Takeaways From Baltimore Ravens’ 2024 Schedule Release – BaltimoreRavens.com

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Christmas … again!

Speaking of the primetime games, having a Christmas Day game for a second straight year is unusual. Having it on a Wednesday makes it even rarer.

This will be the fourth time in Ravens history that they’ve played on Christmas. Only two teams, the Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys, will have played more Christmas games.

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Thursday games are already tough on players’ bodies with a short recovery turnaround. This Wednesday game isn’t tougher since the league gave the Ravens a Saturday game (vs. Steelers) the week before, so it still leaves four days between just like a typical Sunday-Thursday turnaround. But it means back-to-back weeks of short rest.

The Ravens’ opponent, the Texans, will have the same disadvantage. So will the rival Chiefs and Steelers, who play in the other Christmas game.

Some fans may like adding even more sizzle to the holiday. Others, specifically those who don’t subscribe to Netflix, won’t like this.

What makes you feel better about it is that the Ravens won in San Francisco on Christmas last year, making for a jolly holiday. The Ravens and fans will hope for the same result against a challenging foe that Baltimore defeated in last year’s divisional playoffs.

P.S. – It’s surprising that the HarBowl between the Ravens and Chargers isn’t on Thanksgiving or Christmas. That seemed to be a slam dunk. Instead, one Harbaugh brother will have bragging rights at the Thanksgiving table three days after they play. John is 2-0, including Super Bowl XLVII.

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