As far as we can tell right now, if the Broncos had played their 2014 schedule in 2013 it would have been pretty tough. Despite already playing some really tough games this season, the Broncos may have an even harder road to the Super Bowl next year with this slate of games, the schedule of which is yet to be determined.
Kansas City, San Diego, Oakland, Buffalo, Miami, Arizona, San Francisco, Indianapolis
Kansas City, San Diego, Oakland, New England, New York Jets, St. Louis, Seattle, Cincinnati
In my humble opinion, the NFC West is the toughest division in football, and having road games in Seattle, New England, and Cincinnati sounds brutal right now, not to mention the game in Kansas City and probably San Diego which are always tough.
There are no easy games in the NFL, but this draw is particularly bitter when you consider KC, San Diego, Arizona, San Francisco, Indianapolis, New England, St. Louis, Seattle, and Cincinnati are all playoff contenders, at least this year.
So much will change by next year, but the Broncos didn’t really get the greatest draw even though they knew they’d be playing the NFC West next season.
As long as Peyton Manning is QB, you can anticipate five more prime time games on the schedule with the possibility of flexed games like we had this year as well.