Ravens will need more than emotion to beat Denver

3:45 PM, Jan 7, 2013   |    comments
Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis. Photo courtesy USA Today Sports Images.
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It's going to take more than unbridled enthusiasm to defeat the top-seeded Denver Broncos on Saturday.

In defeating Indianapolis 24-9 on Sunday, the Ravens (11-6) drew inspiration from a crowd that never stopped cheering before, during and after Lewis' final home game.

The standout middle linebacker intends to retire after Baltimore ends its playoff run, and the Ravens had no intention of seeing Lewis end his 17-year career with a home loss.

Now, however, Baltimore takes to the road to face the Broncos (13-3), who have won 11 straight - including a 34-17 rout of the Ravens last month.

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