Here it is, ladies and gentlemen: the Ravens' 2010 schedule.
Clearly a hot commodity right now, the Ravens are scheduled for four primetime regular season games, and they'll open the preseason in primetime as well.
"It's a challenging schedule, and with the number of primetime games, it's flattering," team president Dick Cass said in a statement. "We've made the playoffs two years in a row - and three of the last four seasons - and it's evident that the NFL believes we will be highly competitive again."
John Harbaugh's gang will open the season by traveling up north to face the Jets on Monday Night Football in the brand new Meadownlands Stadium.
Things won't get much easier from there, as the Ravens will have three of their first four games on the road. The second game of the year comes against the reigning AFC North Champion Bengals, and will take place in Cincinnati.
This will mark the first time in team history that the Ravens will open the season with back-to-back road contests.
In addition to the MNF game to open the season, the Ravens will be under the bright lights of primetime TV Week 10 when they face the Falcons in Atlanta (that game will be aired Thursday night on NFL Network), Week 13 when they take on the Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday Night Football, and Week 14 when they travel to Houston to play the Texans on Sunday night.
The stars below indicate games that are weeks of flexible scheduling, meaning those games could get bumped to primetime.
"If you look at the last three games of the new schedule, you can see that we'll be playing significant games that could be candidates for a move to Sunday night," Cass said.
The Ravens will have their bye week pretty much smack dab in the middle of the season; the week off comes Week 8 this year.
"We're excited about the 2010 season," head coach John Harbaugh said. "We knew who we were playing, and now we know when we'll be playing them. We're not a team that focuses on any game except the next one. We now have targets for the preseason and the regular season."
Here's the full schedule:
Week 1: Mon. Sept. 13 at New York Jets 7:00 p.m. (ESPN)
Week 2: Sun. Sept. 19 at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 p.m
Week 3: Sun. Sept. 26 Cleveland Browns 1:00 p.m.
Week 4: Sun. Oct. 3 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 p.m.
Week 5: Sun. Oct. 10 Denver Broncos 1:00 p.m.
Week 6: Sun. Oct. 17 at New England Patriots 1:00 p.m.
Week 7: Sun. Oct. 24 Buffalo Bills 1:00 p.m.
Week 8: Sun. Oct. 31 BYE
Week 9: Sun. Nov. 7 MIiami Dolphins 1:00 p.m.
Week 10: Thurs. Nov. 11 at Atlanta Falcons 8:20 p.m. (NFL Network)
Week 11: Sun. Nov. 21* at Carolina Panthers 1:00 p.m.
Week 12: Sun. Nov. 28* Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 p.m.
Week 13: Sun. Dec. 5* Pittsburgh Steelers 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Week 14: Mon. Dec. 13 at Houston Texans 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Week 15: Sun. Dec. 19* New Orleans Saints 1:00 p.m.
Week 16: Sun. Dec. 26* at Cleveland Browns 1:00 p.m.
Week 17: Sun. Jan. 2* Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 p.m.