Preseason MNF for Rex's Jets ... at Ravens
Published: Mon, March 30, 2009 - 12:56pm ET
By Randy Lange
Rex Ryan's Green & White will play in 2009 on Monday Night Football.
Preseason Edition, that is.
The Jets and the NFL have just released the team's upcoming preseason schedule, and the highlight of the summer slate is Monday, Aug. 24: Jets at Baltimore, kickoff at 8 p.m. ET.
Thus ESPN will put the early spin on Ryan, in his second game as an NFL head coach, taking the Jets back to the city where he coached the previous 10 seasons, and the previous four as the Ravens' defensive coordinator.
This is the first nationally televised Monday night preseason game in franchise history. The last times the Jets played a preseason game on Monday night were in 1976 and '78, but neither was a national game. The last time the Jets played in a nationally televised summer game was against Minnesota on Friday, Aug.17, 2007, on Fox. And it will be the Jets' first preseason game against the Ravens since 2002 at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium.