Ravens hope to continue winning home ways

Ravens hope to continue winning home ways
October 13, 2013, 7:00 am
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What are the keys to success for Ravens against Packers?

Game Day Early Bird: Waking up with the Ravens on game day against the Packers.

Two-minute topic: Will the Ravens continue their home dominance against the NFC?

BALTIMORE - John Harbaugh is a perfect 10-0 at home against NFC teams during his tenure as Ravens coach. You figure that streak will end sometime, but that does not mean it will end today.

The Ravens’ consistency at home is a key reason for their sustained success. They have won 26 of their last 29 regular-season home games, and have used that as the foundation for making the playoffs the past five years. M & T Bank Stadium will be rocking this afternoon, and the Ravens are counting on that atmosphere to help them contain Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

“Of all the places I’ve been, there’s never been a crowd like Baltimore’s crowd that gets into the defense and gets going,” said defensive coordinator Dean Pees. “It’s always a big advantage here. They just take a lot of pride in it, and we take a lot of pride in it and love playing at home.”

Winning at home is not a given for the Ravens. But under Harbaugh, it has become a habit, a habit they hope to continue today.

Morning thought: “He’s a champion. He’s definitely one of the best quarterbacks in this league. He’s a Drew Brees-type of quarterback. We definitely have a game on our hands.” Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, talking about Rodgers.