A month ago the Denver Broncos traveled to Baltimore and defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 34-17. While Denver beat Baltimore by 17 points, many people forget how competitive the first half of that game was.
Down 10-0 with just seconds remaining in the first half and the ball at the Denver 4-yard line, Joe Flacco telegraphed a pass to Anquan Boldin, who was running an out rout. Denver quarterback Chris Harris easily undercut the rout, intercepting the pass and taking it 98 yards for a momentum halting touchdown.
Let’s just say Baltimore scores on that drive. The score entering halftime would be 10-7 instead of 17-0. Baltimore would have gotten the ball back to begin the second half and would have had the momentum after a last second score.
With the momentum, which is more important than people think, Baltimore may have upset Denver. However, that is not how the game played out, and as we know, the Ravens ended up getting it handed to them by the Broncos.
Heading into Saturday’s matchup, Baltimore, who deservedly enters as the underdog, has a better shot than people think to upset Peyton Manning and the Broncos. In order to accomplish this tall task, the Ravens will have to focus and excel in these three areas.