BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The Baltimore Ravens are on their way to the AFC championship. The entire region is glowing with purple pride after their win against the Houston Texans Sunday.

Derek Valcourt has more on the fans who are still celebrating.

This was the outcome that all of Maryland was hoping for. It was just about 4 p.m. Sunday, when every bar in Baltimore erupted in cheers for the Ravens.

Tailgating started right at the crack of dawn.

“We’re going to win the game, baby!” said one fan.

“I was up at 5 o’clock this morning. I was so excited!” said another.

Also excited was actor Josh Charles of the CBS hit series, “The Good Wife.” He came back to his hometown to catch the playoff action in person.

“I’m really happy to be here today because we haven’t experienced this in a while here in Baltimore,” Charles said.

As game time approached, bars around Baltimore filled up with a sea of purple– all those customers good for a bar owners business.

“Little money? Look at these guys, they’re drinking like fish. It’s fantastic!” a bar owner said.

And fantastic is how many fans felt about the game. As the points added up, so did accolades for the players.

“Joe Flacco is fantastic! I’m wacko for Flacco!” said a fan.

“Ed Reed! When in doubt, our defense always got us through it,” said another fan.

And when the final score was tallied, fans immediately set their sights on New England.

“Flacco is going to walk into New England and own that town!” a Ravens fan shouted.

“The Patriots only have a passing game. They don’t have a running game. They don’t have a defense. So Tom Brady, we’re coming for you!” a Ravens fan said.

Not only are the fans excited for the game but a lot of the businesses in town are excited as well. Since the team will be playing away in New England, a lot of business owners know they’re going to be raking in the big bucks next week with everyone filling up the bars to watch the Ravens take on the Patriots.

The winner of next week’s game advances to the Super Bowl. You can watch the game live on WJZ at 3 p.m.

Comments (5)
  1. Raven Fan says:

    New England will eat the Ravens up, if they played the game they played against Houston. Flacco had a very bad day(less than 200 yards and less than 50% in pass completions). Ray Rice was contained. The defensive line did not pressure the QB. They could not stop the running game. All that said we came away with a “W”. I hope the Ravens play for 60 minutes next week and not their usual 20 t0 30 minute game

    1. A thought says:

      I agree with one difference. I was at the game and Joe 85% of the time threw beautifully where as his receivers had butter fingers. Cameron needs to stop relying on the running game (especially when the team has already proven they are ready and able to stop it) and work on the passing game. With more passing game practice, the receivers will be more capable of actually catching the ball. I think the Ravens need to stop going just for the “win” and concentrate on showing the NFL that they can send a message. They get ahead by two touch downs and then throw all of their concentration into defense. That will NOT work against Tom Brady.

  2. No Flacco Fan says:

    Raven fans: please don’t make the mistake the media does with Obama and say everything was good and the team is prospering. They played a lousy game and for over 45 minutes the offence did nothing. Flacco had a terrible game, just calling it the way it was. So never sell the Patroits short they have a much better team than we do, but not if the Ravens play the entire game.

  3. Pam Rossman says:

    The Raven’s, The Texan’s and the Bronco’s all looked like division 3 football teams this past weekend. The Patriots looked every bit of a Super Bowl Champion team. The media gave Tebow all the attention last week and look what Brady & company did. Now do you really the Pats are going to are going to let the Raven’s come back into their house and push them around again?

  4. Card says:

    The Pats have NOT beaten a OVER .500 team all year!!
    Do the research!!!

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