The NFL and the Baltimore Ravens announced the 2003 schedule today, which contains two nationally televised contests on Sunday night.
The Ravens have an opportunity to exploit home-field advantage to get a quick jump on division rivals. The first two games of the 2003 season feature AFC North rivals Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and the Ravens have the opportunity to finish the season against the Steelers.
The Ravens are assured of two nationally televised games, the first being a November 9th contest against the Rams in St. Louis, and the other being the regular-season finale against the Steelers.
The team may be less-excited about the placement of the team's bye week, which is in the fifth week of the season, giving them twelve straight games to finish the year. Of the AFC North, Cleveland probably has the most fortuitous bye week, which is placed in the middle of the Browns season. The Ravens have the earliest bye week in the AFC North and is the only team required to play twelve straight weeks.
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