Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos got the 2013 NFL season started on the right note as the veteran quarterback tied a league record with seven touchdowns, leading to a big home win on national TV.
Trailing 17-14 at half time, Denver drove straight down the field to start the second half and the team never looked back as they beat last year's Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens 49-27.
Manning finished the night completing 27 of 42 passes for 462 yards, but it was the momentum the Broncos built off Ravens mistakes that led to a big win to open the year with a big win.
The Broncos struggled to run the ball, especially late in the game when they were looking to run out some clock, but their veteran signal caller made the big plays when needed and Denver got a bit of revenge for their playoff loss last season.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was hit-and-miss on the night as last years Super Bowl MVP went 34 of 62 for 362 yards and two scores, but two interceptions, four sacks, and constant pressure from the Broncos defense in the second half was just too much for he and Baltimore to overcome.