The emblem on the helmet is different and so are the players that surround him, but Peyton Manning continues to own the Baltimore Ravens.
As a member of the Colts, Manning could do no wrong against Baltimore, winning his last nine starts against Baltimore as the Indianapolis quarterback. Sunday, in his new duds as a Denver Bronco, in a statement game between two AFC division-leaders, Manning once again imposed his will.
In the process of engineering this 34-17 hammering of the Ravens for Denver’s ninth straight victory, Manning helped reverse a bit of recent Broncos history. Denver had lost its past five games in Baltimore, including the last two trips there when it was outscored by a combined 37 points. It marked the first time that the Broncos have won in Baltimore since 1983, when the Baltimore franchise was known as the Colts.
Even though the score would indicate this was a wipeout, the fate of the Ravens hinged on one play, in the final minute of the first hal