With the release of the Denver Broncos preseason schedule last week, the anticipation of the regular season schedule dates to accompany the known home and away opponents have fans at the ready for this year’s NFL season. A week away to the day, the NFL is ready to announce the 2013 regular season schedule next Tuesday.
Of course as I have written in previous posts, the most anticipated game will be when the Broncos host the infamous Baltimore Ravens once again at home, but for that game to be the opener of the season that last was the closer of the season at Mile High? Now that is good TV. In fact, a televised Thursday night game against the defending Super Bowl champions at Mile High could be a possibility, but that is still in the works. The only thing anyone knows right now for a fact is that the Broncos and Ravens will meet again at Mile High; my only question is when and what time do I need to hoist my colors in the Valley of the Sun if I cannot be there?
At the NFL owner’s meetings last month, there were several Ravens sources that said they had been told opening in Denver for the traditional Thursday night, Week 1 opener would be the most likely scenario if they could not work out an arrangement with the baseball schedule, according to Mike Klis at the Denver Post.
However, the options are still open at this point. Until next week, there is a possibility that the NFL would find a way to appeal the Baltimore/Broncos game to have it open in Baltimore instead of Denver–although I find it unlikely. The Broncos were beat in their own stadium in such a crushing end to their dream season, why not have it back at Mile High and give Peyton Manning a chance to face Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco once again.
Here is to one week and counting, Bronco Country. One week closer to the schedule, the NFL Draft, and best of all, regular season football!