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Shannon Sharpe's second-quarter pinball catch and 58-yard run for a touchdown broke the game wide open for the Ravens. AP

Defensive domination

Ravens rout Broncos 21-3 to advance

If defense does indeed win championships, the Baltimore Ravens have a pretty good shot at the Super Bowl XXXV crown. The Ravens shut down the Broncos' powerful offense, limiting Denver to 177 total yards in their 21-3 wild-card win in Baltimore on Sunday.

Boom Box: Ravens roll over Broncos
Postseason History: Denver | Baltimore
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Gus Frerotte had four passes batted down, fumbled two snaps and was sacked four times.
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Sharpe turns wrong route into right play for Ravens
Shannon Sharpe caught three passes for 73 yards and a touchdown against his former team.
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Broncos' Anderson shut down by Ravens' defense
Baltimore didn't allow a 100-yard rusher for the 34th consecutive game.
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Lower seeds dangerous in wild-card round
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Y2K shenanigans leave road to Tampa open
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Broncos' tandem reaches 100 receptions
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