There's a few things that I don't like about the game this week...
1) Location, anytime you play a good team on the road, you can lose. And, @ Baltimore is really tough, for any team.
2) Ravens getting beat now by Charlie Batch and the Steelers, then by RGIII and the Redskins, hell 3 weeks ago it took OT for them to beat the Chargers. They're due in a sense to prove the doubters wrong.
3) Denver hasn't lost since that NE game back in week 5. All streaks come to an end. I just don't need it to be this week.
Bottom line, I am a true believer in Denver - obviously. And, while they went 2-3 in their tough stretch, while going 8-0 during the fluffy stretch - the did shut down the running game with the Bucs.
The Broncos are playing much differently on both sides of the ball now than they were in the first month. They have a better return game and overall, they have improved.
They'll need their A Game to beat the Ravens, there's no doubt about it. And, should they lose - yeah, they'll earn the rap that they can't beat a really good team. That's why this win is so very important at this point in the season.
Forget the seeding, they need to prove they can go on the road and take care of business. It's games like this when I fear Moreno doing what I know Moreno is capable of doing and that's not a good thing.
The Ravens' defense has not been dominant, they've given up a lot of yards rushing and passing this year. The Broncos' defense needs to play their best game to date and the Broncos' offense needs to get things back up to where it was a few weeks ago. Decker and the TE's need to be very active.
I still think Denver can win this one and should win this one, but anything can happen... the Ravens didn't suck their way to 9-4, they've got a lot of talent.
But, if Denver is who they believe they are ... they win it.