But unless Baltimore can take out Manning and do it early, it won’t matter how different or how much better the Ravens are. It won’t matter if Joe Flacco can throw the ball down the field like he did against the Colts. It won’t matter if recently promoted offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell calls a sharp game. The Broncos with Manning will win, and it might not even be that close.
I hope the Broncos aren’t as confident as Ashley Fox about this one, no matter how much better they look on paper. Something, though, tells me that the leadership of Manning, Bailey, and Fox won’t let the Broncos think too much past this game.