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Ravens vs Broncos NFL Week One Capsule

Baltimore Ravens v Denver Broncos



SERIES LEADER Series tied: 5-5
STREAKS 4 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. John Harbaugh: 3-2 Gary Kubiak: 1-5
LAST GAME 9/5/13: Ravens 27 at Broncos 49. Denver QB Peyton Manning passes for 462 yards & 7 TDs. Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas & TE Julius Thomas combine for 271 rec. yards & 4 TDs.
REFEREE Gene Steratore
BROADCAST CBS (2:25 PM MT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (Bal.), 82 (Den.). XM: 82 (Den.).

2014 STATS

PASSING Flacco: 344-554-3986-27-12-91.0 Manning: 395-597-4727 (3C)-39 (2L)-15-101.5 (2C)
RUSHING Forsett: 235-1266 (2C)-5.4-8 (T3C) Anderson: 179-849-4.7-8 (T3C)
RECEIVING Smith Sr.: 79-1065-13.5-6 Thomas: 111 (2L)-1619 (2L)-14.6-11
OFFENSE 364.9 402.9 (3C)
DEFENSE 336.9 305.2 (1C)
SACKS Dumervil: 17.0 (3L) Miller: 14.0
INTs Mosley: 2 Talib: 2
PUNTING Koch: 47.4 (3L) Colquitt: 44.2
KICKING Tucker: 129 (42/42 PAT; 29/34 FG) McManus: 68 (41/41 PAT; 9/13 FG)


RAVENS: JOHN HARBAUGH is only head coach in NFL history to earn playoff berth in 6 of 1st 7 seasons. QB JOE FLACCO is all-time franchise passing leader in yards (25,531) & TDs (148). Needs 2 TDs to become 1st Raven to reach 150 career. In last 3 vs. Den. (incl. playoffs) has 947 pass yards (315.7/game) with 7 TDs vs. 3 INTs. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Den. with 300+ pass yards…In 1st season with Ravens in 2014, RB JUSTIN FORSETT led team with career-high 1,266 rush yards & 5.4 avg – best among NFL RBs (min. 100 att.)…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. (915) needs 6 catches to surpass TORRY HOLT for no. 17 on all-time career list. Has 8 career 1,000-yard receiving seasons, tied for most among active players. In last meeting, WR MARLON BROWN had 65 rec. yards & posted 1st career NFL TD catch…LB TERRELL SUGGS (106.5) is Ravens’ all-time sack leader. Has 6 career 10+ sack seasons, most in club history. Last season, LB C.J. MOSLEY became 2nd rookie in club history to lead team in tackles (RAY LEWIS, 1996). Since entering NFL in 2004, LB DARYL SMITH is 1 of 3 players with 25+ sacks (27.5) & 10+ INTs (10)…BRONCOS: 5-time NFL MVP QB PEYTON MANNING is all-time leader in career TD passes (530). Ranks 2nd in career passing yards (69,691) & needs 2,148 to surpass BRETT FAVRE (71,838) for most in NFL history. Has won 10 of past 11 vs. Ravens (incl. 3-0 in playoffs), passing for 2,978 yards with 25 TDs vs. 8 INTs for 103.1 rating…In 7 career starts, RB C.J. ANDERSON averages 127.7 scrimmage yards per game (677 rush, 217 receiving, 894 total) & has 9 total TDs (8 rush, 1 rec.)… WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS had single-season club record 1,619 receiving yards in 2014 & has posted 1,400+ receiving yards & 10+ TD catches in each of past 3 seasons, joining MARVIN HARRISON (4) & HOFer JERRY RICE (3) as only players to accomplish feat. Since entering NFL in 2010, has 41 TD catches, tied for 1st among AFC WRs…Broncos were 1 of 3 NFL teams with 2 players with 10+ sacks each in 2014 (LBs VON MILLER & DE MARCUS WARE). Since entering NFL in 2011, Miller is 2nd in AFC & 3rd in NFL with 49 sacks. Ware aims for 3rd in row with sack vs. Ravens.

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