According to a report in the Denver Post, the Broncos' season opener is "likely" to be at home against the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, making it the season opener for the entire NFL.
UPDATE: Jason La Canfora reports that this will indeed be the opener.
The Ravens will open the 2013 season at Denver in a Thurs night kickoff. Full NFL schedule to be released tonight— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 18, 2013
If it holds true, the Broncos would open the NFL regular season on September 5, 2013, on Thursday Night Football on NBC. The game would feature an early chance for revenge for a jilted Broncos squad that was eliminated from playoff contention by the Ravens in double overtime on January 12 this year.
It would also feature a chance for the Broncos to welcome Elvis Dumervil back to Denver the most appropriate way they can -- in front of a voracious home crowd.
In my book, the only other viable season opener I see on the list of Denver's games is the Broncos' trip to the Indianapolis Colts. Peyton Manning's return to his former team would make for great Week One television on, say, Sunday Night Football...