Ravens-Broncos game starts after lightning delay

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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 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.


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