Manning's Seven TD's Leads Broncos Past Ravens
Published on September 6 2013 10:20 am
Last Updated on September 6 2013 10:20 am
Written by Millie Lange
(Denver, CO) -- Peyton Manning threw for 462 yards and tied the NFL-record with seven touchdown passes, as the Broncos opened up the 2013 season with a 49-27 rout of the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Manning is the sixth quarterback in league history to throw seven TD's in a game and first since Minnesota's Joe Kapp in 1969. Manning says they couldn't let up against a team like the Ravens.
Demaryius Thomas had five catches for 161 yards and two TD's, while Wes Welker and Julius Thomas also had two scores each for the Broncos, who put up 28 straight points to open the second half en route to the lopsided victory. Welker had a game-high nine catches in his Broncos debut. Joe Flacco finished 34-of-62 for 362 yards with two TD's and two interceptions for the Ravens, who are coming off their second title in franchise history. Ray Rice found the end zone but finished with just 71 yards of total offense. The 49 points allowed by Baltimore are the most in franchise history. The start of the game was delayed over 30 minutes due to lightning.
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(Chicago, IL) -- Two teams with postseason expectations meet at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon as the Bears welcome in the Cincinnati Bengals to Chicago. The Bears came up just short of the playoffs last season at 10-6 in the NFC North, losing out via tie-breaker to divisional foe Minnesota. Chicago is without linebacker Brian Urlacher, who after not reaching an agreement with the team, retired in the offseason. This is also the first game for new head coach Marc Trestman, who took over for Lovie Smith.
NFC West Rivals Cardinals And Rams Battle
(St. Louis, MO) -- In what is considered by many to be the NFL's toughest division, two of the teams begin the 2013 season against each other with the Cardinals traveling to St. Louis to meet the Rams. Despite finishing 7-8-and-1, the Rams actually had the best record within the NFC West in 2012 at 4-1-and-1 including two wins over Arizona.
Thursday, September 5 Scoreboard
Denver Broncos 49, Baltimore Ravens 27