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Could we play Balitmore Thursday night season opener?


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#1 mead107

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:29 PM

Baltimore can not open on Thursday night at home because of parking with Baltmore orioles  night game.

They can not play NE because they play them at home.

Could it be us?

#2 Stevie Ray

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:32 PM

They'll proabbly play Denver instead for the opener. bigger attraction than playing us, sadly.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

It makes some sense. Even though the Ravens are the champs, the NFL is forcing them to open on the road. To make up for it, maybe the league will give them a sacrificial lamb opponent in Week 1.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:34 PM

Please stay with the Jests.  Assuming we have a QB, we have some chance of beating them.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:36 PM

the nfl is still trying to work out the home game for them from what i hear

the only way they play us is if they think a real opponent would be a blowout given their losses. they want a competitive game to kick the season off - not a blowout either way.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 22 March 2013 - 04:36 PM, said:

they want a competitive game to kick the season off - not a blowout either way.

Ideally, yes, but I'm sure the NFL knows its opener is going to draw massive ratings regardless of whom the Ravens play.

Edited by Barry Zuckerkorn, 22 March 2013 - 04:38 PM.


#7 mead107

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

We could blow them out.

Could be Pit or Denver .

Edited by mead107, 22 March 2013 - 04:40 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

View PostBarry Zuckerkorn, on 22 March 2013 - 04:38 PM, said:



Ideally, yes, but I'm sure the NFL knows its opener is going to draw massive ratings regardless of whom the Ravens play.

and will be turned off in the 3rd quarter if its 30-7

they will pick a team that they think will keep it close.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:41 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 22 March 2013 - 04:40 PM, said:

they will pick a team that they think will keep it close.

Most likely, but the sacrificial lamb theory might hold a bit of water. It's already enough of a joke that the champs have to start on the road. Sending them to a place like Denver would be a double whammy of unfairness.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:41 PM

Aaron Corps first start. What NFL fan would want to miss that?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

id bet miami, with the high priced free agents if they arent doing denver/pitt

they are trying for stadium renovations there, and this could be a nice little gift
wallace would be a steeler storyline for rivalry, as could ellerbe
they would likely win but in a good game

Edited by NoSaint, 22 March 2013 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:46 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 22 March 2013 - 04:44 PM, said:

id bet miami, with the high priced free agents if they arent doing denver/pitt

Good call. You'll probably be right.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

View PostBarry Zuckerkorn, on 22 March 2013 - 04:46 PM, said:



Good call. You'll probably be right.

never know, but miami makes sense to me. the nfl has pulled things out of left field before, and perhaps this is what gilmore is talking about.... but.... it just doesnt feel right if i had to put money on whether buffalo is the pick.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

I would be surprise if the sent them to Denver for the opener.   How much say do they have seeing they get screwed out of playing at home?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

Possible destinations based on Baltimores schedule include Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, and Denver.

The most intriguing matchup comes in Denver, where the Ravens stunned the Broncos in the playoffs.  But why should the Ravens have to roll into the lions den for their first game of the season?   An argument could be made that the Ravens should be given the ability to choose their opponent for the Week One road opener (MAYBE THEY PICK THE BILLS ?)or at a minimum to veto the possibility of games at Denver or Pittsburgh.

The only certainty at this point is that the game wont be played in Cincinnati, since the Bengals have the same problem that forced the Ravens out of town.
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Edited by papazoid, 22 March 2013 - 04:53 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

It wont be Buffalo.  Buffalo will destroy Baltimore....hurt ratings........ whereas the Dolphins would be a competitive football game.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

Can the Steelers not host them?
This would be the very obvious choice.
The Bills played them close in Baltimore a few years ago, but honestly what about Buffalo is compelling from a Netional stand point?
It would be like having the 49ers play Tampa Bay to start the year...if the 49ers had won.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:55 PM

chicago being a large market nfc team is a nice candidate too (as it wouldnt kill their tie breakers like an AFC loss). Lions have that perk too, along with some budding stars. Buffalo and cleveland are right at the bottom of the list (outside of cincy) if im putting odds on the destinations.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

Only way this happens is if the game is in Toronto

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:57 PM

My guess is that Baltimore will open with Pittsburgh or Cincinnati.

Edited by Buftex, 22 March 2013 - 04:57 PM.