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Lightning Delays NFL Game Between Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens

September 6, 2013

DENVER -- The NFL's 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. local time 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. 

(MORE: Lightning Kills More Men Than Women)

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 left their seats.

The temperature at kickoff was 83 degrees, a drastic change from when Baltimore and Denver met at Mile High in January for a playoff game. Back then, the temperature was 13 degrees as the Ravens ended the Broncos' season 38-35 in double overtime.

The Broncos won Thursday night's game 49-27.

Below are reports from throughout social media regarding the lightning delay shortly before the highly anticipated professional football season opener.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report


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