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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As the Ravens get ready to face the Colts in the playoffs, businesses are prepping for the crowds.

Monique Griego has more on the fans coming in to see the game.

Walk inside the Giant on York Road and it’s clear Ravens pride is taking over.

“Purple…so we can root our team on, you know!” said one fan.

Employees didn’t only prepare decorations but also all the football fan goodies. From cupcakes to cakes, purple was the prime color.

“It riles them up. We love the Ravens,” said Tamera Boykin, a Giant employee. “This is our team; we’re very proud of them.”

Whether they’re watching the Ravens take on the Colts from a couch or tailgating outside M&T Bank Stadium, fans are gearing up for a good game.

“We’re going to go all out. It’s a huge game tomorrow. With Ray’s last game, people are going to be very, very excited,” said Ravens fan Mark Maloney.

Over at Bill Bateman’s Bistro, they’re getting their wings ready. The location in Towson off York Road is expecting to sell more than a thousand pounds of wings Sunday.

“Which equates to nine or 10,000 wings,” said general manager David Roe.

But if you want to taste them, you better arrive early to grab a seat.

“We expect the entire restaurant and bar to be full,” Roe said.

A packed house will be ready to watch what could be a historic game for Baltimore’s beloved team.

“The way everyone is excited, rallying around Ray. He cannot lose on his last game at M&T…there’s no possible way,” Maloney said.

Restaurants are expecting seats to fill up fast so they’re advising people to arrive at least an hour before the game starts.

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