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