Ravens announce 2013 schedule, to open at Denver

While the Ravens won’t get the honor of hosting the NFL opener as the Super Bowl champ, they will be a part of it, beginning the 2013 season at Denver on Thursday, Sept. 5.

The Ravens announced their schedule tonight and it includes four nationally televised games, including two Thursday night affairs.

Other than the opener at the Broncos, Baltimore will be visited by the rival Steelers on Nov. 28, which is Thanksgiving night.

The Ravens will also play primetime games at Detroit on Monday, Dec. 16 and at home against the Patriots on Sunday, Dec. 22.

Baltimore will play the league’s fifth-toughest schedule, as determined by record. The Ravens will play their home opener the second week of the season, on Sept. 15 against the Browns.

Here is the schedule in its entirety:

Thursday, Sept. 5 at Denver, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Sept. 15 vs. Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22 vs. Houston, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29 at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 6 at Miami, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13 vs. Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 20 at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3 at Cleveland, 4:25 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10 vs. Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17 at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 24 vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 28 vs. Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Dec. 8 vs. Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 16 at Detroit, 8:40 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, Dec. 22 vs. New England, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Dec. 29 at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.