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Denver Broncos 2016 regular season schedule released

The 2016 NFL regular season schedule has been announced and the Denver Broncos will open with a Super Bowl 50 rematch with the Carolina Panthers. The Broncos also have a healthy set of five primetime games, but three of them will be on the road against division rivals.

Denver Broncos 2016 schedule

All times Mountain.
Wk Day Date Opponent Time TV
1 Thu Sep 8 CAR Carolina Panthers
6:30 pm NBC (TNF)
2 Sun Sep 18 IND Indianapolis Colts
2:25 pm CBS
3 Sun Sep 25 CIN at Cincinnati Bengals
11:00 am CBS
4 Sun Oct 2 TB at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2:05 pm CBS
5 Sun Oct 9 ATL Atlanta Falcons
2:05 pm FOX
6 Thu
Oct 13 SD at San Diego Chargers
6:25 pm CBS (TNF)
7 Mon
Oct 24 HOU Houston Texans
6:30 pm ESPN (MNF)
8 Sun Oct 30 SD San Diego Chargers
2:05 pm CBS
9 Sun Nov 6 OAK at Oakland Raiders
6:30 pm NBC (SNF)
10 Sun Nov 13
NO at New Orleans Saints 11:00 am
11 Sun Nov 20
Bye Week
12 Sun Nov 27 KC Kansas City Chiefs
2:25 pm CBS
13 Sun Dec 4 JAX at Jacksonville Jaguars
11:00 am CBS
14 Sun
Dec 11 TEN at Tennessee Titans
11:00 am
15 Sun Dec 18 NE New England Patriots 2:25 pm CBS
16 Sun Dec 25 KC at Kansas City Chiefs
6:30 pm
17 Sun Jan 1 OAK Oakland Raiders 2:25 pm CBS

Broncos 2015 preseason schedule

All times Mountain
Wk Day Date Opponent Time TV
1 Thu Aug 11 CHI at Chicago Bears 6:00 pm KTVD-TV (Denver 20)
2 Sat Aug 20 SF San Francisco 49ers 7:00 pm KTVD-TV (Denver 20)
3 Sat Aug 27 LA Los Angeles Rams 7:00 pm KTVD-TV (Denver 20)
4 Thu Sep 1 AZ at Arizona Cardinals 7:30 pm KTVD-TV (Denver 20)
Super Bowl 50 rematch

As reported a week or so after the Super Bowl ended, a Super Bowl 50 rematch is confirmed for the season opener. The Panthers should be hungry for redemption and the ratings draw should be significant as they look to redeem themselves from the 24-10 dismantling they suffered to the Broncos in February.

The game will be hugely important for the Broncos as they certainly won't want to start off the season with a home loss, even if it is against a non-conference opponent.

We'll see you again, Brent!

The No Fly Zone will get to give Brock Osweiler a proper welcome on Monday Night Football. This game will mean a lot to Broncos fans who felt that Osweiler kind of ditched Denver for a huge payday. You can't blame him for taking te money though, but the Broncos defense can surely punish him for it in front of a national audience.

Best bye week

Having a bye week this late in the season will be huge for the Broncos, especially on the defensive side of the ball. You have to assume the Jaguars and Titans will be much improved this year, which makes the final stretch seem fairly brutal for the Broncos.

Strength of schedule

The Broncos sit right at 14th on the preseason strength of schedule and many people will say this doesn't matter, but it did in 2015. The Broncos started the preseason with the 9th toughest strength of schedule and by late December it was still ranked the 9th toughest strength of schedule. If anything, at least the Broncos might have a less difficult path back to the playoffs in 2016.