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Friday, April 19, 2013
Video: Fair for Ravens to open on road?

By Jamison Hensley


Everyone knows where Rex Ryan stands on the issue of the Baltimore Ravens being forced to start the season on the road.

Click on the video to see what Skip Bayless and Jemele Hill of "First Take" think about the Ravens having to play their season opener at Denver because of a scheduling conflict with the Orioles. The Ravens become the first defending Super Bowl champion to open on the road since 2003, when Tampa Bay started the season at Philadelphia on "Monday Night Football."

The good news for the Ravens is they get their longest road trip of the season out of the way in Week 1 and have 10 days before opening at home against Cleveland. The bad news is the temperature in Denver won't be freezing in early September. Peyton Manning has a history of struggling when the temperature at kickoff is below 40 degrees, which was the case in last season's AFC divisional playoff game won by Baltimore.