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The NFL has released its 2018 regular season schedule. Here is the Denver Broncos week by week game schedule for this season.

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The 2018 Denver Broncos regular season schedule has been announced. Their last place 5-11 record last season didn’t move the needle much as they will face quite a few tough home contests. Overall, however, their schedule is rather favorable with most of their toughest games coming at Mile High.

Broncos 2018 schedule

Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV
Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV
1 Sep 9 vs Seattle Seahawks 2:05 PM FOX
2 Sep 16 vs Oakland Raiders 2:25 PM CBS
3 Sep 23 at Baltimore Ravens 11:00 AM CBS
4 Sep 30 vs Kansas City Chiefs (MNF) 6:15 PM ESPN
5 Oct. 7 at New York Jets 11:00 AM CBS
6 Oct 14 vs Los Angeles Rams 2:05 PM FOX
7 Oct 18 at Arizona Cardinals (TNF) 6:25 PM FOX
8 Oct 28 at Kansas City Chiefs 11:00 AM CBS
9 Nov 4 vs Houston Texans 2:05 PM CBS
10 Nov 11 BYE
11 Nov 18 at Los Angeles Chargers 2:05 PM CBS
12 Nov 25 vs Pittsburgh Steelers 2:25 PM CBS
13 Dec 2 at Cincinnati Bengals 11:00 AM CBS
14 Dec 9 at San Francisco 49ers 2:05 PM CBS
15 Dec 15 vs Cleveland Browns 2:30 PM NFLN
16 Dec 24 at Oakland Raiders (MNF) 6:15 PM ESPN
17 Dec 30 vs Los Angeles Chargers 2:25 PM CBS

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Opening against the Seattle Seahawks is a good thing. The Broncos have been dominant in their home openers, winning 17 of their last 18 openers. Plus the Seahawks are known for their slow starts. I love the prime time AFC West division games. Playing in Oakland on Monday Night Football and hosting the Kansas City Chiefs are both going to be fun games to watch.

Overall, the schedule looks fairly favorable to Denver. The toughest stretch might be right after the Bye, but really I don’t see any brutal stretches of games. Of course, we will not really know what is brutal until we see which teams are actually going to be good in 2018.

The NFL schedule is formulaic in that we already knew the Broncos opponents months ago. The only wild card heading into the final week of the season is the two opponents the Broncos would face based on their final standings in their division. From there, the NFL runs through thousands of schedule possibilities to find the right mix of high-powered prime time games and matchup intrigue late in the season.

Broncos 2018 preseason schedule

Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV
Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV
1 Aug 9-12 Minnesota Vikings TBD KUSA-TV
2 Aug. 16-19 Chicago Bears TBD KUSA-TV
3 Aug. 23-26 Washington Redskins TBD KUSA-TV
4 Aug. 30 Arizona Cardinals TBD KUSA-TV

For those of us without season tickets, we can pick up game tickets from Stub Hub. So far, they may only have preseason tickets available.

Broncos 2018 strength of schedule

Rank Team Opponents' 2017 record Opponents' 2017 win %
Rank Team Opponents' 2017 record Opponents' 2017 win %
1 Green Bay Packers 138-118 0.539
T-2 Detroit Lions 137-119 0.535
T-2 New Orleans Saints 137-119 0.535
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 136-120 0.531
T-5 Cleveland Browns 134-122 0.523
T-5 Los Angeles Rams 134-122 0.523
T-5 Seattle Seahawks 134-122 0.523
T-8 Arizona Cardinals 133-123 0.52
T-8 Chicago Bears 133-123 0.52
T-8 Minnesota Vikings 133-123 0.52
T-8 New York Giants 133-123 0.52
12 Carolina Panthers 131-125 0.512
13 Atlanta Falcons 130-126 0.509
14 Washington Redskins 129-127 0.504
T-15 San Francisco 49ers 128-128 0.5
T-15 Dallas Cowboys 128-128 0.5
T-15 Miami Dolphins 128-128 0.5
18 Buffalo Bills 127-129 0.496
T-19 Philadelphia Eagles 126-130 0.492
T-19 Kansas City Chiefs 126-130 0.492
21 Baltimore Ravens 125-131 0.488
T-22 New England Patriots 124-132 0.484
T-22 Indianapolis Colts 124-132 0.484
24 Los Angeles Chargers 123-133 0.48
T-25 New York Jets 122-134 0.477
T-25 Pittsburgh Steelers 122-134 0.477
T-25 Jacksonville Jaguars 122-134 0.477
T-25 Denver Broncos 122-134 0.477
T-29 Oakland Raiders 121-135 0.473
T-29 Cincinnati Bengals 121-135 0.473
31 Tennessee Titans 119-137 0.465
32 Houston Texans 116-140 0.453

The Denver Broncos have a favorable strength of schedule heading into the 2018 regular season, which is to be expected considering their 5-11 record last season. According to CBS Sports, the Broncos strength of schedule will rank 25th in the NFL this year. They went into the 2017 season with the most difficult strength of schedule, so that is something.

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