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Kyle Orton has led the Denver Broncos on a ruthless passing attack en route to a 2-2 record in the AFC West, and are facing the Baltimore Ravens, who are coming off of a great win over their arch rival Pittsburgh Steelers, bringing them to 3-1 on the year.
The Ravens haven't been the potent offense that most people beleived they would have when they added Anquan Boldin and T.J. Houshmenzadeh to their wide receiving corps, and are scoring just 15.3 points per game.
The Broncos have the best passing game in the league, averaging 339 yards through the air, but the Ravens have the best pass defense, allowing just 119 yards.
This will be an interesting battle, as Kyle Orton has passed for 1,419 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions, as he will be getting attacked by the always stingy Ravens defense.
What the Ravens are lacking in their secondary, they have made up for it with their pass rush, led by Haloti Ngata, who has 26 tackles and two sacks, Terrell Suggs who has 22 tackles and 2.5 sacks, while Ray Lewis and Dawan Landry will roam in the midfield. Lewis has shown that age doesn't matter, making 30 tackles with a sack and the only interception the Ravens have.
Orton will definitely use his wide receivers Brandon Lloyd (25 catches, 454 yards, one touchdown), Eddie Royal (25 catches, 299 yards, two touchdowns), Jabar Gaffney (34 catches, 240 yards, touchdown), and rookie Demaryius Thomas (19 catches, 149 yards, touchdown), and the Ravens won't know who he's going to.
The Ravens run game has been non existent, and Joe Flacco hasn't matched expectations, passing for just 920 yards with only five touchdowns to six interceptions. Flacco will have a touch time against a very underrated secondary that still features Champ Bailey and rookie Perrish Cox who has six pass deflections on the year, with D.J. Williams prowling the middle of the field.
My Pick: Broncos 17- Ravens 16