The Baltimore Ravens have known their schedule since Jan. 1 2012 when they clinched the AFC North title. However, there really is something special about knowing the specific dates when the games will take place. This is the reason why the NFL can plug a three-hour schedule release extravaganza in mid April and still get die-hard fans to tune in.
So now that the Ravens know all the details of their 2012 schedule, there are some obvious games that have to stand out to them. Obviously every game next year will matter, and there is no possible way of knowing how any team's season will turn out.
But based on what has transpired in 2011, the Ravens and their fans are probably going to be extra hyped for these games. So get out your pens and be sure to mark down these dates on the Ravens schedule. If there's a Super Bowl run happening in Baltimore this season, expect it to be because of victories in these following games.