Ravens release 2016 preseason schedule


With the regular-season schedule set to be announced later this month, the Ravens unveiled their 2016 preseason schedule, which begins at home against the reigning NFC champion Carolina Panthers on Aug. 11.
Baltimore will also host the Detroit Lions and take preseason road trips to Indianapolis and New Orleans. This will mark the first preseason meeting between the Ravens and the Colts.
As expected, the Ravens’ typical preseason meetings with Philadelphia and Washington will not take place since Baltimore will play the NFC East in the 2016 regular season.
Season-ticket holders frustrated over preseason prices can again take some satisfaction in knowing that the Ravens’ final preseason game — which rarely includes any starters — will be played on the road for the eighth straight year when the Ravens travel to New Orleans on Sept. 1. The Saints came to Baltimore for the preseason opener last year.
The Ravens are 47-32 all time in preseason play and are 20-12 in the John Harbaugh era.
Final dates and times will be announced at a later time.
Week 1: Thursday, Aug. 11 vs. Carolina Panthers
Week 2: TBA at Indianapolis Colts
Week 3: Saturday, Aug. 27 (tentative) vs. Detroit Lions
Week 4: Thursday, Sept. 1 at New Orleans Saints