3 Hardest Games on the Ravens Schedule in 2022
The Baltimore Ravens have used the last several months to think about how a six-game losing streak to end the 2021 NFL season caused them to miss the playoffs. Now, they'll look to bounce back once the new football season begins in September.
On one hand, things are looking promising because the Ravens have the 13th-easiest 2022 schedule, according to ESPN's Mike Clay. On the other, some of their opponents are tougher than others, creating a series of difficult tests.
Keeping that in mind, here are the three hardest games on the Ravens' schedule in 2022.
Baltimore Ravens Schedule 2022
1. @ Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals were one team that the Ravens couldn't solve last season, going 0-2 against their AFC North rivals. The Bengals put on an offensive display in both of those meetings, scoring exactly 41 points in each contest while Baltimore averaged 19. Joe Burrow and co. now have the added experience of playing in Super Bowl LVI, which should make them an even tougher team to beat in 2022. If the Ravens want to be taken seriously again after last season's collapse, solving the Bengals would be one way of doing so.
2. @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
A lot of the Ravens' offensive damage last season was done on the ground, where they averaged 145.8 yards per game (No. 3). They'll run into a tough matchup when they travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who surrendered only 87.5 rushing yards per game at Raymond James Stadium in 2021 (No. 3). It also doesn't help that Tom Brady has had Baltimore's number throughout his career, going 6-2 against the franchise in eight starts. Baltimore has yet to defeat TB12 on the road and this might be its last chance ever to do so.
3. vs Buffalo Bills
If the Ravens want to be viewed as AFC contenders once again, their matchup against the Buffalo Bills will be a good measuring test. Only the Green Bay Packers (39) and Kansas City Chiefs (38) have more wins than Buffalo since the 2019 campaign. Although the Ravens have tried to improve their secondary this offseason, the fact is that no other team gave up more passing yards per game (278.9) than them in 2021. Considering just how much damage Josh Allen can do through the air on any given night (eight games of 300-plus passing yards in 2021-22, including playoffs), it's easy to see how this will be a difficult matchup for the Ravens.
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