Denver Broncos Schedule: Games That Could Determine Their Fate

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Nov 2, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) look over papers on the sideline during the fourth quarter of their 43-21 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

For the second consecutive year, the Denver Broncos will have to trudge through some incredibly rocky terrain if they’re to make it back to the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl.

As tough as their 2015 regular season slate may be, it sure doesn’t lack the excitement that Broncos Country “loves” to see on a week-to-week basis.

Though, this means each game carries that much more importance as the season rolls along.

Given the overall strength of their recently released schedule, a single loss might knock Denver out of playoff contention.

With that being said, let’s analyze the five matchups that could determine the Broncos’ collective fate this upcoming season.

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