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Are the Ravens the real test?

Even after 8-win streak, Broncos still feel untested heading toward the playoffs
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Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are on their longest winning streak since their 1998 Super Bowl-winning season, but only one team, Cincinnati at 7-6, from their eight-win stretch has a winning record. Sunday, the Ravens (9-4) finally could be a “good test.”
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Ray Rice and the Baltimore Ravens are “the type of team that we will have to play in the playoffs,” Broncos’ Von Miller said. “This is the type of team that has been very successful in the past. ... And this is the type of team that we have to play to gauge ourselves and see what type of team we are.”
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QB Peyton Manning leads in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl with 823,372 votes, more than 75,000 ahead of Patriots QB Tom Brady. Voting goes through next Monday. ... WR Demaryius Thomas, who missed part of last week’s Raiders game with a shoulder injury, participated fully in practice Wednesday. LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle) was limited. ... Broncos have lost last two games in Baltimore (2009, 2010) by combined score of 61-24. ... Ranked fourth in offense and defense, Broncos are only team in NFL in top five in both categories this week.

Are the Ravens the real test?

Jose Sanchez/Associated Press

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are on their longest winning streak since their 1998 Super Bowl-winning season, but only one team, Cincinnati at 7-6, from their eight-win stretch has a winning record. Sunday, the Ravens (9-4) finally could be a “good test.”
Alex Brandon/Associated Press

Ray Rice and the Baltimore Ravens are “the type of team that we will have to play in the playoffs,” Broncos’ Von Miller said. “This is the type of team that has been very successful in the past. ... And this is the type of team that we have to play to gauge ourselves and see what type of team we are.”
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