Sept 9 (Reuters) - It may have only been the first week of the National Football League season but that is all that was needed for Super Bowl contenders to reveal themselves while other hopefuls got off to a rocky start. The Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints confirmed their championship ambitions with impressive wins while the New England Patriots and Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens had worrying flaws exposed. ...
DENVER -- Peyton Manning tied the NFL record with seven touchdown passes, including three in the third quarter to break open a tight game, and the Denver Broncos pulled away to beat the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens 49-27 Thursday night in the NFL's season-opening showcase.
By Steve Keating (Reuters) - The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos, the hot favorite to lift the title, raise the curtain on the NFL's 2013 season on Thursday as the opening act to a Week One full on intrigue. Recycled players, rivalries, revenge and a return to the sidelines highlight the opening chapter of a five-month drama that will reach a chilling climax on February 2 when New York and New Jersey host the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium. ...
By Steve Keating Sept 4 (Reuters) - The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos, the hot favorite to lift the title, raise the curtain on the NFL's 2013 season on Thursday as the opening act to a Week One full on intrigue. Recycled players, rivalries, revenge and a return to the sidelines highlight the opening chapter of a five-month drama that will reach a chilling climax on Feb. 2 when New York and New Jersey host the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium. ...
COMMENTARY | The NFL regular season is finally here, and the games finally count. In 2013, the Indianapolis Colts look to build off last season's 11-5 finish and playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
By Steve Keating (Reuters) - With no lockouts, no replacement referees no 'Bountygate' and no concussion lawsuit to worry about the spotlight will be back on the field when the National Football League (NFL) season kicks off on Thursday. After a pay-for-pain scandal involving the New Orleans Saints and two labor disputes - one between owners and players and another between the league and referees - blotted the start of the last two seasons, the 2013 campaign is set for a smooth launch with the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens visiting the Denver Broncos. ...
By Steve Keating Sept 2 (Reuters) - With no lockouts, no replacement referees no 'Bountygate' and no concussion lawsuit to worry about the spotlight will be back on the field when the National Football League (NFL) season kicks off on Thursday. After a pay-for-pain scandal involving the New Orleans Saints and two labor disputes - one between owners and players and another between the league and referees - blotted the start of the last two seasons, the 2013 campaign is set for a smooth launch with the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens visiting the Denver Broncos. ...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens have bolstered their receiving corps, agreeing in principle to a contract with tight end Dallas Clark and signing wideout Brandon Stokley to a one-year contract.
COMMENTARY | The opening game of preseason football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not produce a successful final outcome, but several position lessons can be derived from the 44-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday, August 8. Fans should be especially pleased that regular players held Baltimore scoreless in the contest's first quarter and that the Bucs actually possessed a 13-7 lead before playing time was completely handed over to reserves.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens are already looking for reinforcements at wide receiver.

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