Season in review

September 02, 1996

Sept. 1

Ravens 19, Raiders 14

Defense. Special teams. Vinny left, Vinny right, Vinny up the middle. Running games are overrated.

Record: 1-0

Sept. 8 at Pittsburgh 1 p.m.

Steelers, embarrassed by Jaguars, are tough at home, and, of course, there's that "hard-drinking, menacing crowd" to deal with.

Sept. 15 at Houston 1 p.m.

Houston, we have a problem: The quarterback stinks. Will Chris Chandler be the starter, or will Air McNair take off?

Sept. 29 New Orleans 1 p.m.

Ravens' secondary can expect a test from Chris, er, Jim Everett (just kidding, big fella), the free-slinging QB with happy feet.

Oct. 6 New England 1 p.m.

Win or lose, former Browns players can dump Gatorade -- drink, cups, cooler, table -- on old buddy Bill Belichick.

Oct. 13 at Indianapolis 8 p.m.

Nothing to get excited about, except that it's the GRUDGE MATCH OF THE CENTURY! Just think if it were played here . . .

Oct. 20 at Denver 4 p.m.

John Elway. Mile High. 76,000 nuts dressed in orange. This could be the Ravens' toughest road game of the season.

Oct. 27 St. Louis 1 p.m.

Ravens get a firsthand look at Lawrence Phillips, the RB they bypassed in the draft. Plus, Sean Landeta returns to Baltimore.

Nov. 3 Cincinnati 1 p.m.

Bengals have talent, but it's hard to take a team seriously when the head coach still gets carded at the hotel lounge.

Nov. 10 at Jacksonville 4 p.m.

Support of the Jaguars in northern Florida is unquestioned, but we've just gotta say it one more time: Jacksonville?

Nov. 17 at San Fran. 4 p.m.

Ravens get a chance to measure up against the best. Maybe 49ers will be sore from playing Cowboys the previous week.

Nov. 24 Jacksonville 1 p.m.

Andre Rison finally makes it to Memorial Stadium -- but with the hated Jaguars. Hey, 'Dre, teal is your color.

Dec. 1 Pittsburgh 1 p.m.

Jim Miller, you're no Terry Bradshaw. Actually, you're no Kordell Stewart or (yikes!) Mike Tomczak, either.

Dec. 8 at Cincinnati 1 p.m.

Ravens (in the playoff hunt, along with the 29 other teams) can't get caught looking ahead to matchup with the hated Panthers.

Dec. 15 at Carolina 1 p.m.

The Panthers looked great crushing the Falcons yesterday, but 3,163 no-shows? What'll happen during college hoops season?

Dec. 22 Houston 1 p.m.

Houston, we have a problem: The team is leaving for Nashville, Tenn. See ya, blue!

Pub Date: 9/03/96

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