Any dogs in the house?
The Ravens might break out that old chant Sunday with a special guest at M&T Bank Stadium for the matchup with the San Diego Chargers.
Ray Lewis will be in attendance as the "Legend of the Game." The Ravens are honoring the best players in franchise history at every home game during the 2015 season as part of the 20th season celebration, and Sunday is Lewis' trip back to town. The legendary linebacker also graces the ticket for this week's game.
Lewis expects a strong home crowd even though the start of the season hasn't gone the way the Ravens hoped.
"Baltimore fans, we're loyal," Lewis said during a recent interview on 98 Rock. "The things that the team is going through right now, of course it's frustrating for anybody. But stick with them, and I think they're going to be fine."
Lewis will be honored with a video tribute during the first quarter.
While Lewis isn't going to strap on the shoulder pads and grab a helmet, just having him in the building can ignite a crowd. Most of the current Ravens roster never took the field with Lewis, but the players expect him to bring some energy to M&T Bank Stadium.
"It's Ray Lewis, and I'm pretty sure that his presence at the game is going to have a lot of people hyped – not only the players and coaches, but the fans in the stands – to see one of the great ones," outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw said. "But with us being 1-6, it's not like Ray Lewis being there is the only thing that's going to have us hyped. We're going to be ready to go regardless."