|NFL Capsule: Broncos at Ravens|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 13 December 2012 08:41|
DENVER (10-3) At BALTIMORE (9-4)|
Sunday, 1 p.m. CBS
OPENING LINE - Denver by 2 1/2
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, STATS AND NOTES - Broncos have already clinched second straight AFC West title and riding eight-game winning streak, longest current run in NFL and fourth-longest in team history. ... Denver QB Peyton Manning 8-2 against Ravens. He needs 188 yards passing to become first player in NFL with 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 2003-07. ... Denver has plus-71 point scoring differential in fourth quarter. Baltimore has blown fourth-quarter leads in each of last two weeks. ... Manning has engineered 48 game-winning drives in fourth quarter or overtime over career. ... Denver LB Keith Brooking will be playing in 190th consecutive game, third-longest active streak in NFL. ... Ravens RB Ray Rice had 133 yards rushing and two TDs in last game against Denver (2010). Rice had season-high 121 yards on ground last week in loss to Washington. ... Broncos LB Von Miller has six straight games with sack and is one sack short of team record of 17, set by teammate Elvis Dumervil in 2009. ... Ravens can clinch AFC North title with victory. ... Baltimore has lost two straight, its first losing streak since October 2009. ... Ravens LB Paul Kruger has sack in five straight games and has career-high eight sacks this year. ... Ravens are averaging 34 points per game at home this season. They have won 23 of last 25 at home and 5-0 against Denver in Baltimore. ... Baltimore DE Arthur Jones has 4 1/2 sacks over past three games. ... Ravens 10-1 against AFC West (including playoffs) under John Harbaugh.
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