Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker
Mingo played football at Louisiana State University, where, on a weekly basis, the Tigers played in front of crowds nearing the 100,000 mark, both at home, where Tiger Stadium has a seating capacity of 92,542, and on the road in the Southeastern Conference.
“It’s going to be fun,” Mingo said. “You like to play in those kinds of games. You like to play when the crowd’s rolling, at least from a defensive standpoint. I like it. They’re welcoming back the Super Bowl champs. They’re going to have a little extra emotion for that game. The fans are going to be extra rowdy.”
Overall, the Ravens have won 94 games and lost just 41 at home since entering the league in 1996.
“It’ll be electric,” said Browns kicker
“We have to prepare for their best shot because they’re going to be playing at home. From my time in Baltimore, and last year, the team is no different. They play really well at home, so we’re going to get a really big challenge out of them.”
Now in his seventh season with the Browns, six-time Pro Bowl left tackle
“It’s one of the toughest places to play because their defense has been so good historically,” Thomas said. “They do so many different things on defense, and when it’s loud, it’s hard to communicate. It’s hard to get off on the snap count, and they use all those things to their advantage. Now that their offense is really clicking, they’re rolling. It really is a tough double-whammy.”