The countdown to the release of the 2018 regular-season schedule continues, but the Ravens have unveiled their preseason slate that begins with their first ever appearance in the Hall of Fame Game and includes another nationally-televised road game.
The Ravens learned in February that they would play Chicago in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 2 — a game televised on NBC — but they will also travel to Indianapolis for ESPN’s Monday Night Football on Aug. 20, leaving John Harbaugh’s team with two nationally-televised preseason contests.
Baltimore’s first home preseason game comes on Aug. 9 with the Los Angeles Rams visiting M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens will play the all-important third preseason game at Miami on a date to be determined, marking the second straight year they’ll play the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.
For the first time since 2008, Ravens season-ticket holders already miffed about the cost and overall quality of exhibition games will be subjected to the preseason finale at M&T Bank Stadium on Aug. 30. Baltimore will host Washington in a game likely to feature very few starters. This marks the second straight year that the Ravens will play a home preseason game against the Redskins.
The Ravens are 55-32 in their preseason history — including an 8-0 record over the last two summers — and own a 28-12 preseason mark under Harbaugh.
Final dates and times will be announced at a later time.
2018 Ravens preseason schedule
Hall of Fame Game: Thursday, Aug. 2 – vs. Chicago (Canton, Ohio)
Week 1: Thursday, Aug. 9 – vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 2: Monday, Aug. 20 – at Indianapolis
Week 3: Date to be determined – at Miami
Week 4: Thursday, Aug. 30 – vs. Washington