Several options for Denver’s home opener

Broncos regular season schedule expected next week

For the Broncos, the greatest intrigue is with their opener. A league-opening, Thursday night playoff rematch against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 5 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High is a possibility. But nothing is finalized and several other possibilities are in play, from opening at home on a Sunday afternoon, to primetime Sunday night on the road, to Monday night at home.

My wild guess has all along been that Denver would open in New Jersey against the Giants, in a Peyton v. Eli Sunday Night affair. Whatever happens, we all know the Broncos will be featured plenty of times on primetime national television; the IAOFM staff will just hope that the opener isn't the back half of the MNF doubleheader, for sleep considerations.

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