The Denver Broncos look to continue their winning streak and advance to the AFC Championship, but to do so they'll have to get past a Baltimore Ravens team that regained some of their swagger with a playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts last week. Denver has won 11-straight games and Peyton Manning has beaten the Ravens nine-straight times, but the Ravens won't go down without a fight in what could be the final game in the career of Ray Lewis.
Denver finished the season 13-3 and earned the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Broncos started the season 2-3, but then caught fire and have not lost since Oct. 7. Peyton Manning turned in an MVP-caliber season in his first year with the Broncos, throwing for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns. Manning led Denver to the second-highest scoring offense in the league, with 30.1 points per game, but the Broncos are by no means just an offensive team. Their defense ranked fourth in the league, allowing 18.1 points per game.
Baltimore struggled down the stretch, finishing with a 10-6 mark after a 9-2 start. One late-season loss came against the Broncos as Denver beat the Ravens 34-17 in Baltimore on Dec. 16. Late-season disappointments aside, Baltimore looked a bit like the early season Ravens with a 24-9 win over the Colts last week. Their defense was motivated after Ray Lewis announced that this would be his final season and returned to the lineup.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 4:30 p.m. ET
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.
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