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What They're Saying: Baltimore Ravens

Find out what the Baltimore Ravens coaches and players are saying about their upcoming game against the New England Patriots on Monday night football.

On the Patriots - Ravens rivalry...
"We do appreciate it. I talked to the guys a little bit about that today, just briefly, because it's really just about the game we're going to play. We're glad to be in this game. We're glad we've earned the right to play a meaningful game in December, most especially against the team we're about to play, because they're always in that position. We're glad to be in this position. We're excited about Monday night. We're excited to go play the game."
- Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh

On playing the Patriots at Gillette Stadium...
"We play a lot of tough games every year and we've had to go up there a good amount late in the season, in the playoffs. I think that gives you a sense of confidence to go up there and get the job done. When you haven't experienced it much, I think they're a team that can intimidate some people. I don't think that's us"
- Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco

"There is some kind of feeling that is in the building when we go up and play [at New England]. I think the bigger thing is just the excitement that is naturally here because of the position that we are in. A lot of the players in there have grown up, and they have had no choice but to watch the New England Patriots play football late in the year, so they kind of know what it means. I am sure they will be extra excited to go up there and do that – play against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. It is an exciting thing."
- Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco

On the game...
"It's a big game this week. We're playing a good team. It's going to be fun."
- Ravens Linebacker Terrell Suggs

On Tom Brady...
"He's pretty good. Like I said, wins are wins and numbers are numbers. Numbers don't lie. He's pretty good."
- Ravens Linebacker Terrell Suggs

On Bill Belichick...
"I feel like we have a good relationship. Like you said, we're probably not socializing that much, but I don't know how many coaches really do. We're all so busy. I'll see him or any coach at the Combine or at the owner's meetings, and we have a chance to talk. It's always good. I have a ton of respect for him. I really like him as a person. I think he's a great coach – greatest coach of this generation. He's earned that title. And I study him. I've always studied him. I've always studied coach Belichick from when I first met him when I was an assistant at the University of Cincinnati, and he came in and just was great to be around.  [We have a] similar background with the special teams and that sort of thing. All of that kind of goes out the window when you compete against one another. It's like anything else, you want to win. I'm sure he feels the same way."
- Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh

On the Patriots success...
"How many Super Bowls do they have? They have like four or five and they've played in like six or seven games. You can't do anything but respect that. Wins are wins and championships are championships."
- Ravens Linebacker Terrell Suggs

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