Sep 5, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the Baltimore Ravens enter the field before the start of the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Severe lightning in the Denver area caused a delay to the game. You might want to blame the presence of Ryan Seacrest for that one. The game ended up beginning at 9:12 p.m. EST.
Rookie Marlon Brown, not Jacoby Jones, started the game at wide receiver opposite of Torrey Smith.
Vonta Leach records the first touchdown of the season for the Ravens. It almost felt right considering the whole situation between him and the Ravens in the off-season.
Daryl Smith, who has been impressive all preseason for the Ravens, almost had an interception off of Peyton Manning early in the second quarter. For a 31 year old, who struggled with injuries all last season, he has looked good in pass coverage.
Chris Harris intercepts Joe Flacco early in the second quarter. It wasn’t necessarily a bad throw from Flacco, it was more so a really good jump from Harris.
Despite the slow start from the Ravens special teams, they did end up recovering a muffed punt return by Wes Welker. On that same drive, Ray Rice rushed for a touchdown.
Terrell Suggs, of course, gets the first of many sacks for the Ravens.
The second half opens up and Elvis Dumervil gets his first sack as a Raven. Let’s not forget he was playing against his former team tonight.
Everyone, not named Ladarius Webb, has struggled in the secondary tonight for the Ravens. Both Jimmy Smith and Michael Huff were beaten multiple times tonight.
Joe Flacco has been his usual self tonight, forcing the deep throw on almost every pass he has thrown.
Joe Flacco throws his second interception of the night, this time to Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan. Trevathan actually almost had a pick six on the interception, but ended up dropping the ball right before he stepped into the end zone.
Peyton Manning finishes the game with seven touchdowns. The Ravens secondary cannot repeat this type of performance if they want to repeat as champions.
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