As usual, after their Sunday games, the Baltimore Ravens put head coach John Harbaugh at the podium to take and answer questions from the media, which includes Baltimore Beatdown in attendance. I always try to get a question into coach Harbaugh and was able to ask him about his and the team's knowledge and appreciation of what a great win like this means to the fans.
In your post-game conference, you mentioned the fans jumping off their sofas excited. Are you and, more importantly, your players aware of how important a game like this is for the fans? (Bruce Raffel) "I don't know. I think we are. I think we know it's very important and really meaningful to the city and to the people. I've heard… Some of our wives have called in and said, 'It's going crazy out there. Everyone is going crazy out there in town.' We're kind of isolated and insulated in here. We're already working on Seattle, so we don't get maybe to enjoy that as much. But our families tell us. I know it's a much better day for our kids in school today, I guarantee that. They're not fighting as much today as maybe they are some other games, but that's the life of the business. I'm really happy for the fans of Baltimore, because I think they deserve it. They're the best fans in the world; they are the best. For them to be able to be a part of this it's really… It's a big deal."