The 2012 Bronco Season – Let the Games Begin!


Manning will trade the visor for the helmet for all four quarters on Sunday evening when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit Denver to bring the first Sunday in the 2012 NFL season to an end. (Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)

Even though the Dallas Cowboys played the New York Giants on Wednesday evening, as far as Bronco Country is concerned, the season officially kicks off Sunday, September 9th at 6:20 pm MST.  So, today is officially the eve of the 2012 NFL Season.  Like every year before this season, football fans have high expectations for their team, because everyone is starting with a clean slate.  The goal, for fans and players alike, is for their team to be playing in New Orleans on February 3, 2013 – location of Super Bowl XLVII.  Thanks to the addition of future Hall of Famer, Peyton Manning, expectations are extremely high for the Broncos this year.

I will leave the game planning, the strategy, and the roster decisions to the coaches and staff who get paid to do it, and I will trust they make the best decisions possible giving the Broncos the greatest chance at winning.  Of course, coaching decisions will only look like they were the right decisions if the players execute the plans on the field.  On this eve of another NFL season, that is as deep as I will go with football strategizing and talking about the x’s and o’s of America’s most popular sport.  As a die-hard Bronco fan, I’ve looked at the schedule with as much realistic reasoning as possible: my prediction for the Broncos is to end the season with a 10-6 or 11-5 record .  Of course, injuries and an unknown amount of variables could easily turn this prediction upside down.  That being said, once the season starts, I will take it one game at a time and enjoy the entertainment that comes with each Bronco game.

As the Broncos prepare for their home opener, I’m very excited to see the 2012 version of the Denver Broncos.  To me, this is the best part of the year, because for the next seventeen weeks, Sundays will be full of NFL football.  If we’re lucky, the Broncos will win enough games to get them into the playoffs, extending the season a bit longer.

Good luck to each and every member of the Denver Broncos!  Enjoy the games Bronco fans!

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