Sports aficionados, rejoice! Football season is upon us once again. For this year's NFL regular season opener, the Broncos will host last year's Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens. And after last year's postseason loss in overtime, this beloved hometown team is looking to come back with a vengeance.
Although the defending Super Bowl champions have won 12 of the last 13 season openers, the Ravens are the first to defend their title while on the road. This game is bound to be a highlight of the much-anticipated upcoming season; Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will face off against Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in what's sure to be an intense matchup down to the very last second.
Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30pm Thursday, September 5th at Sports Authority Field. Come rain or shine, these players will come together in one of the most compelling individual matchups thus far. And with an 11-game streak under their belts from last season, the Broncos are hoping to set a similar pace for this upcoming year.
So grab your sports garb and check out some of your favorite players. While each team is sporting some new faces, there's still plenty of veterans on the docket. Attendees can also enjoy country performer Keith Urban, who's set to launch the opener with a performance during NBC's pregame show. Let the brews, rivalries, and heartaches commence, as the 94th regular season of the National Football League gets underway. With two teams that each have something to prove, this won't be something you want to miss.