Baltimore at Denver
When: 7:30 p.m. today.
TV: NBC (Ch. 5).
Line: Broncos -7.5 (48.5).
The skinny: The Broncos were the superior team last year, but the Ravens got things done when it counted. But the defending Super Bowl champs likely aren't better than last year, despite claiming to be, even without Ray Lewis leading the defense. The Broncos, on the other hand, picked up a huge offensive weapon for Peyton Manning in Wes Welker, and expect to see that combination targeted many times tonight. The Broncos were 7-1 at home last year in the regular season, and they'll start the 2013 season off right.
MattE's pick: Broncos 28, Ravens 20.