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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco talks on the phone on the sidelines in the fourth quarter in their NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco talks on the phone on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

NFL opener - Ravens at Broncos

September 6, 2013

The Denver Broncos have waited almost eight months for their chance to avenge last season's dramatic divisional playoff loss to a Baltimore Ravens team that appears ready for the challenge.



Minus some familiar faces, the Super Bowl champion Ravens kick off the 2013 season Thursday night against the host Broncos, who hope to achieve the goal they fell short of a year ago.

Associated Press

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