BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Ravens fans are preparing for the big AFC title game against the Patriots on Sunday.
Weijia Jiang was out with the crowd Thursday night as they got a lucky chance to meet some of the Ravens’ biggest stars.
At Jimmy’s Seafood in Dundalk, Ravens fans waited in line for hours for one very good reason.
“We’re going to have our picture taken tonight with the Super Bowl winning quarterback,” said one fan.
Just days away from the AFC championship game, quarterback Joe Flacco and wide receiver Torrey Smith posed for pictures and signed autographs for dozens of people.
“It’s no big deal to take an hour out and say hello to everybody,” Flacco said. “These people are the reason why we’re here today, why we’re playing the way we are, and why we do what we do.”
“Excited about it. It tells you a lot about our fan base,” Smith said.
Flacco even kissed grandmothers and held babies.
One newborn’s name is Raven Madelina.
“Because she’s the No. 1 Ravens fan. She loves Joe Flacco,” mother Tammy Brauckhoff said.
The love is undeniable.
“The excitement in the town is wonderful to be out here to see Joe, see Torrey. Can’t beat it, it’s a great crowd, great atmosphere,” Ravens fan Jeff Nassner said.
And that excitement goes both ways.
“To be here at the end of the year with four teams left and have a chance to go to the Super Bowl and play is a very special thing,” Flacco said.
You can watch the Ravens take on the Patriots Sunday starting 3 p.m. on WJZ.