Manning ties record in Denver win
Peyton Manning tied the NFL record with seven touchdown passes as the Denver Broncos opened the new season with a 49-27 defeat of Baltimore.
Manning became just the sixth man to achieve the feat and the first since Minnesota's Joe Kapp in 1969 as the reigning Super Bowl champions were defeated.
A 33-minute delay for lightning did little to quell the atmosphere inside Mile High Stadium.
And when the action did get under way the crowd were treated to a masterclass from Manning, who threw two TD passes each to Wes Welker, Julius Thomas and Demaryius Thomas and one to Andre Caldwell.
His Ravens counterpart, Joe Flacco, threw two touchdowns but was also intercepted twice.