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Manning’s three second half TD passes gives Broncos lead

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The third quarter hasn’t been kind to the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

Peyton Manning has thrown three touchdown passes in just over eight minutes of action in the second half as the Denver Broncos have surged to a commanding 35-17 lead over the Ravens.

On the opening drive of the half, Manning led the Broncos on a lightning quick (no pun intended) scoring drive. The Broncos went 80 yards in six plays with Manning connecting with Andre Caldwell for a 28-yard touchdown to put Denver ahead 21-17.

Shaun Phillips sacked Joe Flacco on third down to force a three-and-out for the Ravens and – as they did in January’s playoff match-up with Baltimore – the Broncos special teams unit came up with a big play. David Bruton blocked a punt from Sam Koch that gave Denver possession at the Ravens 10-yard line.

Two plays later, Manning hit Wes Welker for a 5-yard touchdown to give the Broncos a 28-17 lead. Another three-and-out from Baltimore gave the ball back to Manning and another touchdown soon followed. Denver marched 58 yards in nine plays with Manning and Welker hooking up again on a 2-yard touchdown pass to give the Broncos full control of the league’s season opener.

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59 Responses to “Manning’s three second half TD passes gives Broncos lead”
  1. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Sep 5, 2013 11:38 PM

    Anyone know where ravanator is

  2. Stiller43 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:39 PM

    Wow the ravens look bad. 5 TDs allowed in 2.5 quarters…flacco with 30 pass attempts and 10 points to show for if (save for the muffed punt by welker at the 2 yd line).

  3. bucrightoff says: Sep 5, 2013 11:43 PM

    Manning is worth $100 million a season if Flacco is worth $20 million.

  4. gadlaw2012 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:44 PM

    Humm, not bad. It started with a catch that wasn’t a catch but that was just the one play. And this is just one game. Too early to hoist the Super Bowl Trophy.

  5. patfic15 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:44 PM

    Peyton looks so much better this year.

  6. wisdomnfl says: Sep 5, 2013 11:45 PM

    Ravens ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha you stink

  7. southernpatriots says: Sep 5, 2013 11:45 PM

    Manning is doing what he needs to do to win, as always. Prima donna Flacco whom I thank for one of the winningest offensive coordinators in NFL history, Cam Cameron, for coming to my alma mater LSU and getting our abysmal offense off to a great start this season. The Ravens lost some good players in the off-season and that is hurting them in this game and will all season.

  8. peytonsneckl8 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:49 PM

    Ravens maybe 6-10 this year. Absolute embarrassment. HTTR

  9. thinkarez says: Sep 5, 2013 11:50 PM

    flacco is your
    $100 million quarterback?

    WHO DEY!

  10. truthfactory says: Sep 5, 2013 11:50 PM

    The only thing that has slowed their offense down is when they try to run the ball.

  11. theuglitruth says: Sep 5, 2013 11:51 PM

    Yep….where are those Ozzie fans now?

  12. blue18hutthutt says: Sep 5, 2013 11:51 PM

    Dirty scumbag Ravens starting to resort to cheap dirty play from getting embarassed on prime time

  13. joewilliesshnoz says: Sep 5, 2013 11:54 PM

    Baltimore sucks.

  14. s0merand0mguy says: Sep 5, 2013 11:54 PM

    Wow the Patriots are soooooo regretting letting go of Welker right now

  15. champgiff says: Sep 5, 2013 11:54 PM

    New England is going to miss the slot machine this year….

  16. justintuckrule says: Sep 5, 2013 11:57 PM

    C’mon goodell. This stinks. You’ve turned the league into a video game. The only people you’ve made happy are the fantasy dorks. Please give us some defense back. I got one foot out the door on this league. Believe me… I spend more on nfl tickets and merchandise than 50 ff players. Level the field and a least get rid of the Ty law rule.

  17. blacknole08 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:58 PM

    Meanwhile Flacco has NO ONE to throw the ball to. 43 pass attempts through 3 quarters and only completing half of them. On top of that that defense looks worn out.

    Gonna be a loooong year for the Ravens.

  18. commonsensedude says: Sep 6, 2013 12:02 AM

    Dear Obnoxious Ravens Fans Who Miss No Opportunity To Harass ‘Skins Fans (you know who you are):

    Maryland has ONE team that isn’t getting publicly humiliated on national TV tonight.

    To the decent Ravens fans out there, hope things turn around and your team pulls it out. To the couple of obnoxious ones who post on PFT – enjoy the game!!

  19. bighurt228 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:02 AM

    Baltimore has lost it’s heart and soul tonight…..getting their asses kicked all over the field. The excuses will be coming even after all their fans said their D would be better then last year and their ELITE QB. Would take them to the promised land….lol. Looks like 120 million well spent lol as the cap hits kick in yearly. They will be lucky to take 3rd in their division. Flunkco looks like he has the deer in the headlights look tonight….maybe he caught some overspray from ray ray (the murderer) from last year??

  20. wearethesteelers says: Sep 6, 2013 12:03 AM

    Manning clinic.

  21. blackhawks2010 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:04 AM

    Ravens are getting worked. Hard.

  22. gloryfromheaven says: Sep 6, 2013 12:06 AM

    Middle finger to the Raven fan base

    From, the Broncos fan base

  23. broncosnative says: Sep 6, 2013 12:07 AM

    Lets go for 7 TD passes manning, go and stick it to them

  24. dezertdweller says: Sep 6, 2013 12:08 AM

    how bout up’n the ant’e to 4 Td’s in 2nd half and counting! 6 TD’s overall! (so far)

  25. buzzbeaubank says: Sep 6, 2013 12:09 AM

    Good luck in the AFCCG next week! Oh wait…

  26. jrebar88 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:09 AM

    Where are the haters at??? #RespectTheORANGE

  27. 7pints says: Sep 6, 2013 12:09 AM

    Earlier today some jackass troll called wearethechampsandyourenot requested that Bronco fans come talk to him after the game. Well, the game is not over but the whippin is epic. What say you now, troll?

  28. 5niner says: Sep 6, 2013 12:10 AM

    Joe Flacco’s effort, is that what $120 mil these days.

  29. pooflingingmonkey says: Sep 6, 2013 12:10 AM

    Flacco looks like he could care less, but that’s how he always looks.

  30. Steeley McBeam says: Sep 6, 2013 12:11 AM

    I’m loving every second of this, I think I’ll leave it on until its over.

    Ravens sure aren’t missing any of those guys Ozzie let go. Ha!

  31. poormanspoison says: Sep 6, 2013 12:13 AM

    Hey didle didle ray rice first on the bus home gna sit in the middle

  32. steelcurtainn says: Sep 6, 2013 12:15 AM

    The Ravens are Pathetic! What a Blowout! This is what should have happen last year if goodell wasn’t calling the shots for ray ray to go out with a win.

  33. iseek11 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:16 AM

    Chirp…

    Where are all the obnoxious Raven fans? Seriously.
    All that trash talking for weeks if not months and now…nothing?

    Gutless.

  34. nananatman says: Sep 6, 2013 12:17 AM

    This game is getting sloppy.

  35. tampaskinsfan says: Sep 6, 2013 12:17 AM

    Hopefully this beat down will cool you Ravens fans down a bit who couldn’t shut up during the offseason, However most of you (Ravonator) seem to lack the intelligence so it’s probably just wishful thinking.

  36. st1llerz1 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:20 AM

    Alright I surrender, 6 td passes has made me admit joe flaccid really is worth $120,000,000! What’s that you say? Oh, it’s Payton Manning with 6 td passes.

    But wait a minute, haven’t all the luckimore fans been crowing about that rebuilt defense that was going to be so much better than last year’s defense that sucked?

    Let the excuses start to roll…

    As the Nest Burns…

    GO STEELERS!

  37. notoriousjebus says: Sep 6, 2013 12:22 AM

    I appreciate that you guys want to moderate the heck out of the comments section; however, you really need to have someone working during the night games during the season. Without the comments, these game updates are pretty weak.

  38. shadowcell says: Sep 6, 2013 12:23 AM

    Danny Trevathan is a dead man walking, though.

  39. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 6, 2013 12:24 AM

    Congratulations to that Denver defender for giving back Flacco his pick 6 and not making it 49 points for Denver. But this is Flacco world, where 4-leaf clovers frolic with rabbit’s feet, and quarterbacks who do nothing the second halves of Super Bowls get bailed out by 108-yard kick returns. Oh how nice it is to live in Flacco world, where everybody else does the work, and you collect the big money! Yahoo!

  40. realfootballfan says: Sep 6, 2013 12:28 AM

    Joe Flacco better learn how to give some of those “speeches that don’t even make sense” because the Ravens looked awful tonight. Even when they had the lead, it was like you were waiting for the other shoe to drop.

  41. ponderthedumpoffking says: Sep 6, 2013 12:28 AM

    The Ravens look flat out bad.

    The Bengals will win the division, and I don’t see the Ravens even making the playoffs.

  42. edithpiaf51 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:33 AM

    why couldnt peyton play this well against the ravens in playoffs last year? also its not all just peyton, its welker, woodard, miller, ball, and many others. the entire team was great. yes peyton got his 5 TD passes

  43. ravonatorswallowsspunk says: Sep 6, 2013 12:42 AM

    ahhaaaaaaaaa haaaaaa haaaa haaaaa.

    Way to show up for the first game chumps.

    Gonna be a long year.

    Cheers!

  44. necr0philia says: Sep 6, 2013 12:43 AM

    Joe is so OVERRATED. Now we will see what kind of QB he is with a sorry team!

  45. Anoesis says: Sep 6, 2013 12:44 AM

    Ravens better milk that “defending Super Bowl champions” moniker ’cause it won’t last past this season.

    Manning with seven TD passes against them in this game. Hasn’t happened since 1969. Broncos would have 56 points if not for the prematurely dropped pick-6. What a beat down.

  46. ravonatorswallowsspunk says: Sep 6, 2013 12:44 AM

    Wait… now the offense shows up? put it up and pray for the pass interference….

    Ahhhhhhhhh haaaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaa.

    Thanks you guys. we needed a laugh.

    Cheers!

  47. belicheckisgod says: Sep 6, 2013 12:45 AM

    Wow! Ugly ugly ugly. Game isn’t even interesting to watch, feel like I’m watching a madden game on rookie. Ravens are pitiful. No fan of Manning but he looks totally unstoppable. Flacco looks dumb founded (looks like when you lose the air bombs to a player like Boldin you no longer are “elite”)

  48. jrcoop says: Sep 6, 2013 12:45 AM

    I thought all the experts said the Ravens defense was going to be better this year than last.

  49. thetroofishere says: Sep 6, 2013 12:48 AM

    Ozzie must’ve thought Joe Flacco could play WR and DB all in the same game.

  50. bighurt228 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:50 AM

    Unibrow with the deer antler spray in the eyes look….lol

  51. belicheckisgod says: Sep 6, 2013 12:51 AM

    Are the Broncos “running up the score” just wondering if that only applies to the Patriots? I mean was there any reason to throw that 7th touchdown outside of rubbing it in? There’s a minute left and manning is still in, they are sending a message to the rest of the league…. Watch the f out!

  52. steelcurtainn says: Sep 6, 2013 12:51 AM

    Ravens=Overrated

  53. jaggedmark says: Sep 6, 2013 12:51 AM

    The ‘greatest regular season QB in NFL history’ has done it again.

  54. malvaren18 says: Sep 6, 2013 1:01 AM

    MVP NO. 18 and he wasn’t playing to his level or it could of been 10 TD’s

  55. denbronx says: Sep 6, 2013 1:25 AM

    Where’s werethechampsandyourenot ????

    You ran your mouth all offseason buddy.

    How did you like 49-27???

  56. stubidaciou says: Sep 6, 2013 4:35 AM

    Wow, what a great regular season QB. He has a place in the hall over in the corner just ahead of Jim Kelley and next to Trent Dilfer as one win Super Bowls.
    Tee Martin called and said he is too bisy to show you his ’98 National Championship again. Andew Luck is on line two and wants you to pick up those old recorlds. The Patriots are on line 3 wanting a reuion in January to see you throw your team mates under the bus while makeing more it’s not me faces. Nabisco wants a refund as the Double Stuff Racing Leaugue did not do too well. That’s OK, keep focused on marketing and not your next opponent.

  57. malvaren18 says: Sep 6, 2013 2:06 PM

    Welker was a great addition to this offense, I bet The Patriots are kicking themselves for not resigning this guy, the best at his position in the NFL.

  58. footballchic777 says: Sep 6, 2013 2:10 PM

    As a Bengals fan, these posts have been a most enjoyable read! Thanks!

  59. edithpiaf51 says: Sep 6, 2013 2:33 PM

    Welker was awesome but Peyton gets all the credit. they forget all the others that contributed. why couldn’t Peyton throw 7 TD passes against the Ravens in the playoffs last year????

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