2022 NFL Schedule Released: Baltimore Ravens’ Must-See Games

The Baltimore Ravens are looking to bounce back this year after missing the playoffs (8-9) for the first time in the Lamar Jackson era.

With the Ravens’ injury-plagued season now in the rear-view mirror, sports bettors in Maryland can set their sights on a fresh slate of games, as the 2022 NFL schedule was released on May 12.

Retail sports betting is available at five Maryland casinos while the state continues to wait for mobile betting apps.

The Ravens have the 10th easiest schedule based on opponents’ win percentage from last year, but have plenty of challenges, especially early in the season. Let’s take a look at the Ravens’ futures odds and five of the most intriguing matchups this year.

Baltimore Ravens Futures Odds

SportsbooksAFC North WinnerAFC WinnerSuper Bowl WinnerRegular Season Win Total
DraftKings+190+1100+2200Over 9.5 (-150)
Under 9.5 (+125)
FanDuel+160+1200+2000Over 9.5 (-130)
Under 9.5 (+110)
BetMGM+200+1100+2000Over 9.5 (-135)
Under 9.5 (+110)
Caesars+190+1200+2200Over 9.5 (-130)
Under 9.5 (+110)

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Baltimore Ravens Must-See Games

Week 2: 9/18 Dolphins At Ravens, 1 p.m. ET

A team’s first home game is always worthy of excitement, but a few intriguing storylines make this year’s home opener extra special. The Ravens will host the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 and will likely have revenge on their minds.

Last season, Baltimore appeared to be cruising to another playoff run when it ran into the Dolphins in Week 10. Miami put on a pass-rushing clinic in that game and had Lamar Jackson running for his life for most of the contest. The Ravens ended up losing that game, and one could argue that that was the beginning of the end for them.

To add to the excitement, Miami has added one of the most electric pass-catchers in the NFL with Tyreek Hill. While it’s only Week 2, this game will tell us a lot about both teams.

Week 4: 10/2 Bills At Ravens, 1 p.m. ET

The Buffalo Bills have been must-see TV in recent years thanks to the progression of superstar quarterback Josh Allen. Who could forget the thrilling AFC Divisional playoff game between the Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs last year?

Unlike last year, if the Ravens can avoid early-season injuries, this matchup has all the makings of a classic and possible AFC Championship preview.

Week 5: 10/9 Bengals At Ravens, 8:20 p.m. ET

Joe Burrow had his coming-out party last season as he took the Cincinnati Bengals all the way to the Super Bowl. This will be the first of two games for the Ravens against their divisional foe and will set the tone for the rest of the season.

It’s a primetime affair, so you know both squads will be juiced up for the early-season heavyweight tilt. It’s hard to believe that Jackson is younger than Joe Burrow, even though he has two more NFL seasons under his belt.

Jackson owns a shimmering career 37-12 record as a starter, while Burrow will look to build on his 12-13-1 stat line.

Week 7: 10/23 Browns At Ravens, 1 p.m. ET

While the Ravens might have finally gotten rid of divisional nemesis Ben Roethlisberger, it looks like they could potentially have a new thorn in their side as Deshaun Watson has entered the fray in the AFC North.

The Cleveland Browns have found their missing piece and have instantly shot up charts as far as a Super Bowl contender.

Watson led the league in passing in the last season he played (4,823 yards) but having missed all of the 2021 season, it’s a safe bet that he’ll have plenty to prove with his new team.

This will be the first of many divisional clashes between these two and should provide a great quarterback rivalry for years to come.

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Week 8: 10/27 Ravens At Bucs, 8:15 p.m. ET

The greatest quarterback of all time has decided to return for another season (was there ever any doubt?), and the Ravens will get a shot at Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in primetime during Week 8.

Any game featuring Brady counts as a big game, but this could potentially be the last time Jackson and the Ravens have a shot at him. Even at 44 years old, Brady had an MVP-caliber season in 2021, throwing for 5,316 yards and 43 touchdowns.

The Bucs have had all off-season to think about their playoff exit against the Los Angeles Rams, and you can rest assured that Brady will have his troops ready to go this year.

Where To Bet On The NFL In Maryland

For now, Maryland sports fans can only place bets in person. Head to one of five land-based casinos to throw down on all of this season’s NFL action.

  • Horseshoe Casino Baltimore – 1525 Russell St, Baltimore, MD 21230
  • MGM National Harbor – 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
  • Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel – 7002 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076
  • Hollywood Casino Perryville – 1201 Chesapeake Overlook Pkwy, Perryville, MD 21903
  • Ocean Downs Casino – 10218 Racetrack Rd, Berlin, MD 21811

Bingo World in Baltimore could be the next retail casino for Marylanders to place sports bets. In February, BetRivers Sportsbook became the latest sports betting platform to qualify for a potential operator license in Maryland. If approved, BetRivers would be the official sports betting operator at Bingo World.

AP Photo/Nick Wass

About the Author

Ryan Hagen

Ryan Hagen is a freelance writer for Maryland Sharp. He’s spent most of his career writing in roles that have ranged from copywriter at a boutique ad agency to corporate communications at a large oil firm. His true passion is sports, and he’s now been writing in the sports gaming industry for the last couple of years. He enjoys sports betting and usually bets a little too much when he loses and not quite enough when he wins.