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Ravens fans paint the town in purple and black. Learn some fun trivia about the team and find the best seats in town—outside of M&T Bank Stadium, that is.

Super Bowl or Bust
A decade after the team’s only Super Bowl victory, the Baltimore Ravens (and their fans) itch for another championship. Linebacker Ray Lewis marks his 16th season with the team, and quarterback Joe Flacco has led Baltimore to the playoffs for three consecutive years. Despite drastic off-season reorganization (like firing quarterback coach Jim Zorn and cutting wide receiver Derrick Mason), a slew of injuries and an uncharacteristic loss to the Tennessee Titans early in the season, fans relish September’s 35-7 triumph over archenemies the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sports writers and commentators speculate that, with the team’s new roster and explosive debut of rookie Torrey Smith, the Flacco-led team just may be headed back to the Bowl.

Face Off
Baltimore’s early win at home over Pittsburgh represents its first in seven meet-ups. Last season’s loss cost the Ravens the AFC championship game. The rivals match up again November 6 at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field.

Sibling Rivalry On November 24 football fanatics across the country prepare for a bi-coastal battle. And this time, it’s personal. Thanksgiving Day’s “Harbaugh Bowl” pits Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh against his brother, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers Jim. The game is the Ohio-born siblings’ first meeting as NFL head coaches.

Where to Watch the Ravens games

Can’t score the coveted seats at M&T Bank Stadium? Fans “swoop in” at these local sports bars.

Max’s Taphouse, Fells Point Max’s rotates a selection of 140 drafts, stocks nearly 120 bottled beers and pumps five cask ales daily. More than 18 TVs air games for thirsty crowds.

Pickles Pub, Downtown Famed for its fried pickles, the pub is a regular stop for Ravens and O’s fans before and after hitting the nearby stadiums. Tailgate packages offer staples like Nathan’s hot dogs, nachos and wings.

Mother’s Federal Hill Grille, Federal Hill Hungry fans revel on the rowdy “purple patio” (think draft pitchers and wing specials) and in an intimate restaurant with entrees like steak, ribs and Jerry Garcia’s Veggie Burger.

Luckie’s Tavern, Power Plant Live! Who needs a Jumbotron? Eight 50-inch plasma TVs, a 13-foot HD projection screen and surround sound transform the Rat Pack-themed bar into a sports haven on game days.

Padonia Station, Timonium Baltimoreans agree that specials like $2.50 pints of Natty Boh, half-priced burgers after 7 p.m. and visits from Ravens cheerleaders are well worth the trip to the suburbs.

M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., 410.261.7283, www.baltimoreravens.com