NFL teams all month have been playing “salute to service” games in conjunction with Veterans Day. Today, it’s Baltimore’s turn. And the Ravens kicked it off with a cool clip on Twitter.
Baltimore’s official Twitter account posted: “As we get ready for today’s Salute to Service game, we appreciate the support from our military members all over the world. Thank YOU for what you do to protect us. #SaluteToService“
The video featured four soldiers. Two were from Bagram, Afghanistan. One is cheering for Baltimore from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. And the fourth is stationed at a combat hospital with Joint Task Force Bravo in Honduras.
Baltimore posted the same video on Facebook.
Fans were appreciative.
Here’s a sampling of comments from Facebook:
“THANK you veterans for your service. You are loved and deeply missed. MAY GOD BLESS all of you and keep you in his care. Sending my love to all of you.”
“Freedom is not free. God bless those who understand the cost and stand tall to serve. Always vigilant, always r4eady.”
“That’s awesome. My favorite football team and my favorite Taskforce. Stay safe over there, guys.”
Salute to Service Game Features Two 6-3 Teams and NFL Offensive Stars
Baltimore hosts the Tennessee Titans today. Each team is 6-3. It should be a fun game, featuring two of the NFL’s most dynamic players.
Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson, last year’s NFL MVP, leads the Ravens.
Meanwhile Tennessee’s ground-and-pound offense is led by running back Derrick Henry.
Stopping Henry will be a tall task for the Ravens defense. They stumbled badly in the most important game last season. Henry rushed for 200 yards against Baltimore’s playoff game against Tennessee. It’s why the Titans pulled off the upset and moved to the AFC championship game.
Coming into Sunday, Henry is second to Minnesota’s Dalvin Cook in league rushing with 946 yards. He should easily top 1,000 against the Ravens.