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Pro-Pot Billboard Erected Outside Mile High Stadium

Pro-Pot Billboard Erected Outside Mile High Stadium

deadspin.com Updated Sep 4, 2013
The Broncos host the Ravens for the NFL season opener Thursday night and all eyes will be on Denver. Looking to capitalize on the publicity, a pro-marijuana group has put up a billboard one block west of the stadium, urging the NFL to follow Colorado's …
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  • Friendship between Suggs and Ngata carries over to leadership f…

    Friendship between Suggs and Ngata carries over to leadership for Ravens

    baltimoresun.com Sep 4, 2013
    They are together all the time, sitting next to each other at their lockers, walking from meeting to meeting and relaxing in the cold tub after a long practice. When Terrell Suggs and Haloti Ngata walk out to the Ravens' practice field side by side — wh…
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  • Scouting Report: Ravens vs. Broncos (Week 1)

    Scouting Report: Ravens vs. Broncos (Week 1)

    baltimoresun.com Sep 4, 2013
    RAVENS PASSING GAME : So much has changed since Joe Flacco went into Denver last January for an AFC divisional-round playoff game and engineered a 38-35 upset. He now has a Super Bowl ring and the richest contract in team history, but after a sluggish p…
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  • Thursday’s Matchup: Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos

    Thursday’s Matchup: Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    Even with their immense home-field advantage, and Peyton Manning’s passing, the short-handed Broncos face a tall task in beating the Ravens.
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  • AFC North Notebook: Bengals are spending money to compete

    AFC North Notebook: Bengals are spending money to compete

    baltimoresun.com Sep 4, 2013
    Those old jokes about Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown supposedly being a miser too cheap to spend what it takes to win no longer seem to apply.
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  • Roger Goodell says concussion settlement 'great' for both sides

    Roger Goodell says concussion settlement 'great' for both sides

    baltimoresun.com Sep 4, 2013
    Speaking in Baltimore, NFL commissioner says he couldn't be more optimistic about future of footballThe NFL's $765 million settlement with former players who claimed damages from head trauma was "great" for the league and the plaintiffs, said …
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  • Report: Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey ruled out of Thursday’s…

    Report: Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey ruled out of Thursday’s game

    Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey has been ruled out of tomorrow’s season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, according to the USA Today. Bailey, a 12-time Pro Bowler, sprained his foot in Denver’s second preseason game against the Seattle Seahawk…
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  • Ravens injury report: Dickson is probable

    Ravens injury report: Dickson is probable

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    Here is the Baltimore Ravens' injury report for Thursday's game in Denver: OUT: DT Art Jones (non-football illness). DOUBTFUL: C Ryan Jensen (foot), WR Deonte Thompson (foot), DT Brandon Williams (toe). PROBABLE: TE Ed Dickson (hamstring), DE Pernell Mc…
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  • Dealing with Denver elevation, Ravens following same plan as pl…

    Dealing with Denver elevation, Ravens following same plan as playoffs

    baltimoresun.com Sep 4, 2013
    Ravens won in double-overtime in January at DenverThe Ravens adeptly dealt with the thin air and high elevation of Colorado last January, earning a double-overtime victory in the AFC divisional round over the Denver Broncos in frigid temperatures.
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  • Ravens-Broncos Week 1 picks

    Ravens-Broncos Week 1 picks

    baltimoresun.com Sep 4, 2013
    The Ravens have never lost a season-opening game under coach John Harbaugh. Will that trend continue this year or will John Fox and the Denver Broncos win Thursday?
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  • Ravens showing they can replace Ray Lewis

    Ravens showing they can replace Ray Lewis

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens didn't just replace linebacker Ray Lewis. Judging by the preseason, they've upgraded the middle linebacker position. The Ravens begin life without Lewis in Thursday's season opener in Denver, and the transition has been smoother tha…
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  • Jacoby Jones is back in the spotlight as a starter

    Jacoby Jones is back in the spotlight as a starter

    baltimoresun.com Sep 4, 2013
    After an offseason of scrutiny at his position, Jacoby Jones will start the season as the No. 2 wide receiver on the depth chart.
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  • Another remarkable comeback for Ravens?

    Another remarkable comeback for Ravens?

    Could this be Ray Lewis, the Sequel? The Baltimore Ravens announced they have placed tight end Dennis Pitta (hip) on the Injured Reserve-Designated For Return list Wednesday. Just like Lewis last season, the Ravens originally believed one of their top p…
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  • PFT Live: Peter King, Scott Pioli live from Denver

    PFT Live: Peter King, Scott Pioli live from Denver

    profootballtalk.com Sep 4, 2013
    As Annie once sang, tomorrow is only a day away and that means the return of football is only a day away as well. PFT Live is in Denver this week for the season opener between the Ravens and Broncos, bringing you everything you need from the site of the…
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  • NFL predictions 2013: SI.com experts predict Super Bowl, awards

    NFL predictions 2013: SI.com experts predict Super Bowl, awards

    CNNSI.com Sep 4, 2013
    The 2013 NFL season kicks off Thursday when the defending champion Baltimore Ravens take on the Denver Broncos. Can the Ravens make it two in a row? Is Peyton Manning destined to be the 2013 MVP? Will the Patriots take a step back after a tumultuous off…
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  • 2013 NFL season predictions from The Baltimore Sun

    2013 NFL season predictions from The Baltimore Sun

    baltimoresun.com Sep 4, 2013
    2013 NFL season predictions from The Baltimore Sun
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  • NFL Preview Week: Which teams will get the most from their rook…

    NFL Preview Week: Which teams will get the most from their rookie draft classes this season?

    yahoo.com Sep 4, 2013
    The NFL officially returns on Thursday, and Shutdown Corner is rolling out the red carpet, previewing what’s to come for the 2013 season. We’ll finish it off by picking our individual awards and the Super Bowl winner on Thursday before the Ravens and Br…
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  • For hungry Ravens coach John Harbaugh, yesterday's gone

    For hungry Ravens coach John Harbaugh, yesterday's gone

    baltimoresun.com Sep 4, 2013
    There are no fancy slogans this season, like "Play like a Raven," or talk of 53 mighty, mighty men.
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  • After reaching NFL's mountaintop, what's next for Ravens QB Joe…

    After reaching NFL's mountaintop, what's next for Ravens QB Joe Flacco?

    baltimoresun.com Sep 4, 2013
    What will the Super Bowl MVP do for an encore this season?This time a year ago, Joe Flacco was still viewed as a quarterback who couldn't get his team to the Super Bowl . He was still playing for a big contract after betting on himself by declining the …
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  • Five Ravens stats that stand out: Week 1

    Five Ravens stats that stand out: Week 1

    baltimoresun.com Sep 4, 2013
    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
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  • More tough roster choices for the Ravens in 2014

    More tough roster choices for the Ravens in 2014

    baltimoresun.com Sep 4, 2013
    Big contracts, tight salary cap expected to lead to additional free-agent lossesThe mass exodus from the Ravens roster after their Super Bowl victory was triggered by familiar culprits.
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  • Video - Inside Edge: Ravens-Broncos 00:39

    Inside Edge: Ravens-Broncos

    Sep 4
    ESPN Insider Mike Sando delivers some key stats to help you decide a winner between Baltimore and Denver.
  • Video - Are the Baltimore Ravens motivated by disrespect during the offseason? 05:08

    Are the Baltimore Ravens motivated by disrespect during the offseason?

    Sep 4
    Several changes have led to some disrespect for the defending Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens, but is it justified? Brian Billick and the "NFL Total Access" panel debate.
  • Video - Will Peyton Have A Better Season? 04:04

    Will Peyton Have A Better Season?

    Sep 4
    Danny Kanell, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate if Broncos QB Peyton Manning is capable of having a better season this year than last.
  • Video - Double Coverage: Ravens at Broncos 03:13

    Double Coverage: Ravens at Broncos

    Sep 4
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley and Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold break down Thursday night's matchup between the Ravens and Broncos.

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