Ravens-Broncos Week 1 picks

Monique Jones

Broncos 34, Ravens 28


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.

Mike Preston


Broncos 28, Ravens 24

Ravens face a nearly impossible task in beating Denver on the road.

Peter Schmuck

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.

Matt Vensel

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.


Aaron Wilson

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.

Jeff Zrebiec

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

Peyton Manning will pick apart the Ravens' evolving "D," but who says Joe Flacco can't do the same thing to a weakened Broncos "D?" Justin Tucker's four FGs lift Ravens over Matt Prater's three FGs.