Just when it appeared the Ravens were putting together a competent drive on offense, quarterback Joe Flacco undid all the good work.
Flacco threw an interception which Broncos corner Chris Harris returned 98 yards for a touchdown, giving Denver a 17-0 halftime lead. It was Flacco’s second turnover of the day, after an earlier fumble.
Threatening to score, Flacco telegraphed his intention to throw to Anquan Boldin, and Harris step in front of it and outran Flacco to the end zone the other direction. The Ravens had just moved the ball 76 yards in six plays, the first sign of life they had shown all day.
The Broncos are running at will (93 yards at halftime, with Knowshon Moreno getting 74 of them on 13 carries), and with Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs in and out of the game, there’s little indication this one’s turning around.