Are you finally ready for some football? NFL and Twitter fans seemed to have been last night for the opening kick off between the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens. The game drew 1.4 million Tweets sent out with a spike of 15,000 per minute during Peyton Manning’s 5th touchdown pass. He went on to throw 7 in the game, and I’m very happy to have picked him up on my Fantasy Football team this year 🙂
“Twitter and Vine brought people closer to favorite football legends and fantasy draft picks on game night,” said Twitter.
Now even though the Ravens got schooled in the game, they still came out the victorious team on Twitter with the most Tweets, receiving more than 29,000 team mentions. The Broncos weren’t too far behind though, getting more than 24,000 shout outs.
Ravens vs. Broncos: NFL Kickoff on Twitter
The top tweeted about players include Peyton Manning, Wes Welker and Ray Rice. Below you can see an interactive Tweets per minute graph spiking on key terms throughout the game.
7 minutes until it begins. John Elway is ready. Are you? https://t.co/P5nwbCFE5Y
— Denver Broncos (@DenverBroncos) September 6, 2013
Good morning y'all….Football season is finally here!!! #ravensnation
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) September 5, 2013
Wake up! It's Gametime! #broncoscountry pic.twitter.com/iFp6eeBiR0
— Wes Welker (@WesWelker) September 5, 2013
Peyton Manning just tied an NFL record with SEVEN touchdown passes. He also has 452 passing yards. WOW.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 6, 2013
And if you can believe, I also started the Denver Defense and wanted to cry after celebrating a sure Touchdown return right?
DeSean Jackson, Leon Lett… Danny Trevathan joins an esteemed fraternity.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 6, 2013
A lot of teachable moments to learn from in this game!
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) September 6, 2013
What did you think about the first game?
I have Peyton on both my NFL.com teams and one of his top targets on one of them. Nice to only be 2 players into the week and have 85% of your projected team total secured in points.