Ravens to open preseason against Eagles at home

Giants, 'Skins, Falcons also on schedule

Pro Football

April 03, 2007|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,Sun Reporter

The tuneup to the Ravens' regular season will have a familiar feel to it.

In a repeat of last season's preseason schedule, the Ravens will open with two games at home before playing the final two on the road.

The NFL announced yesterday that the Ravens will begin the preseason at M&T Bank Stadium against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, Aug. 13, before playing the New York Giants on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. in a nationally televised game on NBC.

The Ravens will conclude the preseason at the Washington Redskins on Aug. 24, 25 or 26 and at the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m.

The league announced last week that the Ravens would open the regular season at the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

This marks the second consecutive time -- and fourth time in the franchise's 12-year history -- that the team will end the preseason with two road games and begin the regular season on the road. Last year, the Ravens traveled to Minnesota and Washington before opening the regular season at Tampa Bay.

"We have indications that we will have more than these two nationally televised games," team owner Steve Bisciotti told the Ravens' Web site. "I think our fans should be encouraged by this, because the league likes to showcase teams they think will be in the thick of the playoff hunt."

Times for the games against the Eagles and Redskins are still to be determined. The regular-season schedule is expected to be released tomorrow.


Ravens preseason

Date .................. Opponent Time

Aug. 13 .............. Philadelphia TBA

Aug. 19 .............. N.Y. Giants 8 p.m.

Aug. 24/25/26 ... @Washington TBA

Aug. 31 ............. @Atlanta 7:30 p.m.

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