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Ravens Insider: Ravens 2024 schedule: Road games vs. Chiefs, Cowboys, home games vs. Bills, Eagles highlight slate


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The NFL playoff field is set, and so are the matchups for the 2024 regular season.

For the Ravens, who finished 13-4 to clinch the AFC’s top seed, the first-round bye and home-field advantage through the conference championship game, that means playing a first-place schedule for the first time since 2020.

In addition to their six games against the AFC North — three at home and three away against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals — the Ravens will face the AFC West, NFC East and the champions of the AFC East, AFC South and NFC South.

Under the NFL’s scheduling rotation, the Ravens will host the Las Vegas Raiders, Denver Broncos, Washington Commanders, Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills. They’ll play road games against the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After the Ravens played seven teams who reached the playoffs this season and won a division in which every team finished above .500, 2024 is shaping up to be just as challenging.

The Buccaneers claimed their third straight NFC South title behind resurgent quarterback Baker Mayfield and a veteran roster, the Texans won their first AFC South title since 2019 behind stellar rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud and standout first-year coach DeMeco Ryans, and the Bills won their fourth straight AFC East title behind Most Valuable Player-level play from quarterback Josh Allen and a five-game winning streak to end the season. The Chiefs (AFC West) and Cowboys (NFC East) won their divisions, while the Eagles, Steelers and Browns also reached the postseason.

Seven of the league’s best quarterbacks and likely challengers to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson to be named 2024 NFL Most Valuable Player are on the schedule in Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow, Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts, Buffalo’s Allen, Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, Dallas’ Dak Prescott, Los Angeles’ Justin Herbert and Houston’s Stroud.

The Ravens could also see three first-year coaches, with the Commanders, Raiders and Chargers all expected to make new hires. Jim Harbaugh, who led Michigan to Monday night’s College Football Playoff national championship game, is rumored to be a candidate for the Chargers and Raiders and could face his older brother John and the Ravens for the first time since 2015 as the coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Next season will also mark Washington’s first trip to Baltimore since the 2016 season, and the Commanders are expected to look much different under the direction of new owner Josh Harris. Washington will not only have a new coach, replacing Ron Rivera, but likely a new quarterback after securing the No. 2 overall pick in April’s draft. Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald and director of player personnel Joe Hortiz are among the names Harris could consider to be his coach and general manager.

The Broncos and Raiders could also have new quarterbacks when they visit M&T Bank Stadium. Denver is expected to part ways with Russell Wilson this offseason after benching him for the final two games of the regular season for Jarrett Stidham, while Jimmy Garoppolo is unlikely to be the starter next season in Las Vegas. Mayfield is also a pending free agent, while Daniel Jones is expected to return as the Giants’ starter after tearing his ACL in September. But New York and Tampa Bay could consider replacements in the draft.

Ravens 2024 opponents

Home: Bengals, Browns, Steelers, Raiders, Broncos, Commanders, Eagles, Bills

Away: Bengals, Browns, Steelers, Chiefs, Chargers, Cowboys, Giants, Texans, Buccaneers

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