NFL has plenty of good options for Ravens’ Week One home opener
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 6, 2013
As the Super Bowl champions, the Ravens will be the home team for the NFL’s Thursday night opener on September 5, and the good news for the NFL is that the Ravens have a very good slate of home opponents in 2013, from a TV ratings perspective. Of those, only the Browns can be eliminated: There’s no way the league will put Cleveland in the marquee Week One opener. The Ravens’ home opponents in 2013 are the Bengals, Browns, Steelers, Patriots, Jets, Texans, Packers and Vikings. The Pittsburgh Steelers: This is the hardest-hitting rivalry in the NFL, filled with the kind of physical blocking and tackling these two East Coast cities have come to expect, and the league loves matching up meaningful divisional games early and late in the season.