Ravens vs. Broncos Season Opener Delayed 'Indefinitely' Due to Lightning

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistSeptember 5, 2013

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 5: Fans wait in their seats as a weather delay is displayed on the jumbotron prior to the game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 5, 2013 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Apparently, Mother Nature wasn't told Thursday was the kickoff to the 2013 NFL season.

A severe lightning storm in the Denver area placed the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos' season opener in an indefinite delay:

America wanted football, it got weather issues. Indefinite delay for Ravens-Broncos.

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 6, 2013 

The game was delayed 34 minutes before beginning. ESPN Stats & Info's team confirmed that the delay was the exact length as Baltimore suffered in its Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers:

The 34-minute weather delay in the Ravens-Broncos game is the same length of the delay in last season's Super Bowl

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 6, 2013