Ravens finally get a break

Ravens finally get a break
September 28, 2012, 6:51 am
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The Ravens will finally get a break after a tough early-season schedule.
Following Thursdays 23-16 victory over the Browns, a game where the Ravens had to grind out a decision over a stubborn Cleveland team that wouldnt go away, Baltimore now gets a few days off.
And the Ravens are looking forward to that down time.
Im tired, man, Ray Rice said when talking to the media after Thursdays game. I cant wait to have this weekend off. Four games, 17 days, 3-1. I just cant wait to have this weekend off. This win wasnt one of our prettier ones, but its a division win, and were alone in the top of our division. It feels good to come away with the win at home.
The Ravens have played three of their first four games at night, which is a little different from most contests, which teams play in the afternoon. After this, the Ravens will return to the earlier games for most of the rest of the season.
But first, the Ravens get a few days off and will then return next week to the type of weekly schedule they usually deal with.
Well be looking forward to a normal seven-day schedule, and weve got some 1 oclock games coming up, said coach John Harbaugh when talking to media after Thursday's game. So, we are looking forward to that.
The Ravens are fortunateespecially on offense to make it through these first four games without any major injuries. There are some players dealing with some smaller, more nagging injuries and now having 10 days before their next game (in Kansas City) lets them heal up a bit.
The schedule also wound up being tougher because the Ravens didnt play on Sunday afternoon but at night against the Patriots before coming back just four days later for this contest.
I thought we were fortunate to get both of the games home, so we didnt have to travel and something like that, said quarterback Joe Flacco. Its tough, its physically tough. Its good that we came out with a win and now we can get a couple of extra days to heal up and get ready to play Kansas City.