Ravens schedule 2018: Baltimore must take advantage of friendly home slate

The Ravens’ 2018 schedule marks the start of John Harbaugh’s 11th season with Baltimore.

Harbaugh led Baltimore to the playoffs in each of his first five seasons, but the Ravens have failed to make the postseason in four of the last five. That includes a three-year drought. The Ravens will look to end that against a schedule that features the NFC South and AFC West. The home schedule is friendly, but the road map is especially brutal in 2018.

Bottom line: The home schedule is manageable, and Baltimore must take care of business in those games. The Ravens were 5-3 at home last year, and that included one-score losses to Cincinnati and Chicago. Those two games against the Bengals are always big at the end of the year, and the Ravens have finished two games ahead the last two seasons, but that loss to Cincinnati proved costly in 2017. Record prediction: 8-8

“I am grateful that no one was injured in the accident,” Williams said in a statement. “The driver in front of me slammed on his brakes and I turned to the left and hopped the curb to avoid hitting him. I got his insurance information and my neighbor picked me up when my car wouldn’t drive. I live right near where the accident occurred, so my neighbor dropped me off and I called a tow truck and took the scooter from my house to go meet the tow truck driver. The police officer, who I have met in the past in the neighborhood, saw me on the scooter and arrested me without performing any sobriety tests. I have always been an upstanding citizen and handled the situation the best way I know how. I apologize if I should have handled it a little bit differently.”

Williams’ lawyer, Chip Lewis, added this: “We appreciate the professionalism of all law enforcement involved in handling this situation. Contrary to media reports, Terrance did not hit a light pole and there was no light pole even near the vehicle. Secondly, his arrest was wholly unrelated to the traffic accident.”ravens_079

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