It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for. The 2013 NFL season kicks off tonight as the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens visit the Denver Broncos. The Ravens title defense returns to the place where the captured the AFC title last season in a memorable AFC Championship game.
For the Ravens this season, two key leaders on defense are gone in Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. The Broncos will be a tough test for the new look Ravens defense with Peyton Manning having a new weapon in Wes Welker.
Ravens — Arthur Jones (out), Brandon Williams (doubtful), Deonte Thompson (doubtful), Ryan Jensen (doubtful)
Broncos — Champ Bailey (out), C.J. Anderson (out), Joel Dreessen (out), Chris Kuper (doubtful)
- Santonio Holmes practiced on Wednesday on a limited basis, but isn’t publicly saying he’ll be able to play on Sunday (but he probably will).
- Rodney White and Asante Samuel returned to practice on Wednesday for the Falcons.
- Manti Te’o still isn’t practicing for the Chargers and seems unlikely to play on Sunday.
- Patrick Willis practiced without a cast on Wednesday (wearing a glove instead) and looks to be able to play on Sunday versus the Packers.
- According to the Buffalo News, safety Jarius Byrd, who signed his franchise tender, is trying to get traded.
Happy opening night of football everyone! Enjoy some real football.