The Denver Broncos will play against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Scheduled for a 1 pm EST kickoff the game will air on CBS from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Denver (10-3) is quickly rising to the top of the AFC led by Peyton Manning. The Ravens (9-4) are quickly sinking, losing their last two games in stunning fashion to backup quarterbacks.
What is the spread in the Broncos and Ravens game? The Broncos are 3 point favorites in their game against the Ravens. The over/under for this game is set at 48 points.
|Avg Points Allowed||19.8||21.0|
The Broncos have never defeated the Ravens in Baltimore though they never had Peyton Manning as their quarterback. Manning leads the AFC with 30 touchdown passes and already has a strong case for the leagues MVP award. Manning will try to find Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker on Sunday and exploit a banged up Ravens defense.
Champ Bailey said earlier this week that the Broncos success this year feels real. As Denver’s offense has gelled together so has the defense. The Broncos are 7th against the pass and 6th against the rush. Linebacker Von Miller has 16 sacks this season.
Baltimore’s once feared-defense ranks 24th overall (375.9 yards per game) and 25th against the run (129.3). They will again be without Ray Lewis and starting linebacker Jameel McClain has also been ruled out.
The Ravens also made a change this week when they opted to fire Cam Cameron and promote Jim Caldwell to offensive coordinator. Caldwell served as the head coach for Indianapolis for part of Manning’s tenure there. The Ravens hope to find better and more effective ways to get the ball to their biggest play maker, running back Ray Rice. Caldwell said he does not plan to overhaul the offense but something will have to give as they have scored just 19.25 points per game in their last four after putting up 55 against a bad Oakland team.
Which team will lay claim to the AFC’s third seed? Willing Manning and the Broncos ride high in Baltimore or will the Ravens put an end to their losing streak?