BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Hours before the Ravens and Green Bay Packers kicked off week two of the NFL preseason at M&T Bank Stadium, fans flocked to downtown to celebrate.

The grills were fired up, the cornhole boards were down and excitement was in the air at a tailgate WJZ visited ahead of the game.

“Football’s here and for the next … until January we get to watch football,” one excited fan said.

Thursday’s match-up is a chance to see how the Ravens will fare against a talented team like the Packers.

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“If we can throw good against them then we should be good,” another Ravens fan said.

Fans are also excited to see more of quarterback Lamar Jackson.

“We loved him at Louisville,” a third fan said. “Hopefully the off-season’s improved his accuracy a little bit, can’t wait to watch. That dude is nothing but exciting.”

The game marks the Ravens’ last time playing at home for the preseason; they return to M&T Bank Stadium September 15 to take on the Arizona Cardinals.

“I’m just happy it’s back. It’s been a long season, a long off-season from that playoff loss and we’re looking good so far and we’re on the up,” another fan said.

Sean Streicher

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