Nose tackle Justin Bannan spent four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens before coming to the Denver Broncos in 2010. In three of those four seasons, the Ravens made the playoffs.
The Broncos have not won a regular season game in Baltimore, and for good reason, according to Bannan.
“It’s talent, atmosphere,” Bannan said Monday afternoon. “There was a culture created there a long time ago with the defense and we need to—in there you have to bring you’re A-game going into Baltimore or you’re just not going to win. They’ve created that there. That’s why it’s a tough place to play.”
The Bronco who is very familiar with beating the Ravens is Peyton Manning. Manning kicked the Ravens out of the divisional round of the playoffs in 2006, and in 2009.
“I know when I was in Baltimore, we never beat Peyton and the Colts,” Bannan said. “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. Make no mistake about it. Going into Baltimore, it’s not easy for anybody so we’ve got to be ready to go.”
Bannan has 38 tackles and 3 pass breakups in 13 games this season.