The Denver Broncos will host the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the AFC playoffs. Scheduled for a 4:30 pm EST kickoff this game will air on CBS.
Denver has looked as good as anyone in recent weeks earning themselves a first round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Baltimore won the AFC North but struggled down the stretch before overmatching Indianapolis last weekend.
What is the point spread in the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens game? The Denver Broncos are a 9.5 point favorite against the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL playoffs. The over/under for this game is 46 total points.
There are plenty of reasons to like the Broncos in this one. While the Ravens were winning an emotional game against the Colts, the Broncos were at home resting. Winners of 11 straight, the Broncos have not lost since early October.
In Week 15 the Broncos won a lopsided match-up, 34-17, which sent the Ravens to a third consecutive loss at that time.
The Ravens defense was at its best on Sunday against the Colts. They held a pretty good Colts offensive unit to three field goals. They will need to do the same thing on Saturday against the Broncos if they are to have any chance in advancing onto the AFC Championship game.
While Peyton Manning and the offense generate much of the headlines, the Broncos defense was one of the best in football as well. Von Miller recorded 18.5 sacks. Corner Champ Bailey remains one of the best in the business and will look to shut down Ravens receiver Torrey Smith.
Peyton Manning joined the Broncos and has not missed a beat. Demarius Thomas and Eric Decker provide a dual threat for the Broncos, each topping 1,000 yards and recording 10 and 13 touchdown catches respectively. Even the ground game has continued to perform despite an injury to Willis McGahee.
During the Broncos 11 game win streak they have scored 26 or more points ten times. If that happens on Saturday expect them to make it 12 wins in a row.