John Harbaugh praises Ravens fans for presence in Jacksonville
— After opening the season with a win at home, the Baltimore Ravens won back-to-back games on the road.
But Sunday’s 19-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars hardly felt like a road game for head coach John Harbaugh.
“Our fans were great in Jack-
sonville yesterday. Our fans were amazing,” he said. “We came to the tunnel and they were all over the tunnel cheering and going crazy.”
Kicker Justin Tucker made his fourth field goal of the game from 54 yards away with 1:02 remaining to make the trip worthwhile for Ravens fans that traveled south.
“I have a couple buddies that drove down in an RV to Georgia, then they turned the RV over to their wives and they got on jet skis and rode jet skis 150-200 miles, something like that, to Jacksonville,” Harbaugh said. “That’s how crazy our fans are. They’re great. They were also the last RV to leave the parking lot last night, they said.
“We had tons of fans there, I don’t know what the numbers were,” Harbaugh continued. “When you came out, our whole side was pretty much Ravens fans. It was incredible to see.”
Harbaugh said he met with fans while the team waited for him to board the bus to the airport.
Baltimore made trips to Cleveland and Jacksonville the past two weekends, but will now have two straight games at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens host the Oakland Raiders Sunday before Washington visits the following week for the Battle of the Beltway.
Baltimore has sold out 166 straight home games – every one in franchise history. The next two should be no different as the Ravens look to begin the season 4-0 for just the second time in franchise history.
“We’re excited to be back home,” Harbaugh said.
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