Lightning delays start of Ravens-Broncos game

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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, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

DENVER (AP) — The start of the NFL season opener between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos was delayed Thursday night because of lightning.

There was no definitive time for kickoff, which had been scheduled for 6:40 p.m. An announcement was made in the stadium that any fans who wanted to seek shelter could go to the concourses. Very few of them left their seats.

Although there was no rain at the stadium, the sky was overcast.

The national anthem and player introductions also were delayed.


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