"I think it's going to be a lot harder than when we faced them the first time," Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley told The Denver Post on Sunday night. "They had a lot of injuries, especially defensively. I think a lot of those guys are back now. When they've got all their guys, they've got a great defense, especially in the red zone. And that's what hurt (the Indianapolis Colts in a 24-9 loss on Sunday)."
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The Ravens did a fine job of pacing Flacco against the Colts on Sunday. He wound up with sensational numbers, and he'll need to repeat that performance for a chance against the Broncos. Not unlike the Texans going into New England, the Ravens -- if they trip up -- could serve as the appetizer before Tom Brady and Peyton Manning deliver a main course to die for in the AFC title game.