Think root canal — with no anesthetic. Think paper cuts, hammer to thumbs, stubbed toes and smacking your head on the corner of the kitchen cabinet door.
The Broncos are 0-for-Baltimore since the Browns became the Ravens, but this time they bring Peyton Manning along for the ride. And a team that has built what was one of the league's most stout defenses season after season is in a fairly big club when it comes to Manning.
"Peyton Manning is a great quarterback," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "We've had great battles against him, and I think he'd be the first one to tell you that. He's made trouble for a lot of teams over the years, so we're looking forward to it. It's going to be a big challenge."
"We'll see, man," Ravens safety Ed Reed said. "Peyton has a history playing against us, and we have history playing against him."
Manning is 8-2 against the Ravens in his career, 4-2 in the six times he has faced the Ravens in Baltimore, including 1-0 in playoff games in the Ravens' home stadium. The total includes 19 touchdowns combined, to go with eight interceptions. The Ravens didn't sack Manning in four of the 10 games and sacked him once or not at all in eight of the games.