This Sunday (Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.) when the Baltimore Ravens battle the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium, fans in attendance will experience the following pre-game festivities/acknowledgements:
An 18”x24” Ravens flag will be distributed to all fans upon entry into the stadium.
Player introductions will feature the Ravens’ defense.
The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band Vocal Trio will sing the national anthem.
During the national anthem, 75 soldiers and airmen of the Maryland National Guard will hold a 40-yard American flag that spans much of the playing field.
A fan favorite, the American Bald Eagle “Challenger” will fly around the stadium’s seating bowl and land on the field during the national anthem.
There will be an A-10 Warthogs flyover by the Maryland Air National Guard at the conclusion of the national anthem.
The Ravens Legend of the Game is WR Anquan Boldin. In three seasons with Baltimore, Boldin racked up 186 catches for 2,645 yards and 14 touchdowns. One of the NFL’s most reliable and toughest wideouts, he posted 22 receptions for 380 yards and four touchdowns during the Ravens’ 2012 Super Bowl-winning playoff run.