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2019 Broncos schedule released this week

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Can you wait until Thursday?

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The NFL is releasing the league schedule this week. Wear something festive and mark your calendars for Thursday, April 18th!

It seems like every year we are all so focused on addressing our mock fatigue that we totally lose sight of the fact the schedule is typically released the Thursday preceding the first night of the draft. It’s kind of nice they do it that way. It gets you pumped and primed for what always ends up being a fun week of pre-draft activity, the draft itself, and the fall-out transactions that follow the draft’s conclusion.

On December 31st of 2018, we got the final list of opponents Denver is facing this season.

Home: Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, and Cleveland Browns.

Away: Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, and Buffalo Bills.

Not going to lie to you here, folks. The home match-ups this year are spectacularly weak. Who is going to be pumped to see Jacksonville, Tennessee, or Detroit? You know it’s bad when the Bears and Browns are the headliners.

Away match-ups, on the other hand, offer a bit more, especially with a retooling Green Bay hosting. I would expect some sort of nifty uniform antics with this game as I have it slotted as a ‘for-sure’ nationally televised game. Indy could be interesting, but it certainly doesn’t have the punch that it’s had for the last two decades... Which might be a good thing for Denver. I bet this one is Denver’s Thursday night game.

The AFC West will be tough as hell this year, but the Raiders will find their way to the bottom as they usually do. The Chiefs will regress over last year because their defense has been weakened by personnel losses. However let’s not lose sight of the fact they’re still a group of REGULAR SEASON warriors. Philip Rivers should have a few more kids before the season is out. We should all chip in and hook him up with a new bolo tie.

So where do you have Denver? I’ll throw down now and say 9-7.

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