The Broncos will try to get their first win of the 2011 season as they host the Cincinnati Bengals this afternoon at Sport Authority Field at Mile High. Cincinnati is coming off of a 27-17 win over the Cleveland Browns, while Denver fell short to the Oakland Raiders in week one, losing 23-20. The Broncos hope to even their record to 1-1 on the season because the schedule does not get any easier after this game. Following a trip to Tennessee in week three, the Broncos face the defending Super Bowl champions in Green Bay, followed by a visit from their AFC West nemesis, the San Diego Chargers. Getting a win under their belt prior to this stretch of games may boost the teams confidence, as well as the fans outlook on the season.
The Broncos own a 17-8 all-time record against the Bengals in the regular season, including an 11-2 mark at home.
A special treat for Bronco fans this afternoon will be the Shannon Sharpe Hall of Fame Ring Presentation, which will take place during halftime.
For those individuals who are attending the Bronco/Bengal matchup, I’ve listed information below that is pertinent to this afternoon’s game.
The game will be broadcast on CBS and 850 KOA Radio.
Complimentary Broncos GameDay Magazines will be given to the first 45,000 fans upon entering the stadium.
National Anthem: Evan Dalrymple
Color Guard: 7 Groups- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Police & Fire
TIMELINE OF EVENTS (all times shown are in Mountain Time)
8:00 am – Parking Lot C Open for Tailgating & RV Permits
9:00 am – All Parking Lots Open
11:00 am – Premium Gates Open
11:15 am – Bronco Barn on south end of stadium opens (click here for more details)
11:55 am – All Stadium Gates Open
1:50 pm – Stampede and Broncos Fight Song
1:55 pm – Broncos and Junior Cheer
2:01 pm – Thunderstorm Jumpers
2:03 pm – Parade of Colors
2:07 pm – Broncos Intros
2:10 pm – National Anthem
2:13 pm – Coin Toss
2:15 pm – Kickoff