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Denver Broncos 2015 NFL schedule: Dates, game times, strength of schedule and more

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The 2015 NFL regular season schedule has been announced, and the Denver Broncos will open against Gary Kubiak's old team, the Baltimore Ravens.

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos 2015 schedule

All times Mountain.
Wk Day Date Opponent Time TV
1 Sun Sep 13 ind Baltimore Ravens
2:25 pm CBS
2 Thu Sep 17 kan at Kansas City Chiefs
6:25 pm CBS/NFLN
3 Sun Sep 27 DET at Detroit Lions
6:30 pm NBC
4 Sun Oct 4 MIN Minnesota Vikings
2:25 pm FOX
5 Sun Oct 11 OAK at Oakland Raiders
2:25 pm CBS
6 Sun
Oct 18 CLE at Cleveland Browns
2:05 pm CBS
7 Bye
8 Sun Nov 1
GB Green Bay Packers
6:30 pm NBC
9 Sun Nov 8 IND at Indianapolis Colts
2:25 pm CBS
10 Sun Nov 15
KAN Kansas City Chiefs 2:25 pm
NBC
11 Sun Nov 22
CHI at Chicago Bears
11:00 am CBS
12 Sun Nov 29 NE New England Patriots
6:30 pm NBC
13 Sun Dec 6 SD at San Diego Chargers
2:05 pm CBS
14 Sun
Dec 13 OAK Oakland Raiders
2:05 pm
CBS
15 Sun Dec 20 PIT at Pittsburgh Steelers 2:25 pm CBS
16 Mon
Dec 28 CIN Cincinnati Bengals
6:30 pm
ESPN
17 Sun Jan 3 SD San Diego Chargers 2:25 pm CBS

Broncos 2015 preseason schedule

All times Mountain
Wk Day Date Opponent Time TV
1 Fri Aug 14 SEA at Seattle Seahawks 8:00 pm KTVD-TV (Denver 20)
2 Sat Aug 22 HOU at Houston Texans 6:00 pm KTVD-TV (Denver 20)
3 Sat Aug 29 SF San Francisco 49ers 7:00 pm KTVD-TV (Denver 20)
4 Thu Sep 3 AZ Arizona Cardinals 7:00 pm KTVD-TV (Denver 20)

Former coach showdowns

The Gary Kubiak Bowl will kick off the Broncos' season on CBS - it's the first time in Peyton Manning's Broncos tenure that the orange and blue won't kick off the season in prime time. Then in Week 11, the John Fox Bowl will occur as the Broncos head to Chicago to face their former coach.

Better bye week

Last year, the Broncos had a brutal Week Four bye. This year, it's a much nicer reprieve in Week 7. Broncos Country and Peyton Manning will take it.

Strength of schedule

The Broncos' strength of schedule for 2015 - not that it means a whole lot - is one of the NFL's toughest. Broncos opponents in 2015 had a win percentage of 0.541 in 2014, the ninth highest mark in the lead. The Broncos are set to face a tied-for-league-high 11 teams with at least nine wins last season.