A lightning storm delayed the start of the NFL season, as fans were forced to wait 33 extra minutes before they got to see the game begin. It turned out to be quite fitting, because when the game finally kicked off, we saw an electric Broncos offense led by Peyton Manning.
It was a record-setting night for the Broncos, as Manning threw seven touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens. He was simply on fire in the second half, and the Ravens' defense had no answer for the future Hall of Fame quarterback.
The Ravens' 49-27 loss to the Broncos was the worst by a defending Super Bowl champion in a season opener in NFL history.
We learned quite a bit about what to expect from the Broncos going forward in 2013. We saw an unstoppable passing game, an effective pass rush without Von Miller and a tight end who could be a superstar.
The Broncos also gave us a little more clarity at the running back position, and they also answered some questions about their secondary depth.
It was an incredible game to watch, and we could certainly have more 40-point games in the future for the Broncos.
Here are 10 things we learned from the Denver Bronco's season-opening victory.