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Bears hope to fly to Baltimore tonight

The Chicago Bears, whose flight to Baltimore was canceled last night due to the snow, have plans to travel here tonight, a team official told the Chicago Tribune today. The team is scheduled to play the Ravens Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.

The team is expected to leave O'Hare Airport on a United Airlines charter flight around 9 p.m. and arrive in Baltimore some time around 11 p.m.

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"We are monitoring the situation," a league spokesperson told the Tribune.

The team's Web site says the team boarded its charter flight at O'Hare Airport late Friday but sat on the plane for two hours before it was canceled.

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The Ravens moved the originally scheduled 1 p.m. game to 4:15 p.m. Sunday in hopes of having more time to remove snow from the stadium and its parking lots. About 700 workers are staying at the stadium this weekend to remove the snow.

As for the Ravens, the heavy snowfall didn't force the Ravens to change their normal Saturday routine.

Players attended a 7:30 a.m. meeting at team headquarters and conducted a 30-minute walkthrough, Ravens spokesman Kevin Byrne said. Everyone made it to the Owings Mills complex, according to Byrne.

Several players drove to the downtown hotel after the walkthrough. The Ravens always stay at a nearby hotel as a team the night before a home game.

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