BALTIMORE -- The Ravens defense is going to be short-handed when it faces the Broncos and Peyton Manning on Sunday.
The Ravens' top three tacklers -- safety Bernard Pollard and inside linebackers Jameel McClain and Dannell Ellerbe -- are all inactive. Brendon Ayanbadejo, a top special-teams player, and Josh Bynes, an undrafted player, will start at inside linebacker for the Ravens. James Ihedigbo, a former Patriots safety, will replace Pollard.
Here are the inactives: