Open Thread: Wild Card Sunday

Baltimore's victory over Indy means the Ravens will visit Denver on Saturday for a 4:30pm ET game and a chance to avenge the Broncos' convincing 34-17 thumping of them in Week 15.

Of course, the Ravens were without a slew of key players, including Ray Lewis, Bernard Pollard, Dannell Ellerbe, Marshal Yanda, and Ed Dickson, and Terrell Suggs was a significantly weakened version of himself.

On the other side, Denver was without Chris Kuper, and we all know the Broncos' pass protection has been vastly superior with him in the lineup rather than Manny Ramirez. Kuper was back at practice last week, but there's no guarantee he'll be back for Saturday.

Still another consideration is that Baltimore will be working with a short week before traveling to Denver and having to deal with the altitude.

Here are the inactive lists for Seattle/Washington, plus a reminder from Doug Farrar that Shanny had tried to hire Pete Carroll to direct his first Broncos defense in 1995.

How concerned are you about the Broncos' chances against the Ravens on Saturday?

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