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Scouting report for Ravens vs. Broncos

Scouting report for Ravens vs. Broncos

RAVENS PASSING GAME: It will be interesting to see new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell's influence on the play-calling and game plan. The expectation is that the Ravens will loosen the reins on quarterback Joe Flacco, who feels he's at his best in the no-huddle offense. Flacco threw three first-half touchdowns in last Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins, but he turned the ball over twice. Wide receiver Torrey Smith has three catches or fewer in four of his past five games.

BRONCOS PASSING GAME: Peyton Manning may not be the same quarterback who beat the Ravens eight consecutive times as an Indianapolis Colt from 2002 to 2009, but he...