Broncos vs. Ravens: Denver holds big advantage in homes games against Baltimore
In one of the marquee matchups of Week 4, the Denver Broncos (3-0) aim to remain undefeated against the Baltimore Ravens (2-1).
This will be seen as the toughest test for the Broncos this season so far, but both of these teams are tough to get a read on despite their records.
There is a strong belief within the media and the NFL fanbase that the Broncos are not that good of a team despite not losing a game yet. The 0-9 combined record of the opponents they have faced is the biggest thing their detractors point to.
A win over the Ravens could easily change that.
But how good are the Ravens?
After losing to the Las Vegas Raiders in overtime in the season opener, they then stole a game from the Kansas City Chiefs. Most felt the Ravens would start to hit their stride but then nearly lost to the Detroit Lions last week and would have if not for an incredible 66-yard field goal from Justin Tucker that set a new NFL record.
The Ravens will still be seen as one of the AFC’s strongest teams because of the play of quarterback Lamar Jackson, but in the series history between these teams, the Broncos have dominated the Ravens in Denver.
In seven games played between the two teams in Denver, the Broncos have won five of them. If not for a fluky play that never should have happened back in January 2013 involving Joe Flacco, Jacoby Jones and Rahim Moore, the Broncos would be 6-1 against the Ravens at home.
In four of the last five games played between these teams in Denver (excluding the divisional playoff game in 2013), the Broncos have outscored the Ravens 93-53.
The only time Baltimore has ever beaten the Broncos in Denver in the regular season came all the way back in September 2001. The Ravens were the defending Super Bowl champions that year and still had a great defense. They sacked Brian Griese five times and intercepted him twice in a 20-13 win.
The Ravens lead the all-time series between these teams 8-6 and they won the most recent meeting between the teams back in 2018 by a score of 27-14.
Kickoff is set for 2:25 pm MST and the game will be televised on CBS. Andrew Catalon and James Lofton will have the call.