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Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
The Broncos are the favorites in this one, not only because of their record but also because they have a decided advantage at home. The Broncos are 7-1 at home and the Ravens haven been mediocre on the road as their 4-4 record indicates. What is worse for the Ravens is that Joe Flacco's quarterback rating drops nearly 25 points when he is away from home and only has two more touchdowns than interceptions (7 to 5) on the road. On the flip side, Peyton Manning is every bit as good as you would think Peyton Manning to be at home. Manning completes 68 percent of his passes, has 19 more touchdown passes than interceptions (22 to 3).
Von Miller and Joe Flacco will be key contributors if their teams are to win.
Ray Lewis' last game will most likely be today and with his retirement, the Ravens reputation as a great defensive unit should be retired as well. The Ravens defense is 17th in total yards allowed and tied for 12th in points allowed per game. Those numbers are not exactly what people think of when they think of the Ravens defensively. The key to winning today in Denver will be constant pressure on Manning, while not gambling too much in the secondary. The Ravens need to force turnovers and Manning might not be willing to give them up. The Broncos just need to do what they do so well and that is put pressure on the quarterback. Flacco will see pressure from every angle as the Broncos led the lead with 52 sacks. Broncos 31, Ravens 23
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Ravens defensive lineman Paul Kruger took a shot at Peyton Manning on Twitter after his team beat the Broncos. See what he said.
This is one of the more interesting questions as the NFL kicks off its divisional playoffs later today. Peyton Manning’s record in cold weather games hasn’t been great, and now we hear he’ll be wearing gloves for this playoff game. The Broncos are heavy favorites today as they host the Ravens, and many Ravens fans and those betters taking the points are hoping Peyton will freeze...
Joe Flacco’s agent Joe Linta started the debate over whether or not Joe Flacco is an elite quarterback last February when he publicly stated that Joe was indeed elite. Of course, Flacco was knee deep in contract negotiations at the time, so Linta was just trying to get his client the best deal possible.
The fallout from Linta’s comments started a firestorm where Flacco ended...
The morning after the Baltimore Ravens came from behind to beat the top seeded Broncos at home the discussion isn’t about Joe Flacco’s impressive run of recent playoff success; nor is it about Denver’s interesting clock management decisions that came back to haunt them, it is centered on Peyton Manning’s legacy - but disparaging the quarterback is misguided...
The Ravens shocked football fans on Saturday by taking down the Denver Broncos who came out of the gate strong and from the outset looked to be setting the tone. The Ravens kept their cool and battled back in double overtime to defeat the Broncos 38-35. And while much was made about Peyton Manning’s nine [...]
With less than one minute to play in the AFC Divisonal playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos, it appeared that the one-seeded Broncos were getting ready to host the New England Patriots up by the score of 35-27.
All that soon changed after Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco found Jacoby Jones for a 70-yard touchdown reception that ultimately sent the game...
That was quick.
On their third offensive play of the game, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning threw a pick-six to cornerback Corey Graham.
Graham’s interception gave the Ravens a 14-7 lead with less than 10 minutes left in the first quarter. The interception was set up by a Chykie Brown tipped pass.
Who will you be rooting for on Saturday? Baltimore or Denver?
Raj: I got a lot of criticism for fellow Patriots fans on twitter for my decision to root for the Ravens last Sunday and that isn't changing. One reason is because Ray Rice carried Rutgers to glory and I am a Jersey guy. Pride apart, I also rooted for the Ravens because let's be honest, who is a much tougher...
On a day where Broncos fans are depressed over their teams heartbreaking playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, there is some good news for fans hoping to see Denver host a Super Bowl. On Saturday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was in Denver to personally feel the Rocky Mountain chill, and he actually liked what he felt. "My personal view is, the game of football
The Ravens and Broncos will feature a bit of a chess match between Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis, two of the biggest names in the game. The night game, Green Bay at San Francisco, features quarterbacks with two very different levels of experience.
When you think about it, 31-seconds is not a lot of time. Most commercials run about 30 seconds. “Wait a minute,” is composed of two 30-second halves.
But, as we know, 31-seconds can last an eternity, just ask Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson.
Both teams were 31 seconds from victory and advancing to their conference championship game. But 31-seconds can be an eternity in the...
With Tebow nowhere in sight, it was Ravens defensive captain Ray Lewis this time preaching to viewers that “nothing is impossible with God.”
Joe Flacco stripped the annoying monkey off his back (again) and orchestrated his offense (near-flawlessly) versus a defense that ranked 3rd against the pass (199.6 ypg). Without fear, he catapulted touchdowns, to Jacoby Jones (1) and Torrey...