The Denver Broncos embarrassed the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore on Sunday, winning with a score of 34-17. The score doesn't show just how lopsided this game was, though, as the Broncos jumped out to a 31-3 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Peyton Manning didn't have to do too much in this one, though he did perform well against a tough pass-rush from the Ravens. He finished the game with 204 yards and one touchdown—131 of his yards and his only touchdown went to Eric Decker, who had a monster game—but his running backs did the bulk of the work in this contest.
Knowshon Moreno, Ronnie Hillman and Jacob Hester combined for 167 yards and two touchdowns on 43 carries, gashing the Ravens defense, picking up 12 first downs and controlling the clock in the process.
Joe Flacco threw two late touchdowns to make the score look respectable, but he was mostly ineffective in this game, completing just 50 percent of his passes and throwing a crucial interception.
Ray Rice only had 12 carries in this game, and the Broncos defense bottled him up when he did get his chances.
The Broncos improved to 11-3 on the season and will host the Cleveland Browns in Week 16, while the Ravens fell to 9-5 and will host the New York Giants next Sunday in a must-win game for both teams.