The Baltimore Ravens follow a difficult 2011 ending to a very difficult 2012 start. There has been much talk in the offseason about the disappointing finish that happened in the AFC Title game which dreams were shattered in a matter of seconds when a Billy Cundiff field goal sailed wide left. The clock is ticking on an aging defense that is hoping for one more shot at a Super Bowl run. Here is the breakdown of the Baltimore Ravens' 2012 schedule:
September 10th – vs. Cincinnati Bengals (Monday Night)
Week 1 will be in prime time as the AFC North rival Bengals come to M&T Bank Stadium. Ray Rice ran for over 100 yards in each of the two meetings last year as the Ravens swept Cincy. A.J. Green and Andy Dalton will not be surprising anyone this year, especially a still very good Baltimore defense. Dalton threw three picks and no touchdowns in the two meetings in 2011.
*Side Note: The all-time record between Baltimore and Cincinnati is 18-14 in favor of the Ravens.