The Baltimore Ravens finished their first unbeaten season at home this past Saturday with a 20-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Because of how dominant the Ravens have been at M&T Bank Stadium in 2011, it makes hosting playoff games vital to get where this team wants to go, Super Bowl 46 in Indianapolis.
In fact, head coach John Harbaugh gave Saturday’s game ball to the fans for making M&T Bank Stadium one of the toughest venues to play at in the NFL.
Now it’s time to return the favor.
Last week, with a chance to finish at or above .500 for just the seventh time in 21 seasons, the Bengals put just over 41,000 in the stands at Paul Brown Stadium.
This week, Cincinnati has a chance to clinch the AFC’s final wildcard spot and play in a postseason game for the first time since 2009.
However, the city of Cincinnati could seem to care less.
The Bengals are offering a Buy-one-Get-One-Free for Sunday’s game. Unthinkable here in Baltimore, right? Ravens tickets are virtually impossible to get without knowing someone who knows someone.
It would be nice for the Ravens to get somewhat of a home field advantage in hostile territory on the road, so they can get a first-round bye and home field advantage in the postseason.