For a team in the midst of clinching its division, the Baltimore Ravens certainly didn't play like they wanted to be AFC North Champs. Instead, Baltimore proceeded to take a whooping from a Denver Broncos team that couldn't be any hotter late in the season.
With the 34-17 loss, the Ravens drop their third straight and loosen their grip on the AFC North. Baltimore can still clinch the division with a Pittsburgh loss today, but the opportunity to get the job done couldn't have gone any worse.
The Ravens offense was completely deflated in the second half as Baltimore failed to score a single point in the first two quarters. Then, in the second half, the Ravens' offense managed to score just three points in the third quarter.
The 14 points scored in the fourth quarter were meaningless as the Broncos already had the game in hand.
It wasn't Joe Flacco's best performance and the fans let him know it as boos rang throughout the stadium early in the contest.
Peyton Manning, meanwhile, cruised to an easy victory with help from Eric Decker and Knowshon Moreno, both of whom accounted for one TD.
The Broncos improve to 11-4 on the season with games against Cleveland and Kansas City at home. As for the Ravens, they'll face the New York Giants at home before heading to Cincinnati in what will more than likely be a game with a playoff atmosphere.
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