Ravens shut it down

Ravens defense clamps down on the Broncos high-powered offense

Revenge is a very powerful emotion, yet it's still no match for Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens defense.

Lewis, who had a game high 10 tackles, single-handedly shut down the Broncos so-called high-powered offense, limiting their running attack to a mere 61-yards in 24 carries, their lowest output of the season.

Consider the fact that Denver's lone touchdown drive covered only three-yards, the end result of a Chester McGlockton interception, and it becomes pretty apparent as to who the better team was, and is, at this point of the season.

"This is the same running offense that's supposed to be so high-powered, and they had what - 50 yards? I think that sum its up by itself," said Lewis.

Truth be told, Sunday's 20-13 loss sums up a lot of things as far as the Broncos are concerned, least of which is the fact that they still have miles to go to if they hope to entertain any post-season success.

"We're very good against the run," Ravens head coach Brian Billick said. "There's no two ways about it, and that's as good a running team as there is in the NFL."

Really?

Hard to imagine the NFL's best unable to muster more than a 2.5 yard per carry average, but then again what do I know. I never imagined the longest run of the day, a whopping fifteen-yards, would come from a quarterback, scrambling to save his own life.

"If you do your homework, you're not going to try to run the ball on us," defensive tackle Tony Siragusa said.

Siragusa never mentioned the pass, content to let the Broncos ineffectiveness speak for itself.

Five sacks, and two interceptions speaks volumes.

Unfortunately, it's not exactly what the Broncos wanted to hear.

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