2 Monday Night games and 1 Sunday night game.  The quirk is that these 3 games are all in a 4 week span, in Weeks 10-13.  Only one of them is at home, the aforementioned Pittsburgh game.  So B’More will have that many extra hours to get hammered all day before dealing with those rag waving goofs.

Maryland National Guard, be on alert.


9 Responses to “Ravens 2009 Schedule”

  1. Steve Ravens365 Says:

    Was anyone else gagging at the fact that Merril Hoge was having a love fest proclaiming the Steelers as the “Allmighty” of the NFL, good Lord, take a Midol and chill out with the Steeler love, Merril

  2. NestMinder Says:

    I missed it, but I’m not surprised. Hoge is a total steelers homer. I can’t wait until he and Cowher are on the same show some day.

  3. UnbiasedGuy Says:

    Looks like a highly favorable schedule. Don’t blow it.

  4. Steve Ravens365 Says:

    When the rosters are set, then we should start making predictions, unlike Anita Marks who ALREADY made her prediction of 10-6 for the season, seriously…..I don’t know what to say about that one

  5. Matt Says:

    What no Cowboys? Maybe we can open up the new place the same way we closed the last place. I love the Cowboys because it a guaranteed win. Look it up we have a 3-0 win-loss record against Dallas and two of the games were blow-outs. Is there anyway we can join the NFC East or played them again I loved humilating the Eagles, Cowboys and especially the Redskins.

    (Don’t really mind the Giants that much they were my team before the Ravens)

  6. Steve Ravens365 Says:

    we’re getting our west coast trip done early, and I LOVE that, hopefully the Raiders game won’t matter and we’ll have a playoff berth wrapped up while they wallow in self-pity, fire another coach, and trade more players to get useless draft picks.

  7. Christmas Ape Says:

    I think it’s funny how the Ravens organization and their fans made such a huge deal about the primetime games. As if the game changes dramatically under the lights. For all the pissing and moaning Ravens fans do about how the NFL supposedly hates their franchise, they sure got what they wanted. Though I’m certain there will be some other excuse if they drop that game at home.

  8. NestMinder Says:

    Ape, even you have to admit that the extra homefield advantage provided by a prime-time game is significant. That the Ravens have had to play their road game in prime time in PGH for 3 times in the last 4 seasons is pretty ridiculous. Equally ridiculous is that they had to point this out to the scheduling committee to prevent it from becoming 4 of 5 seasons.

  9. Thomas Crowley Says:

    I didn;t like that they ask the nfl not to play another prime time game in the pitt. Because it make it look like the ravens are scared to play in pittsburgh.

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