It's the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs and in the first game the Baltimore Ravens will take on the Denver Broncos. The game is scheduled for a 4:30 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on CBS. Currently the odds for the game have the Broncos favored by 10 points.
The Baltimore Ravens picked up a crucial win over the Indianapolis Colts last season, keeping their year alive. They won 10 games during the regular season but did have the benefit of playing on Wild Card weekend. To us that's important.
Denver finished with 13 regular season victories and had just three defeats — to the Falcons and Texans in the first three weeks of the season and then to New England on Oct. 7. The loss to the Patriots was the last of the season for Denver, who is the top overall seed in the AFC.
Just a few weeks ago, Denver doubled up Baltimore on the road. Regular season matchups aren't exactly a good indicator of how a playoff matchup will go, however. Not saying that we like the Ravens to win this game, but in the NFL adjustments are made quite frequently so we'd expect the Ravens staff to have some things figured out.
But at the same time, the king of adjustments is Bronco QB Peyton Manning, who threw for more than 4,600 yards and 37 TDs this season. It's pretty clear that if Manning has an outstanding performance, the road to the Super Bowl will have to come through Denver.
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