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Ravens overcome rough start to beat Broncos, 27-14, and move into tie for first place in AFC North

Ravens overcome rough start to beat Broncos, 27-14, and move into tie for first place in AFC North

Ninety minutes before kickoff Sunday, the Ravens announced the news they had partly expected but hoped would never come. Linebacker C.J. Mosley was out. Defensive tackle Michael Pierce was out. A defense that had been shredded through much of its first loss of the season was missing two of its top players, not to mention the already suspended Jimmy Smith at cornerback.

Not even two minutes after kickoff Sunday, the Ravens were down a touchdown. That, they hadn’t expected. An offense that came alive late in that Week 2 setback against the Cincinnati Bengals had stalled as quickly as it had started, and the team’s normally reliable special teams had been put on a highlight...

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