At the bottom of this post you will find SB Nation's prediction widget, but first the Mile High Report staff offers up their own set of predictions for the game between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos.
Broncos 24, Ravens 13 - Tim Lynch
I think the Broncos defense creates enough offensive opportunities for the Broncos secure victory. The Broncos running game will struggle, but Joe Flacco has his hands full all night long for a Broncos win. If Manning comes out on fire, well, it could end up being a blowout. The Orange Rush is going to be so fun to watch.
Broncos 27, Ravens 17 - Christopher Hart
I fully expect the Broncos defense to be the big difference maker in this game. Whether it's stopping the Ravens on key third down situations or forcing turnovers that gives the ball back to the offense, they will be the key reason Denver comes out with a victory Sunday night. This is the most aggressive defensive scheme the Broncos have had in a decade and I look forward to seeing the unit prove themselves as one of the best in the NFL throughout the entire season.
Broncos vs. Ravens: Everything we know
The Denver Broncos open the 2015 NFL regular season the same way they did two years ago, with a home matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Broncos offensive line will face a formidable challenge in the Ravens defense and it will be interesting to see how the newly revamped offensive line fairs against their front seven. I think it will take a series or two for Denver's offense to get into a rhythm, but after that, I wealth of weapons and options the team has will methodically take over the game. Expect a healthy dose of the running game to help aid the passing game early on. An opening day victory is essential for the team, who will travel to Kansas City on a short week to face the Chiefs next Thursday.
Broncos 31, Ravens 17 - Jess Place
Throwing for three touchdowns and putting Denver in position for a field goal before the half, Manning will put to rest all the speculation that his arm has gone all noodle-y. The defense will put points up on the board scoring off a spectacular turnover. I expect a ton of fireworks in this matchup. Hard hits and spectacular plays will launch the Broncos into the season.
Broncos 28, Ravens 24 - Jon Heath
A late Ravens push isn't enough to come back after Denver ran over Baltimore in the first half. Game Ball goes to 100-yard rusher C.J. Anderson, who scored twice (Demaryius Thomas and Owen Dainels also caught TD passes from Peyton Manning).
Broncos 55, Ravens 13 - Pete Baron
The only thing crazier than seeing the Broncos put yet another 50 burger on the Ravens is the fact that Chris Harris Jr. and Von Miller will each have a touchdown. Manning and company will grind the Raven's defense into oblivion. When a defense is reduced to "daring" Manning to beat them, then they've already lost. CJ Anderson will have 2 TDs and Manning will have 3. Sorry Ravens fans, but as your SB Nation site has already foreseen, it will indeed be a Baltimore Beatdown. 55-13, Be thankful it isn't 63-13.
Broncos 35, Ravens 13 - Ian Henson
I got murdered on Mile High Sports on Thursday for predicting that Peyton Manning can still throw the ball and CJ Anderson would have a great game. Check out the New Orleans Saints backup quarterback marching down on the Ravens' first team defense on back-to-back plays a few weeks ago. These guys aren't built to defend Denver's fast-paced offense so it will look like Manning is running his offense. Baltimore's offense didn't do themselves any favors this offseason, but Denver will have a top five defense in every category.
Broncos 24, Ravens 10 - Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann
I'm buying the legitimacy of the Ravens defense, making it tough for the Broncos to run up the score. But a Manning TD pass to his old favorite target, Demaryius Thomas, plus a couple of solid rushing TDs from CJ Anderson and even a field goal from McManus will be enough to beat the Ravens, who will be stymied by an even more legit Broncos D.
Broncos 31, Ravens 17 - Kyle Montgomery
Peyton Manning doesn't throw seven touchdowns like he did in a season opener against the Ravens a few years ago, but he and the Broncos offense do score three TDs against a tough Ravens D. A pick-six from Aqib Talib seals the game late as the Broncos move on to 1-0!
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