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Vonta Leach scores the first touchdown of the NFL season

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For much of this offseason, it appeared that Vonta Leach wouldn’t even be on the Ravens this year. But in fact he’s there with his teammates to open the season in Denver, and he just scored the first touchdown of this NFL season.

Leach, the veteran fullback who was released and then re-signed by the Ravens this offseason, caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to give the Ravens a 7-0 lead over the Broncos.

The touchdown capped a 10-play, 80-yard drive by the Ravens that saw Flacco march the offense down the field much like he did through last year’s playoffs. The Ravens’ offense is looking good.

Baltimore benefited from starting that drive at the 20-yard line after a touchback. Denver’s Andre Caldwell was in position to down the punt deep in Baltimore territory, but the ball bounced into the end zone.

Now Denver needs Peyton Manning to respond.

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25 Responses to “Vonta Leach scores the first touchdown of the NFL season”
  1. joetoronto says: Sep 5, 2013 9:38 PM

    Like a hot knife through orange butter

  2. blacknole08 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:40 PM

    Funny… he wins a SB, gets cut, re-signs taking a pay-cut, and scores the first TD. Also opened the way for some good runs by Pierce and Rice on that drive.

    FBs should get more respect.

  3. ravensfansc says: Sep 5, 2013 9:41 PM

    Real key on that drive was Torrey, had two third down conversions.

  4. thepftpoet says: Sep 5, 2013 9:42 PM

    The AFC is weak this year….

    NFC > AFC

    #TheAFCisallgirls

  5. imthedudedude says: Sep 5, 2013 9:42 PM

    And I almost bet that in Vegas… That and Blaine Gabbert will be MvP

  6. taintedsaints2009 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:42 PM

    i think i felt a rain drop. better cancel the game. can’t be too careful.

  7. wearethesteelers says: Sep 5, 2013 9:43 PM

    Broncos are extremely overrated. Without their two best players from last year, how can they still be favorites?

  8. marcg1957 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:44 PM

    Wow, Ravens are impressive on both sides of the ball. I guess Ozzie knew what he was doing last spring with all the trades. He knew he had the depth at various positions. From a Steelers’ fan.

  9. wearethesteelers says: Sep 5, 2013 9:47 PM

    Two best defensive players

  10. billsncowboys says: Sep 5, 2013 9:49 PM

    NFL is back! Omggg so happpy !!! :D

  11. bmoreravens1012013 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:49 PM

    Yay Joe! Go Ravens!!!!

  12. mrcogburn says: Sep 5, 2013 9:50 PM

    You know, if I made millions of $ courtesy of the double blessing of being born with incredible athletic talent, and being born in the greatest nation on earth, I don’t think it would be too hard to stand still and put my hand over my heart during the playing of the National Anthem.

    NFL, a word with your employees, if you would.

  13. rodgers419 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:58 PM

    Aint nobody got fantasy points for that

  14. boyshole25 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:58 PM

    Both teams look pathetic

  15. jmblosser82 says: Sep 5, 2013 10:31 PM

    Flacco got scared of the incoming hit and threw an INT. Manning knew the hit was incoming, TD toss, the difference between elite and average.

  16. alchemistcirca1979 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:54 PM

    joetoronto says: Sep 5, 2013 9:38 PM

    Like a hot knife through orange butter
    ———-
    Lol…..rrryyyyyyyght

  17. thekiy says: Sep 6, 2013 12:26 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Sep 5, 2013 9:38 PM

    Like a hot knife through orange butter

    *****

    Yeah, you want to take that back now?

  18. furnzilla says: Sep 6, 2013 12:43 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Like a hot knife through orange butter
    ———————————————-

    Guess that knife cooled off and got dull

  19. wisdomnfl says: Sep 6, 2013 12:48 AM

    Nice job. Too bad the ravens are so bad. May go winless this year.

  20. doe22us says: Sep 6, 2013 12:49 AM

    And boy did he respond, that was ugly…

  21. biggs13 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:49 AM

    LOL then Peyton grabbed the knife and stuck it through the hearts of anyone expecting a back-to-back championship in Baltimore.

  22. crip2nite says: Sep 6, 2013 1:09 AM

    Joe your team sucks!

  23. revischrist16 says: Sep 6, 2013 1:15 AM

    “Now Denver needs Peyton Manning to respond.”

    …Yeah, I think he listened to your suggestion

  24. dirtdawg54 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:03 AM

    Which part was the hot knife again? And which part butter?

  25. crip2nite says: Sep 6, 2013 2:14 PM

    49 points allowed really?? Y’all suck

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