After a Monday conditioning workout and film study, Broncos players dismissed any notion that Baltimore might have a psychological advantage Saturday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in the divisional-round matchup because the visitors have revenge on their minds.
On Dec. 16, the Broncos routed the Ravens 34-17 in Baltimore. That regular-season meeting was even more lopsided than the final score suggests. The Ravens trailed 31-3 before tacking on two cosmetic touchdowns late.
It's not often that Baltimore gets dominated — if not embarrassed — on its home turf. Ravens fans began filing toward the exits in the third quarter. At least half the seats at M&T Bank Stadium were emptied before game's end.
"Definitely, (the Ravens) have a lot to prove, but we still have a lot to prove," Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said Monday. "We know the playoffs are where you make your name. Our goal is to win a Super Bowl, and they're standing in the way of our goal."