BALTIMORE -- Baltimore will have to short-circuit the MacBook to have a chance at beating Denver next Saturday. Remove the hard drive. Pour beer on the keyboard. Take a hammer to the screen. Whatever works.
That's the only way -- the only way -- the Ravens can beat the Broncos in Denver in that altitude at that stadium.
Wait. What? Let Ravens safety Bernard Pollard explain:
"We've got the MacBook that's going to be under center," Pollard said shortly after Baltimore ended the feel-good story of the season by beating the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 in a first-round playoff game. "That dude is a freaking computer man. He's one of the best in the game."
I've heard Peyton Manning called many things, but MacBook is a new one. It fits, though. Ravens killer would be another. When these next four weeks are all said and done, two-time Super Bowl champion might also be appropriate. Maybe even two-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player and five-time National Football League MVP.
Manning has the Broncos right where John Elway envisioned when the Broncos' vice president of football operations pulled off the coup of the offseason and signed the biggest free agent in NFL history.
I hope Denver gets routed on Saturday