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Mr. Krab
03-22-2009, 03:28 PM
Source: Ravens ask NFL for no prime-time game in Pittsburgh
<script type="text/javascript"> digg_url = 'http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/football/bal-ravens320,0,7828732.story'; digg_title = 'Source: Ravens ask NFL for no prime-time game in Pittsburgh'; digg_bodytext = 'The Ravens aren't expected to kick off the 2009 season at the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers, but they could be in line for a season opener at M&T Bank Stadium.'; </script> <script src="http://digg.com/tools/diggthis.js" type="text/javascript"></script>By Jamison Hensley

The Ravens aren't expected to kick off the 2009 season at the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers, but they could be in line for a season opener at M&T Bank Stadium.

There were rumors that the NFL would begin this season with Ravens-Steelers, a rematch of the AFC championship game, for its Thursday night game. But the Ravens asked not to be considered for a prime-time game at Heinz Field this season when they submitted their scheduling requests to the league, a team official told The Baltimore Sun.

The Ravens have played a nationally televised game at Pittsburgh for three of the past four seasons, including the past two years. In comparison, the last time the Steelers had to play a night game in Baltimore was 2003. There is a possibility that the Ravens could start the season at home. Because the Orioles are away on Sept. 13, the Ravens would be able to host a Week 1 game (the Orioles are home on Sept. 14, which likely rules out a home Monday night game).

The Ravens, who opened the 2008 season at M&T Bank Stadium, have not kicked off consecutive seasons at home since they moved to their downtown stadium in 1998.

<!-- END rail --> Based on the Orioles schedule, the Ravens could play home Sunday games in Weeks 1 and 3 and would have to play road Sunday games in Weeks 2 and 4.

The first games of the 2009 season -- the prime-time games for Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights -- are expected to be announced next week at the NFL owners meetings. The rest of the regular-season schedule is usually announced in April.


http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/football/bal-ravens320,0,7828732.story

Pioli Zombie
03-22-2009, 03:29 PM
Wimps
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Bowser
03-22-2009, 03:48 PM
Haha. Pussies.

MichaelH
03-22-2009, 04:40 PM
Cocaine does that.

RJ
03-22-2009, 05:50 PM
Mr. Krabs, Baltimore Sun.....are you a Baltimoron?