Denver Broncos (10-3) at Baltimore Ravens (9-4)


Denver Broncos (10-3) at Baltimore Ravens (9-4)

Time: 11 a.m. today, KCNC, KREZ, KRSJ 100.5 FM

Opening Line: Denver by 2½

Record vs. Spread: Denver 8-5; Baltimore 5-8

Series Record: Ravens lead 5-3

AP Pro32 Ranking: Broncos No. 2; Ravens No. 8

Last Meeting: Ravens beat Broncos 31-17, Oct. 10, 2010

Last Week: Broncos beat Raiders 26-13; Ravens lost to Redskins 31-28, OT

Broncos Offense: Overall (4), rush (20), pass (6)

Broncos Defense: Overall (4), rush (6), pass (7)

Ravens Offense: Overall (18), rush (17), pass (16)

Ravens Defense: Overall (24), rush (25), pass (23)

Streaks, Statistics & Notes

Broncos already have clinched their second consecutive AFC West title and are riding an eight-game winning streak, the longest current run in the NFL and the fourth-longest in team history.

Denver QB Peyton Manning is 8-2 against the Ravens. He needs 188 yards passing to become the first player in NFL history with a dozen 4,000-yard seasons (including postseason).

Jim Caldwell, who replaced Ravens’ offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Monday, coached Manning in Indianapolis.

It’s a homecoming for Broncos RB Lance Ball, who played at Maryland from 2003 to 2007.

Denver has a plus-71 point scoring differential in the fourth quarter. Baltimore has blown fourth-quarter leads in each of the last two weeks.

Manning has engineered 48 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in his career.

Denver LB Keith Brooking will be playing his 190th consecutive game, the third-longest active streak in the NFL.

Ravens RB Ray Rice had 133 yards rushing and two TDs in his last game against Denver (2010). Rice had a season-high 121 yards on the ground last week in a loss to Washington.

Broncos LB Von Miller has six consecutive games with a sack and is one sack short of the team record (17) set by Elvis Dumervil in 2009.

Ravens can clinch the AFC North title with victory.

Baltimore has lost two in a row, its first losing streak since October 2009.

Ravens LB Paul Kruger has a sack in five consecutive games and has a career-high eight sacks this year.

Ravens are averaging 34 points per game at home this season. They have won 23 of their last 25 at home and are 5-0 against Denver in Baltimore.

Baltimore DE Arthur Jones has 4½ sacks over the last three games.

Ravens are 10-1 against the AFC West (including playoffs) under head coach John Harbaugh.

Associated Press

Denver Broncos (10-3) at Baltimore Ravens (9-4)

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