Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • BAL 393
    • 510 DEN
  • Turnovers

    • BAL 2
    • 2 DEN
  • Possession

    BAL DEN
    26:12 33:48
  • 1st Downs

    • BAL 24
    • 24 DEN

Game Information

Sports Authority Field at Mile High
,
Coverage: NBC
  • Denver, CO 80204
  • Line: DEN -7.5
Attendance: 76,977
100%
Capacity: 76,125
Referees: Walt Coleman

Scoring Summary

NBC1234T
Ravens71001027
Broncos014211449
first QuarterBALDEN
TD
7:17
Vonta Leach 2 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco
10 plays, 80 yards, 3:58
60
XP
7:11
Justin Tucker Kick is Good
10 plays, 80 yards, 3:58
70
second QuarterBALDEN
TD
11:40
Julius Thomas 24 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
1 play, 24 yards, 0:05
77
XP
11:35
Matt Prater Kick is Good
1 play, 24 yards, 0:05
77
TD
8:08
Ray Rice 1 Yard Run
9 play, 41 yard, 0:05
137
XP
8:03
Justin Tucker Kick is Good
9 play, 41 yard, 0:05
147
TD
5:41
Julius Thomas 23 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
6 plays, 80 yards, 2:29
1413
XP
5:34
Matt Prater Kick is Good
6 plays, 80 yards, 2:29
1414
FG
0:10
Justin Tucker 25 Yard Field Goal is Good
13 plays, 82 yards, 3:12
1714
third QuarterBALDEN
TD
12:37
Andre Caldwell 28 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
6 plays, 80 yards, 2:30
1720
XP
12:30
Matt Prater Kick is Good
6 plays, 80 yards, 2:30
1721
TD
10:34
Wes Welker 5 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
2 plays, 10 yards, 0:40
1727
XP
10:28
Matt Prater Kick is Good
2 plays, 10 yards, 0:40
1728
TD
6:42
Wes Welker 2 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
9 plays, 60 yards, 2:29
1734
XP
6:37
Matt Prater Kick is Good
9 plays, 60 yards, 2:29
1735
fourth QuarterBALDEN
TD
13:19
Demaryius Thomas 26 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
5 plays, 56 yards, 1:33
1741
XP
13:13
Matt Prater Kick is Good
5 plays, 56 yards, 1:33
1742
TD
10:32
Marlon Brown 13 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco
7 plays, 38 yards, 1:38
2342
XP
10:28
Justin Tucker Kick is Good
7 plays, 38 yards, 1:38
2442
FG
5:33
Justin Tucker 30 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 57 yards, 2:38
2742
TD
4:42
Demaryius Thomas 78 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
3 plays, 80 yards, 0:59
2748
XP
4:30
Matt Prater Kick is Good
3 plays, 80 yards, 0:59
2749

Research Notes

  • Joe Flacco started the game strong, completing 11 of his first 15 passes, with only one incompletion due to an off-target pass. Once he threw his first interception, things fell apart for the Super Bowl MVP. He completed less than 50% of his passes the rest of the way, with 10 off-target passes, all of which were overthrown.

  • Joe Flacco completed 2-of-8 passes more than 20 yards downfield Thursday, compared with 4-of-7 and 3 touchdowns when these teams last met. Four of Flacco's 6 incompletions on such throws Thursday were overthrown, and no quarterback has more overthrows on such deep passes than Flacco since the start of last season.

  • Peyton Manning threw 4 touchdowns when the Ravens sent at least 5 pass rushers Thursday, all in the second half. The Ravens sent extra pass rushers 12 times in the 2nd half (2 times in the 1st half), not finding the same success they had against Manning last postseason.**The Ravens defense allowed 259 yards after the catch Thursday (120 YAC from Demaryius Thomas), more than any defense had allowed in a game during the previous 2 seasons. The Broncos offense had a combined 136 yards after the catch in two meetings against the Ravens last season.

  • Peyton Manning threw 4 touchdowns on throws at least 15 yards downfield, becoming the 3rd quarterback since 2008 to throw 4 such touchdowns in a single game (Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers). Manning's downfield touch has been better since returning from his neck injury, completing 51.1% of his passes at least 15 yards downfield, compared with 41.9% in the 3 seasons prior to the injury.

  • This was the 6th-largest season-opening win ever by the Broncos.

  • Teammates With 100 Rec Yds and 2 Rec TD - Season Opener In Super Bowl Era (Since 1966)

    19662013
    TeamCowboysBroncos
    PlayersBob HayesDemaryius Thomas
    Dan ReevesJulius Thomas

  • Peyton Manning now has more wins against the Ravens than any other starting QB.

  • Peyton Manning is the only player in NFL history to have three games with 6 passing touchdowns.

  • The Broncos had 4 sacks on Thursday without suspended linebacker Von Miller.The Broncos had just 1 sack in 100 snaps last season with Miller off the field.

  • From Elias: The 22-point loss is the worst in a season opener by a defending Super Bowl champ.

  • 7 Pass TD In Single Game - NFL History

    ThursdayPeyton Manning
    1969Joe Kapp
    1962Y.A. Tittle
    1961George Blanda
    1954Adrian Burk
    1943Sid Luckman

  • The Ravens started the season without 2 of their top 5 receivers, with Anquan Boldin leaving Baltimore and Dennis Pitta being injured. Jacoby Jones, who finished last season with 406 Rec yds, suffered a right knee sprain tonight vs Broncos, leaving the Ravens with an even more depleted receiving corp.

  • Julius Thomas is the 1st Broncos player with at least 2 receiving TD in a season opener since Ed McCaffrey in 1999 (3 TD).

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