Originally Posted by fdf
I understood '96--Mark Brunell played one of the best games ever played by an NFL quarterback. In '96, we were beat by a one time incredible performance. We didn't beat ourselves.
Yesterday, we weren't beat by anything special--Ravens are a decent (not great) team that played a good (not great) game. The deciding factor in that game was a Broncos team that, aside from their returner, didn't show up to play.
Torey Smith and Ray Rice. THAT was what Denver had to stop yesterday. That. And they couldn't.