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5 Reasons Baltimore Ravens Will Pull One Out vs. Denver Broncos

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5 Reasons The Ravens Pull One Out in Denver

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Thursday Night Football is almost upon us. There are no more preseason games to be played and no more roster decisions other than inactive vs. active. It is go time. The Denver Broncos have been waiting for this moment since the heartbreak in double-overtime in the AFC Divisional round of the playoffs.

The Baltimore Ravens may have a completely revamped roster, but the Broncos look at them as the same team that walked into Sports Authority Field at Mile High and shut out the lights on the Denver Broncos' postseason hopes. Broncos fans have already shown their displeasure of the Ravens by vandalizing posters around Denver of Super Bowl MVP, Joe Flacco.

As if beating the highly-touted 2012 Broncos on their way to win Super Bowl XLVII wasn’t enough, Ozzie Newsome managed to capitalize on a roster management miscue by bringing in Elvis Dumervil for cheap. The bad news kept on coming for Denver as they lost their star linebacker Von Miller for six weeks due to violation of the NFL’s PED policy. Now Denver is down two pass rushers. Add Champ Bailey’s most recent mid-foot sprain to the list of drama in Denver, and you can see Baltimore was not the only team that had issues this offseason.

With the Broncos' emotions in play, a fax machine fiasco that landed a top-tier pass rusher in Baltimore, and an entire city that feels Baltimore stole their Super Bowl trophy, look for a scene of angry orange come Thursday evening. Here are five reasons the Ravens will still step into Mile High and fly out of Denver with another ugly win, upsetting the Broncos once again.

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5. Sizzle Feeds Off of Hate

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Terrell Suggs feels right at home when the crowd is at its angriest. The green lantern’s power comes from the “will” of others; Suggs power is brought about by the hate of others. Look to the sea of Orange as the reason Suggs powers up and lays Manning down.

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4. Diddle Diddle

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The 2012 vaunted third-ranked rushing defense of the Broncos will be missing two of their best players Thursday evening and are going up against a top-five running back in Ray Rice. Look for no. 27 to find "pay-dirt" in this week’s matchup.

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3. Webby Looks To Terrorize Welker

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Lardarius Webb is back from his ACL injury and looks to shadow Wes Welker all night. He might even follow Welker to the bathroom at halftime. Manning will have to look to the outside to get anything going with this shutdown corner all over his new toy.

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2. Smith Ready to Beast On Champ Again

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The Ravens are hoping Champ Bailey takes the field Thursday and lines up on no. 82. Torrey Smith had his way with the 12-time Pro-Bowler in their last meeting. Smith looks to burn Bailey once again.

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1. Elvis is Back in The Building

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With a change of uniforms and environment, this stealthy pass rusher is walking back onto the field of his former team with a chip on his shoulder. After practicing with Peyton Manning all last season and not being able to touch him, you know Elvis Dumervil is ready to put him on his back.