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Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) celebrates his touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

NFL kickoff: Ravens vs. Broncos

The Denver Broncos hosted the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the NFL season opener Thursday at Mile High Stadium.

Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) pulls
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Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) pulls in a pass that he ran in for a touchdown as Baltimore Ravens free safety Michael Huff (29) defends during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Denver Broncos fans listen to the national anthem
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Denver Broncos fans listen to the national anthem after waiting out a rain and lightning delay before an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Broncos in Denver. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice runs for
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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice runs for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) celebrates his
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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) celebrates his interception against the Baltimore Ravens with teammates Robert Ayers (91) and Mike Adams (20) during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones falls after
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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones falls after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (30) is
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Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (30) is tripped up as Denver Broncos' Wesley Woodyard (52) and Kevin Vickerson (99) defend during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas celebrates his
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Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas celebrates his touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) celebrates
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Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) celebrates his touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

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Denver Broncos coach John Fox looks at the
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Denver Broncos coach John Fox looks at the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Baltimore Ravens running back Vonta Leach (44) scores
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Baltimore Ravens running back Vonta Leach (44) scores a touchdown as Denver Broncos outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) tries to stop him during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Denver Broncos fans wait out a rain and
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Denver Broncos fans wait out a rain and lightning delay before an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Broncos. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Denver Broncos safety Duke Ihenacho (33) celebrates his
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Denver Broncos safety Duke Ihenacho (33) celebrates his tackle of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) is
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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) is tackled by Denver Broncos safety Duke Ihenacho during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throws as
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throws as Denver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers (91) pursues during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Baltimore Ravens strong safety James Ihedigbo (32) breaks
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Baltimore Ravens strong safety James Ihedigbo (32) breaks up a pass intended for Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco looks to throw
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco looks to throw in the rain against the Denver Broncos during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws under
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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws under pressure from Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks to
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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks to throw against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half. (Sept. 5, 2013)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning makes a call
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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning makes a call in the rain during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Fans are advised of severe weather prior to
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Fans are advised of severe weather prior to an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Fans try to keep dry prior to an
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Fans try to keep dry prior to an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Storm clouds gather as fireworks are launched prior
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Storm clouds gather as fireworks are launched prior to an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Balloons are released prior to an NFL football
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Balloons are released prior to an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

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Keith Urban, second from right, performs during an
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Keith Urban, second from right, performs during an NFL Kickoff event in Baltimore, to celebrate the season-opening NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos in Denver. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Keith Urban performs during an NFL Kickoff event
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Keith Urban performs during an NFL Kickoff event in Baltimore to celebrate the opening NFL football game of the season between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Fans cheer prior to an NFL football game
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Fans cheer prior to an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Fans arrive for a game between the Denver
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Fans arrive for a game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

A Denver Broncos fan photographs a mural of
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A Denver Broncos fan photographs a mural of Peyton Manning outside the stadium prior to a game between the Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

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Fans tailgate outside the stadium prior to a
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Fans tailgate outside the stadium prior to a game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

From left to right, Joshua Buchanan, Zophie Buchanan,
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From left to right, Joshua Buchanan, Zophie Buchanan, Zonia Buchanan and Xavria Buchanan tailgate before a game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

A Denver Broncos fan stands under a mural
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A Denver Broncos fan stands under a mural of Peyton Manning prior to a game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Denver Broncos Executive Vice President John Elway stands
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Denver Broncos Executive Vice President John Elway stands on the sidelines prior to a game between the Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco warms up prior
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco warms up prior to the Ravens' game against the Denver Broncos. (Sept. 5, 2013)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning warms up prior
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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning warms up prior to the Broncos' game against the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning warms up prior
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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning warms up prior to the Broncos' game against the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker warms up
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker warms up prior to the Broncos' game against the Baltimore Ravens. (Sept. 5, 2013)

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