The Denver Broncos went into Baltimore Sunday, and punched the Ravens right in the mouth, slamming Baltimore for a 34-17 win.
Chris Harris sealed the deal for the most part with a 98-yard pick six with :15 left in the first half, a momentum-turning touchdown that put the Broncos up 17-0 at the half.
Down 10-0 late in the first half, the Ravens had a first-and-goal at the Denver 4 when Harris stepped in front of Anquan Boldin, picked off a pass by Joe Flacco and sprinted down the right sideline with Flacco in pursuit.
The quarterback tripped up Harris, who tumbled into the end zone, leaving Flacco flat on his stomach and with a cut lip.
The win puts the Broncos in great shape to still be possibly as high as the two-seed in the playoffs, but they need to keep winning to catch the Pats and Texans.
Peyton Manning threw for 204 yards and a score in his ninth consecutive win against Baltimore, the first with the Broncos (11-3).
As for Baltimore, they have lost three straight – including two in a row at home for the first time since December 2007. The Ravens trailed 31-3 in the fourth quarter before Flacco threw touchdown passes of 31 and 61 yards to tight end Dennis Pitta.
Flacco went 20 for 40 for 254 yards, lost a fumble and threw an interception. Ray Rice ran for 38 yards on 12 carries and the Ravens produced just 56 yards rushing.
Eric Decker caught eight passes for 133 yards and Knowshon Moreno finished with 118 yards rushing on 22 carries.