Broncos jump out to early lead

December, 16, 2012
12/16/12
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BALTIMORE -- The Denver Broncos have started slow often this season.

That hasn’t been a problem Sunday. In a pivotal AFC game, Denver has jumped out to a 10-0 lead at Baltimore.

After settling for a field goal in the red zone early, the Broncos -- who were 2-of-7 in the red zone last week in Oakland -- went on a long scoring drive, culminating by a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Jacob Hester. It's Hester’s first game active as a Bronco.

Denver’s defense has been tremendous. The Ravens lost a fumble on their third play of their first drive and went three-and-out on their next four drives. They got their first first down on their sixth series.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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