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NFL Playoffs Capsule-Ravens at Broncos

Thursday - 1/10/2013, 1:17pm  ET

By The Associated Press

(AP) - BALTIMORE (11-6) at DENVER (13-3)

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE _ Broncos by 9 1/2

2012 RECORD VS. SPREAD _ Baltimore 7-10; Broncos 11-5

SERIES RECORD _ Ravens lead 6-4.

AP PRO32 RANKING _ Ravens No. 11; Broncos No. 1.

LAST MEETING _ Broncos beat Ravens 34-17 on Dec. 16, 2012

LAST WEEK _ Ravens beat Colts 24-9; Broncos had bye.

RAVENS OFFENSE _ OVERALL (16), RUSH (11), PASS (15)

RAVENS DEFENSE _ OVERALL (17), RUSH (20), PASS (17)

BRONCOS OFFENSE _ OVERALL (4), RUSH (16), PASS (5)

BRONCOS DEFENSE _ OVERALL (2), RUSH (3), PASS (3)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES _ Ravens won only previous playoff matchup, 21-3 in 2000, then went on to win Super Bowl. ... Ravens LB Ray Lewis, retiring after this season, his 17th, is 11-7 in playoff games. Lewis had INT in only postseason meeting against Denver. ... Ravens S Ed Reed has eight career postseason interceptions, tied for fourth most in NFL history. ... Ravens Joe Flacco is first QB in Super Bowl era to win playoff game in each of his first five seasons. He has postseason record of 6-4. ... Ravens RB Ray Rice has averaged 102.7 yards from scrimmage in three regular-season games vs. Denver. In Dec. 16 meeting, Broncos held Rice to 38 yards rushing and 3 yards receiving. ... Ravens rookie RB Bernard Pierce rushed for 103 yards on 13 attempts vs. Colts last week. ... Last week, Ravens WR Anquan Boldin had the most second-half yards receiving (145) since Jerry Rice (157) in 1989. ... Broncos are sixth team since 1970 to finish season with 11 or more straight victories. ... Broncos QB Peyton Manning ranks third on all-time list for playoff yards passing (5,389). Manning's 37 TD passes and 105.8 passer rating led the AFC. ... The four-time MVP is only 9-10 in postseason games. ... RB Knowshon Moreno rushed for 115 yards on 21 carries in regular-season game against Baltimore. ... Broncos CB Champ Bailey has two playoff interceptions, including 100-yard return vs. New England in 2006. ... Broncos WR Eric Decker had eight catches for 133 yards and 51-yard touchdown in last game vs. Ravens. Decker had 1,064 yards on 85receptions this season, with 13 TDs. Demaryius Thomas led Denver with 94 for 1,434 yards, and had 10 TDs.

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