The NFL announced it's slate of Primetime offerings to be featured Opening Weekend of the NFL Season and the Broncos, despite missing the playoffs for the 2nd straight season have made the list.
Featured as the 2nd of the Monday Night Double-Header on September 8th, 2008, the Broncos will travel to Oakland to face the hated Raiders, with kickoff scheduled for 10:15PM est/8:15PM mst. Nothing like getting our yearly trip to the grimy hell that is Oakland out of the way early in the season.
The rest of the schedule is below --
Thursday, September 4th -- Washington Redskins @ New York Giants
Sunday, September 7th -- Chicago Bears @ Indianapolis Colts
Monday, September 8th(Game 1) -- Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
Monday September 8th(Game 2) -- Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders
Thanks to rock34 for the following --
As usual Denver starts the season on the road!
This will be Denver's 4th consecutive year on the road. Here are opening day games dating back to 1991:
1991: Home vs Bengals - win
1992: Home vs Raiders- win
1993: Away at Jets- win
1994: Home vs Chargers- loss
1995: Home -vs Bills- win
1996: Home vs Jets- win
1997: Home vs Chiefs- win
1998: Home vs Patriots- win
1999: Home vs Dolphins- loss
2000: Away at Rams- loss
2001: Home vs Giants- win
2002: Home vs Rams- win
2003: Away at Bengals- win
2004: Home vs Chiefs- win
2005: Away at Dolphins- loss
2006: Away at Rams- loss
2007: Away at Bills- win
RECORD - 12-6
2008: Away at Raiders- ?
And More --
Denver’s all-time record in season openers stands at 30-17-1 (23-6-1 home / 7-11 road).
The Broncos are 4-1 all-time in season openers against the Raiders, posting a 4-0 record at home and an 0-1 mark on the road. The two clubs last opened the regular season against each other on Sept. 6, 1992, when the Broncos defeated the Raiders 17-13 at Mile High Stadium