Broncos will be facing a healthier Ravens team this time

A month ago, Ray Lewis was a hopeless bystander on his home field as the Broncos ripped through his Baltimore Ravens.

Lewis, arguably the best middle linebacker in NFL history, will be an active participant in the Ravens' next game against the Broncos, which will be Saturday afternoon in a divisional-round AFC playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Bernard Pollard, a quality Ravens safety, also was inactive four weeks ago when the Broncos jumped out to a 31-3, fourth-quarter lead in Baltimore before coasting to victory.

Pollard was back knocking alligator arms into star receiver Reggie Wayne on Sunday as the Ravens decisively beat the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 in a wild-card game to earn a rematch with the Broncos in the next round.

"I think it's going to be a lot harder than when we faced them the first time," Broncos and former Ravens receiver Brandon Stokley said Sunday night. "They had a lot of injuries, especially defensively. I think a lot of those guys are back now. When they've got all their guys, they've got a great defense, especially in the red zone. And that's what hurt Indy."

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