John Elway has been down this lonely road before, trudging through the tunnel in deafening silence after a stunning loss at home as the AFC’s prohibitive Super Bowl favorite following a 13-3 regular season.
Peyton Manning will have to wait until next season to face the Indianapolis Colts.The Ravens (11-6) will visit Denver next weekend to face the Broncos (13-3), the AFC’s top seed.
The Ravens run and throw the ball well on offense, while they’re one of the hardest hitting teams in all of football on defense. Sunday will be a tough game for the Broncos in Baltimore, where Denver has never won.
The NFL has reached the quarter pole with its share of thoroughbreds. And its share of pretenders.