After being sidelined with a concussion earlier in the season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is handling an uncomfortable situation well, saying he is ready to back up Colin Kaepernick in the Super Bowl.
The Ravens came out of a three-game losing streak to make it to the big game in The Big Easy. December started off rough for the Ravens with consecutive losses to the Steelers, Redskins and Broncos. But as fate would have it, their lowest point became a turning point.
Usually more comfortable in the pocket, Peyton Manning scrambled to his right to avoid pressure. And usually so accurate, the Broncos quarterback threw a pass across his body – an ill-advised toss.
In the longest game in Denver Broncos history the Broncos lost a thriller at freezing cold Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday.
Try as they might, the Baltimore Ravens just couldn’t get under the skin or into the heads of the Denver Broncos, who were more concerned about talking up their opponents than trash-talking them.
In what could be the last game for seven-time All Pro Ray Lewis, who is retiring after this season, the Broncos and Ravens meet Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs. Two NFL icons, each 3 wins away from a second championship.
The Ravens will try to bruise and batter the Broncos this Saturday, but if Denver can out-physical Baltimore as they did in Week 15, the Broncos will move onto the AFC Championship.
Von Miller has a new nickname and a new shoe just in time for the playoffs.
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 last time the Denver Broncos won a game in Baltimore, a baby-faced John Elway was making his second NFL start and producing his first career fourth-quarter comeback.