Denver, winners of eight straight, is playing for playoff home-field advantage after already clinching the AFC West with a record of 10-3. Peyton Manning leads the NFL's fourth-best offense by completing 68% of his passes, having racked up 3,812 passing yards with 30 touchdowns and ten interceptions. Manning's top two targets, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, have combined for 1,987 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.
At 9-4, the Ravens are playing to lock up their division and secure a playoff berth after two straight three-point losses. Baltimore is in control of the AFC North despite combining a middling offense with the league's 24th total defense. Quarterback Joe Flacco has been his serviceable self, completing 60% passes for 233 yards per game, with 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The Ravens will be playing for the first time this year without offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, who was fired on Monday.
The two teams haven't played since week five of the 2010 season, when the Ravens won, 31-17.
Date/Time: Sun., Dec. 16, 11 a.m. MT
Odds: Denver is favored by 3 points