Lightning delays start of Ravens-Broncos game

PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Published:

DENVER (AP) -- The start of the NFL season opener between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos was delayed Thursday night because of lightning.

The pregame festivities began on time, but the kickoff was pushed back 15 minutes to 6:55 p.m. An announcement was made in the stadium that any fans who wanted to seek shelter could go to the concourses. Very few of them left their seats.

There was no rain at the stadium, although the sky was overcast.

The national anthem and player introductions were delayed.

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