DENVER - After a week off, the Denver Broncos are ready to face the Baltimore Ravens in Saturday's AFC Division Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
“Very good team," Broncos head coach John Fox said. "I think they’ve been in the playoffs going on five straight, playing the AFC Championship Game a year ago, lost in a very close game to New England."
Fox said Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis, who announced he is retiring after this season, is an inspirational leader.
“There’s people, leaders on teams, players in particular, that raise all boats, raise all levels, and they can inspire, no doubt, and he does that," said Fox.
"They are going to be fired up because of Ray Lewis, and they are going to be ready," said Broncos' safety Mike Adams. "They’ll be ready, and I’m up for the challenge.”
Adams said he's excited about the game.
“I can’t wait for the opportunity," Adams said. "It’s another game, but it’s a big game."
Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker said the whole team is excited about the game, too.
"We’re excited, we know what the challenge is again and we know what we have to do to win,” said Decker. "We have to match their intensity. We have to make sure we execute on every phase of this team."
"From the start of the season, we knew what our potential was," Decker said. "Our focus is just getting better, period."
"They have a good team," said Broncos' tight end Jacob Tamme. "They come out with a lot of energy. They play with a lot of confidence, but so do we. So, we’ll take it out there Saturday and see what we can do.”
The Broncos take on the Ravens at 2:30 MT on Saturday.