RAVENS PASSING GAME: It will be interesting to see new offensive coordinator
BRONCOS PASSING GAME:
RAVENS RUNNING GAME: This group is coming off its most productive game of the season, as the Ravens gouged the Redskins for 186 rushing yards.
BRONCOS RUNNING GAME: The
RAVENS RUSH DEFENSE: Another week, another 100-yard rusher against the Ravens, as Washington rookie
BRONCOS RUSH DEFENSE: Defensive coordinator
RAVENS PASS DEFENSE: This is also a patchwork group, but the potential return of second-year cornerback
BRONCOS PASS DEFENSE: This unit is loaded with star power, led by veteran
RAVENS SPECIAL TEAMS:
BRONCOS SPECIAL TEAMS: Ravens return specialist Jacoby Jones could be rendered a non-factor by the Broncos' kicking tandem. Kicker
RAVENS INTANGIBLES: Ravens coach
BRONCOS INTANGIBLES: Ranked in the top five in both offense and defense, the Broncos are the hottest team in the NFL. They have eight straight wins and have outscored the opposition by more than 12 points on average during that streak. Their only three losses are to the
PREDICTION: As hard as it is to fathom that the once 9-2 Ravens could lose three straight games and drop two in a row at home after not losing at M&T Bank Stadium for nearly two years, it's even harder to imagine how a depleted defense is going to be able to contain Manning and the surging Broncos. To win, the Ravens will need to play a near flawless game offensively, and they haven't done that in some time. I expect a motivated Ravens team and a sharper Flacco, but I don't think that will be enough.