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Broncos hoping Manning changes their Baltimore jinx

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The Broncos haven’t won in Baltimore since the Ravens moved there, an ugly 0-5.

But among the many things quarterback Peyton Manning brought with him was a track record of success there.

“We’ll see, man,” Ravens safety Ed Reed said, via Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post. “Peyton has a history playing against us, and we have history playing against him.”

The Broncos’ new quarterback is 8-2 against the Ravens, with eight straight wins. His two losses came in his first two meetings in 1998 and 2001.

For Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan, who used to chase his current teammate as a member of the Ravens, having Manning on his side this weekend is a relief.

“Yeah. That’s nice,” Bannan said. “I know when I was in Baltimore, we never beat Peyton and the Colts. It is nice to have No. 18 with us. We’ve got to win on all fronts this week. We’ve got a lot of work to do. It’s a huge game.”

It was anyway, but having Manning on their side gives the Broncos a much bigger chance to leave with a win.

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23 Responses to “Broncos hoping Manning changes their Baltimore jinx”
  1. spellingcops says: Dec 12, 2012 10:28 AM

    Hate the fact that the Broncos have to face a Baltimore team on a two game losing streak. In Baltimore.

  2. ccjcsr says: Dec 12, 2012 10:44 AM

    Baltimore’s in trouble

  3. randyschwimmer7 says: Dec 12, 2012 10:49 AM

    As a Broncos fan, I have to say that I am much more at ease going into Baltimore with PFM than I ever have been. Especially with him over the guy that used the dirt as his primary reliever. Pretty sure you know who that is.

  4. karlmarxism says: Dec 12, 2012 10:50 AM

    I would rather face a team with a two game losing streak versus a team with an eight game winning streak.

  5. ratbirdsrule says: Dec 12, 2012 10:51 AM

    should be a good game if the ravens can keep it close

  6. ravgt says: Dec 12, 2012 11:34 AM

    I ain’t talkin’ smack after losing 2 in a row. However, the Ravens have a knack for overcoming adversity and I expect them to do it on Sunday. I think our new OC will come up with a slightly nuanced game plan, more up tempo, and maybe even a new play or two. Time will tell if this is a viable Ravens playoff team and the time starts ticking on Sunday.

  7. rockthered1286 says: Dec 12, 2012 11:34 AM

    Wildcard that nobody is discussing: Ravens new OC in Jim Caldwell (QB coach all season) was Peyton’s QB coach for years. He knows his tendencies. He knows plenty about his offense and let’s be honest, the Broncos offense IS the offense- very similar, if not exactly the same- as the one Peyton ran in Indy. If Caldwell has an opportunity to get with Pees and give him some insight into Mannings tendencies, we may have a good shot at controlling him.

    Second wildcard: Ray Lewis back in the mix. The defense has done well without Ray, but to have your playcaller back in there is HUGE. People continue to knock him for losing a step, but the man audibles the defense and to go against a QB who audibles 75% of his plays, having an equally impressive player on D to do the same? This will be one hell of a chess match.

  8. steelersownyou says: Dec 12, 2012 11:42 AM

    Hahaha. Don’t worry at all manning. Charlie batch owned them. This should be a walk in the park on that horrendous defense!!!

  9. kinger1989 says: Dec 12, 2012 11:50 AM

    Lol about time broncos play a descent team they play in
    the worst division by far play the raiders and chiefs two times a year easy wins look at the losses pats falcons texans sick of hearing how good they are easy schedule is why there 10-3 peyton will choke against the pats like always in the big game

  10. cliverush says: Dec 12, 2012 11:58 AM

    It does not matter if you know Manning’s tendencies, what matters is if he knows yours. The guy is amazing a picking apart a defense, especially one that likes to blitz.

  11. scoobies05 says: Dec 12, 2012 12:37 PM

    hey steelersownyou. lots of smack talk from a guy who’s squad lost to the titans raiders and chargers and are still two games behind the ravens. if we are that bad the steelers must be awful. but go ahead and say it…”we have six rings” . 4 of them came in the 70’s. kind of irrelevant if you ask me

  12. tonyugoh says: Dec 12, 2012 12:44 PM

    The Broncos are on a 8 game winning streak and have a long week to prepare for a team that Manning has historically dominated and who is on a 2-game losing streak and just fired their offensive coordinator mid-week, hmm I wonder who I should pick?

  13. sixlombardisinyourface says: Dec 12, 2012 12:46 PM

    1. Charlie Batch, a 3rd string 38 year old QB beat the Ravens in Baltimore.
    2. Rober Griffin III, a 22 year old rookie QB and his backup QB beat the Ravens.
    3. Peyton Manning is no Charlie Batch nor a Robert Griffin III.

  14. fearthabird52 says: Dec 12, 2012 1:06 PM

    Ravens gonna win this game

  15. chrisknowsdbr says: Dec 12, 2012 2:06 PM

    @rockthered1286
    All Jim Caldwell did in Indy was look at peyton manning run the entire offense while he did nothing to improve his defense. Everybody knows Peyton Mannings tendencies, the problem is stopping him. You never know what play he is going to choose in the no huddle.
    The only way to stop Peytons Manning is to destroy that Denver defense (Houston and New England) or Peyton self destruction (Falcons). He’s too hot right now especially with a solid running game. It’s almost like those days he had edgerrin James back there…..almost

  16. habsman says: Dec 12, 2012 2:19 PM

    Payton Manning is he greatest indoor QB of all time.

  17. mostlombardisintheleague says: Dec 12, 2012 2:43 PM

    @scoobies05
    “….the steelers must be awful”

    So on December 2, 2012 in Baltimore, the Ravens were beaten by an awful team. Your own words.

  18. jjackwagon says: Dec 12, 2012 3:19 PM

    kinger1989 says:
    Dec 12, 2012 11:50 AM
    Lol about time broncos play a descent team they play in
    the worst division by far play the raiders and chiefs two times a year easy wins look at the losses pats falcons texans sick of hearing how good they are easy schedule is why there 10-3 peyton will choke against the pats like always in the big game

    ————————————————–
    You do realize that no one in the AFC East has a winning record besides the Pats? Playing the Bills, Dolphins and hapless Jets twice a year is the only reason the Pats remain relevant year after year. When was the last time any of those teams posed a threat to win the AFC Least?

    Pot…meet Kettle.

  19. randyschwimmer7 says: Dec 12, 2012 3:59 PM

    mostlombardisintheleague says:
    Dec 12, 2012 2:43 PM
    @scoobies05
    “….the steelers must be awful”

    So on December 2, 2012 in Baltimore, the Ravens were beaten by an awful team. Your own words.

    ___________________________________

    ZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. scoobies05 says: Dec 12, 2012 4:47 PM

    yes…in baltimore…the ravens lost to an awful pittsburgh team. it happens. fact is ravens are better this year. look at the records

  21. sc5000 says: Dec 12, 2012 6:07 PM

    Broncos are a complete football team. Better defense, better offense, better QB. I don’t know if desperation can overcome all that…

  22. sixlombardisinyourface says: Dec 13, 2012 7:47 AM

    Ravens, get used to seeing that photo on Sunday, again and again and again…..

  23. frostymugobeer says: Dec 13, 2012 12:34 PM

    for those thinking that Caldwell will be able to give Pees the “secret formula” for beating Manning….stop.
    Pees (and every other dc) has had 14 years of game film on Manning.if that hasn’t helped…. I highly doubt a lunch with a former coach will.

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