Ravens' preseason schedule is set

The Ravens' preseason schedule has been finalized.

Now, the only question is whether there will be a preseason at all.

If the lockout eventually ends, and the owners and players are able to reach terms on a new collective bargaining agreement before too much of the summer has passed by, the Ravens will open up the preseason by driving up I-95 to face the Eagles. The date of that game has not yet been set, but it will take place sometime between Aug. 11-15.

Baltimore will then host the Chiefs in a rematch of the AFC Wild Card game which took place just about three months ago. That game will be sometime between Aug. 18-22.

The traditional preseason Battle of the Beltways pitting the Ravens against the Redskins will take place at M&T Bank Stadium in primetime on Aug. 25. ESPN will be in Charm City to broadcast that game, which will start at 8 p.m.

The Ravens will then close the preseason by traveling to Atlanta to take on the Falcons. That game will likely be played on Sept. 1.

Three of the Ravens' four preseason opponents made the playoffs in 2010, which should allow John Harbaugh's team a nice tune-up for the regular season by having them square off against quality competition.

That is, again, if there's a preseason at all.

Here's the schedule:

Week 1: Aug. 11-15 at Philadelphia Eagles
Week 2: Aug. 18-22 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Week 3: Aug. 25 vs. Washington Redskins (ESPN, 8 p.m.)
Week 4: Sept. 1 (likely) at Atlanta Falcons

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