The NFL released its 2011 schedule tonight, raising hopes and dreams for a complete season come fall.
The NFL showed the Broncos a little Mile High love by scheduling their season opener for Monday night, a home game against the Oakland Raiders. The Broncos have not opened at home since the 2004 season.
The second and final primetime game the Broncos have will occur on Thursday November 17.The NFL Network will air this game as Rex Ryan and the Jets visit Denver in consecutive years.
Other games of interest include Jay Cutler’s return to Denver, Bill Belichick’s return after a McDaniels’ win in ’09, and the regular season finale against the Chiefs also at Invesco.
Here’s the complete schedule:
Sept 12 – Oakland at Denver
Sept. 18 – Cincinnati at Denver
Sept. 25 – Denver at Tennessee
Oct. 2 – Denver at Green Bay
Oct. 9 – San Diego at Denver
Oct. 16 – BYE
Oct. 23 – Denver at Miami
Oct. 30 – Detroit at Denver
Nov. 6 – Denver at Oakland
Nov. 13 – Denver at Kansas City
Nov. 17 – New York Jets at Denver
Nov. 27 – Denver at San Diego
Dec. 4 – Denver at Minnesota
Dec. 11 – Chicago at Denver
Dec. 18 – New England at Denver
Dec. 24 – Denver at Buffalo
Jan. 1 – Kansas City at Denver
After a 4-12 season, and an off season filled with uncertainty, Broncos fans can look forward to an entertaining regular season schedule come September. The Broncos have some great games lined up with storylines interlaced amongst players, coaches, and franchises.
Here’s to one helluva 2011 season!
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