Ravens to open in Denver?

Ravens to open in Denver?
April 9, 2013, 10:30 am
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Reports are starting to come out that the Ravens might be opening the 2013 season in Denver against the AFC West champs. 

The Denver Post says in an article today that there's a "strong possibility" that coach John Harbaugh's Ravens are going to open the season out west in the same spot they pulled off one of their best playoff victories last year en route to the Super Bowl title. 

In addition, the article said that "at the NFL owners meetings last month, two Ravens sources said they expect to play in Denver for their Thursday, Sept. 5, opener."

There's also a tweet from 105.7 that says basically the same thing thing-- "Breaking: @Ravens will reportedly open #NFL regular season 149 days from today on Thursday night, Sept. 5th."

The NFL usually lets the Super Bowl champion be the team that starts the following season. That's usually at home on a Thursday night, but the Ravens and Orioles ran into scheduling problems that couldn't be fixed on that day, so the game will be taken to the road. 

The Denver Post article also said the NFL will make its schedule public on April 16. This game also would have a lot of fan interest nationally because the Ravens beat Denver, 38-35, in a double-overtime playoff thriller in January on a very cold day in Denver.