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2016 Baltimore Ravens home and away opponents determined

The Baltimore Ravens' 20-17 win placed the Ravens third in the AFC North division and helped finalize their 2016 home and away opponents. The dates of each game will be determined in April when the full regular-season schedule is released.

Home opponents (*playoff team): Buffalo, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington*, Oakland, Cleveland, Cincinnati* and Pittsburgh*

Away opponents: New England*, New York Jets, Dallas, New York Giants, Jacksonville, Cleveland, Cincinnati* and Pittsburgh*

My take: If nothing else, the travel is going to be a lot smoother in 2016. After flying four times out west in the first two months of this season, the Ravens have only one away game outside of their time zone (Dallas) next year. The schedule doesn't look as tough as this year. Right now, Baltimore has only six games against playoff teams. It will be decidedly easier if the NFC East has another down season.