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Ravens-Broncos Game Starts After Lightning Delay

Updated: Friday, September 6 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

The NFL season opener between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos began 33 minutes late and in a light drizzle.

The game was delayed from a 6:40 p.m. kickoff because of lightning.

Some of the Broncos took the field as a heavy rain began to fall. The Ravens came out of the tunnel moments later, to a chorus of boos from the crowd.

About the time of the national anthem, the rain began to taper off.

An announcement was made earlier in the stadium that any fans who wanted to seek shelter could go to the concourses. Very few of them left their seats.

After a 35-minute delay at the start of the game because of the threat of lightning in Denver, Peyton Manning and the Broncos provided their own version of football lightning in the NFL season opener.
  
Manning tied the NFL record with seven touchdown passes and the Broncos blitzed the Baltimore Ravens with 28 unanswered points to break open a close game and beat the defending Super Bowl champions 49-27.

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Ravens-Broncos Game Starts After Lightning Delay


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