With the wild card round of the NFL playoffs done, we move now to the big boys of the league. For the first time, the top four teams in the league will hit the field and prove that they meet that definition by more than just their record. First up, the Saturday after noon game between the top seeded Denver Broncos and the visiting 4th seed, the Baltimore Ravens.
Baltimore Ravens (4) @ Denver Broncos (1)
With Baltimore fresh off of an emotional win in what is to be the final home appearance for Ray Lewis, the Ravens come to the mile high city as a four point road dog. After a 34-17 curb stomping in front of the home crowd just over three weeks ago, you’d think the spread would be a little more. But the playoffs are a completely different animal; as is the Ravens defense with their team captain back on the field.
Last week the Ravens defense made the big play almost every time they had to. They got off the field on long third down situations and they caused two turnovers. To sneak o...