Home teams continued to hold serve in the NFL Playoffs with the Baltimore Ravens keeping the Indianapolis Colts out of the end zone to win their Wild Card playoff game 24-9. The win means the Ravens will travel to Denver on Saturday to take on the Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Game time is 2:30 Mile High time.
The Broncos beat the Ravens on December 16th in a blowout 34-17. Denver led the game 31-3 in the 3rd quarter before the Ravens added some garbage time points.
Peyton Manning was solid - if not spectacular - going 17/28 for 204 yards and a touchdown. Knowshon Moreno ran for 115 yards on 21 carries, and the Broncos controlled the ball for over 38 minutes. Chris Harris delivered the dagger just before halftime, returning a Joe Flacco pass 98 yards for a touchdown.
At first glance Baltimore appears to be healthier now than they were that week. Ray Lewis returned from his torn tricep injury and led the Ravens with 12 tackles. Terrell Suggs was also extremely limited with an arm injury of his own that has improved the past 3 weeks.
We'll be all over it this week here at MHR, so get your Fan Posts ready! What better way to send Ray Lewis into the sunset than with a Broncos win!?