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Monday night football games have long been considered the premier event of each NFL weekend.  The Monday night game – before the addition of Thursday night games in recent years – was the one chance a week players and teams knew the rest of the league was watching them play.

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Baltimore Ravens receiver Steve Smith had a slightly more colorful way of describing the allure of Monday night games.

“Family members get to see you play,” Smith said, per Clifton Brown of CSNBaltimore.com. “Ex-girlfriends, they wish they wouldn’t have dumped you.”

The Ravens return from their bye week to face the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.

Smith is on pace for the eighth 1,000-yard season of his career. However, after a torrid start to the year with four 100-yard games in Baltimore’s first six outings, Smith has failed to eclipse the 70-yard mark in his last four games.

Curtis Crabtree for ProFootballTalk