NFL hangs Joe Flacco banner at Broncos stadium

A Joe Flacco banner outside the Broncos stadium?
A Joe Flacco sign at the Broncos stadium? Ouch. (Via the Denver Post)

Because the Baltimore Orioles are selfish, insecure jerks, the Ravens are forced to open up defense of their 2012 Super Bowl title on the road in Denver against the Broncos. It's a stinger for Ravens fans.

So at least the NFL's jabbing the Broncos a bit by posting giant pictures of Joe Flacco on Sports Authority Field.

OK, the NFL isn't taking any shots at the Broncos -- or Broncos fans -- though they might feel that way when they see the giant sign above, via the Denver Post.

Instead, it's the league promoting the matchup in a way that's designed to get fans of both teams interested in the game, as the Broncos explained on Twitter Tuesday.

I honestly can't remember if last year's opener in New York pictured a gigantic Tony Romo face, but I kind of feel like it didn't. Maybe I'm wrong and the Cowboys and Giants were repped equally.

Not like Broncos fans needed another reason to be revved up for this rematch of a brutal playoff loss to the Ravens last year. But in case they needed something to put them over the top, they just got it.

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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