The divisional round of the AFC playoffs is set in stone. It will be the Denver Broncos hosting the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday and the New England Patriots hosting the Houston Texans on Sunday. Both games will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on CBS.
The Broncos beat the Ravens 34-17 in week 15 which was the team’s second (and last) home loss of the season. The game was highlighted by a Chris Harris 98-yard pick-6 to help put the Broncos up 17-0 by halftime. Peyton Manning had a relatively quiet day going 17-for-28 for 204 yards and 1 touchdown.
The Broncos and the Ravens have met just once in post season play. The Ravens beat the Broncos 21-3 in Baltimore in 2000.
The Broncos enter the postseason with an 18-16 (.529) all-time record in playoff games. They have played in 12 divisional round playoff games and have an 8-4 overall record (7-2 home, 1-2 away) in those.
Entering the 2012 postseason, the Broncos’ 53-man roster features 36 players who have appeared in a combined total of 140 playoff games.
Of those 140 playoff games, 58 have come in the Divisional round by a total of 33 different players.