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Ravens' Harbaugh believes fans will defend home turf from Terrible Towels

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh greets fans after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore. The Ravens won 26-6. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh greets fans after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore. The Ravens won 26-6. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is showing extreme confidence in his team's fanbase despite a down season.

Harbaugh believes the fans will show up in full force this Sunday against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers to prevent an invasion of Terrible Towels. Tickets for the intense divisional rivalry are usually hard to come by for visiting fans, but with the Ravens (4-10) so far out of contention, ticket holders may be tempted to put their seats on the market for some extra holiday cash.

Here is what Harbaugh had to say about the possibility of Steelers fans taking over M&T Bank Stadium via CSN Mid-Atlantic.

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"It's the Pittsburgh Steelers. We understand they're coming in here with a lot at stake, and I'm sure a lot of their fans are going to be trying to get in the stadium as well. But I'm sure our fans will be up to the challenge as well.

"It's our home game, so I expect most of our fans to be there. I think they'll be fired up.

"One thing I've learned through all this is (that) I don't believe we have fair-weather fans. That's, to me, very evident, and I've been grateful for the response that our team has gotten from the fans."

The Ravens are already playing for next year, but it would be a shame if Jimmy Clausen or whoever is playing quarterback has to go to a silent count because of boisterous Steelers fans as Philip Rivers had to do in San Diego earlier this season.