Reporting Jessica Kartalija
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore is flying high after the Ravens defeated the Patriots. It’s a win for the record books and it all came down to the final minutes.
Jessica Kartalija has more on what fans are talking about.
At Koopers North in Mays Chapel, the talk at the table is all about football. Fans are still fired up about Sunday night’s win over the Patriots.
“The crowd was all into it and the fact that it came down to that last kick. Wow, that was really nerve-wracking,” said a fan.
Koopers North has been open less than a month and football fans are helping owner Miles Perman get business booming.
“To sit here and watch sports with real sports fans, it makes a Monday night or a Sunday night…it makes it all worthwhile. Thursday night football now, it’s very exciting,” Perman said.
Sunday night’s win had added meaning for wide receiver Torrey Smith, who lost his brother in a motorcycle accident hours before.
“Really, Smith, with his brother and everything, he was the most impressive. I think everyone feels the same way about Torrey Smith. Awesome game, awesome person. To come out and play like that, there are no words,” said a fan.
The other hot topic is kicker Justin Tucker.
“I was on the edge of my seat and I thought I had hair for a couple seconds. I knew it was going to be good but at the last minute, I was worried the way it just projected. That is great,” a fan said.
“To be in his first year and all the pressure he had to make that kick and it made the whole night like a storybook. The whole event was just wonderful,” said a fan.
There isn’t a lot of time to recover. The Ravens play Thursday night against the Browns.