No matter what the Broncos have said this week, they've been waiting all offseason for this match-up. The Mile High air could be a challenge for the Ravens in the season opener.
Broncos 28, Ravens 24
Ravens face a nearly impossible task in beating Denver on the road.
Ravens 26, Broncos 23
Forget about that eight-point spread. Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil are going to make Peyton Manning very uncomfortable, Ray Rice is going to run for 120 yards and the Ravens are going to be so happy they got to play in Denver before the first ice storm.
Broncos 27, Ravens 19
The Ravens have never lost a season opener under John Harbaugh, but they did not play a team like the Broncos with Peyton Manning on the road in Week 1.
Ravens 24, Broncos 21
Pass-rushing edge makes the difference as Ravens' offense relies heavily on running back Ray Rice with Joe Flacco not fully in sync yet with new targets.
Broncos 27, Ravens 17
It's tough to pick against the Ravens in a season opener, but this assignment couldn't be any tougher. The Broncos are home, they are ultra-talented and they've been waiting for this game for eight months.
Stan "The Fan" Charles
Ravens 33, Broncos 30