Baltimore Ravens 2022 Schedule: Dates, Times, & Analysis

Among the NFL teams that would describe the 2021 season as “frustrating,” the Baltimore Ravens would undoubtedly stand at the head of that class. Beset by injuries and riddled by painfully narrow defeats, the Ravens lost their last six games (five by a field goal or less) to finish 8-9, missing the postseason and suffering just their second losing season under head coach John Harbaugh.

Now largely healthy, the Ravens look to bounce back and return to the postseason again, emerging from the AFC North Division battlefield.

This year’s schedule, ranked 23rd most difficult, has the Ravens facing the AFC East and NFC South, along with favorable matchups against the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants. The home and home games within the AFC North feature some of the NFL’s most heated rivalries.

Looking to put 2021 firmly in the rear-view mirror, here is a closer look at the road ahead for the Ravens.

Week 1 @ New York Jets

Date: Sunday, September 11
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

The first of four consecutive weeks against the AFC East, beginning with this matchup versus the Jets. Though expected to show improvement this season, New York still has much to prove under second-year quarterback Zach Wilson. The latter may miss this contest after suffering a torn meniscus in the Jets’ preseason opener. 

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins

Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

The Dolphins are expected to be in the playoff mix, buoyed by the offseason acquisition of game-breaking wideout Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs. The Ravens’ secondary, depleted by injuries last season, gave up 278.9 passing yards per game, the worst in the NFL. Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will no doubt test the revamped Baltimore aerial defense early and often.

Week 3 @ New England Patriots

Date: Sunday, September 25
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

An intriguing matchup featuring the Patriots’ rushing game, ranked eighth in 2021, versus the Ravens’ second-ranked run defense. New England surprised many under rookie quarterback Mac Jones last season, and though expectations for the Pats appear tempered in 2022, underestimating a Bill Belichick team is never advisable.

Week 4 vs. Buffalo Bills

Date: Sunday, October 2
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Another challenging home game for the Ravens to start the season, with the Bills favored by many to win this year’s Super Bowl.

These teams last squared off in the 2020 Divisional round, Buffalo earning a 17-3 victory at Orchard Park.

Week 5 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Date: Sunday, October 9
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

The Bengals manhandled the Ravens last season, winning both games while outscoring John Harbaugh’s club 82-38. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow torched the Ravens for 941 yards and seven touchdowns in the two lopsided encounters. The Ravens will undoubtedly want to erase all memory of those embarrassing defeats with an outstanding effort.

Week 6 @ New York Giants

Date: Sunday, October 16
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

With the dawn of a new era under new head coach Brian Daboll and backed by a strong draft, Big Blue will be a tougher out in 2022. With a relatively demanding schedule to start the season, this game shapes up to be an early must-have for Baltimore.

Week 7 vs. Cleveland Browns

Date: Sunday, October 23
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

The possibility of this game marking the debut of Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson adds even more fuel to this already heated divisional rivalry. The teams split their home-and-home series last season.

Week 8 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET

A short week for the Ravens as they tackle the Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football. Baltimore will look to bring the heat down on Bucs quarterback Tom Brady and thwart Tampa’s offense, ranked third in total yards per game in 2021.

Week 9 @ New Orleans Saints

Date: Monday, November 7
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET

A Monday Night Football skirmish with former New Orleans defensive coordinator Dennis Allen taking over the head coaching reins from sideline legend Sean Payton. The Saints D, ranked sixth in total defense last season, promises to give Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson all he can handle in what could be a low-scoring affair.

Week 10 BYE

Week 11 vs. Carolina Panthers

Date: Sunday, November 20
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

With off-season acquisition Baker Mayfield bringing some depth and leadership at quarterback and assuming Christian McCaffrey can remain healthy, the Panthers hope to bounce back in 2022. This game lands in the must-win column for those who see the Ravens returning to the postseason.

Week 12 @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Date: Sunday, November 27
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

After last season’s debacle under departed head coach Urban Meyer, there is only one way to go for the Jaguars. While former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is expected to lead an improved situation in Jacksonville, the Ravens are a solid choice here.

Week 13 vs. Denver Broncos

Date: Sunday, December 4
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

An excellent quarterback matchup as Russell Wilson comes to town for a game that looms large for the playoff aspirations of each team entering the home stretch.

Week 14 @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Date: Sunday, December 11
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Surprisingly late in the season, the first of two meetings in four weeks between these North Division rivals. The Steelers swept the home-and-home last season, both games defensive struggles, with Pittsburgh winning by a point in Week 13 and by a field goal in overtime in Week 18. Expect another hard-fought battle in this one.

Week 15 @ Cleveland Browns

Date: Sunday, December 18
Time: TBD

Round two with the Browns, who could likely still be in the playoff mix at this stage, particularly if Deshaun Watson’s suspension remains at six games.

Week 16 vs. Atlanta Falcons

Date: Saturday, December 24
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

A must-have for the Ravens, facing a Falcons squad clearly in rebuild mode.

Week 17 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Date: Sunday, January 1
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

The return engagement at M&T Bank Stadium between these two familiar foes. Should the Ravens be in the postseason hunt at this late stage, this game is a must, given the challenging matchup in Cincinnati the following week.

Week 18 @ Cincinnati Bengals

Date: Sunday, January 8
Time: TBD

A formidable foray to end the season, particularly if the Ravens need this one to nail down a playoff spot.