Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos - 9/13/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Ravens (11-7) at Denver Broncos (12-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 4:25 pm (Sports Authority Field at Mile High)
The Line: Denver Broncos -4 -- Over/Under: 53 See the Latest Odds
The Broncos look to return to the Super Bowl after giving way to the Colts in the postseason a year ago and they have a great first test against the Ravens in week one in Mile High.
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The Ravens look to stay atop the AFC North this season but will have a tough time once again with the Steelers and Bengals both looking talented and to start the season on the road against the offensive juggernaut from Denver doesn't bode well. The Ravens have moved on from the Ray Rice nightmare and found a gem in Justin Forsett who thrived on the ground last year but they'll need some support through the air as the Ravens aren't very deep at receiver and will be starting a rookie tight end in Maxx Williams. Baltimore is still solid on defense led of course by Terrell Suggs but will they have enough in the tank to stop Denver's onslaught that is still considered by many to be the best in the league despite losing Julius Thomas.
Denver bowed out early last season as Manning was clipped by his former team and franchise replacement in Andrew Luck but that will surely provide some incentive for this team to get back into the mix in the AFC and perhaps make another serious playoff push. The Broncos look unstoppable on offense as Manning so so many weapons at his disposal including Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, the newly acquired Owen Daniels, and running back CJ Anderson but the question remains whether or not Denver has enough on defense to keep pace. This is a tough game to start the season ad Baltimore always seems to find a way to keep these big games close but to be honest it looks like the Broncos are head and shoulders above the Ravens this season who could be in deep trouble if Forsett goes down. I am siding with the home team here in what could be an uncharacteristic blow out for the Ravens.