Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco allowed the Broncos¿ defense to do what their offense seemingly couldn¿t: get in the end zone. Cornerback Aqib Talib got position on Steve Smith Sr., intercepted Flacco¿s pass and returned it 53 yards for the go-ahead score. Those were the decisive points as the Broncos dropped the Ravens, 19-13, in front of an announced 76,798 at Sports Authority Field.
No one on the Broncos will be asking who is David Bruton when they see his name listed as a starting safety for Sunday's season opener against the Baltimore Ravens. Bruton is tied with punter Britton Colquitt for longest Broncos tenure at seven years on the 53-player active roster. He also is starting his third season as special teams captain by vote of his teammates.
The Ravens endured that breakdown during their 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos when safety David Bruton shot through the gap between inside linebacker Arthur Brown and strong safety James Ihedigbo and deflected the football off of punter Sam Koch's foot.