As we anticipate the 2016 NFL Schedule to be released, sources have stated that the Denver Broncos will open up the regular season the same way they ended their season, against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.
With the NFL Schedule set to be released in a matter of hours, Broncos Country knows who they will be facing off to begin their title defense. The team that they beat to win their third championship. Welcome to Denver Cam Newton.
Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer announced that the Denver Broncos will be hosting the Carolina Panthers to begin the Super Bowl defense. The game will take place on Thursday September 8th on NBC.
It is kind of interesting to me that the game to end the 2015 NFL Season would begin the 2016 NFL Season. In my opinion, I am not a fan of it. Then again, I do not make the schedules. But the idea of beginning the season with the rematch will bring in a lot of viewers.
Another thing is that the team that lost the Super Bowl will have to be reminded of that loss. That will be the night that the Denver Broncos hang up the championship banner. I can imagine the team feeling a bit odd seeing it happen right in front of them.
None the less, it should be an interesting way to kick off the 2016 NFL season. The Denver Broncos defense absolutely had their way with Cam Newton and the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Either the Panthers will adjust, which I expect them to do or the Broncos defense will flex their muscles one more time.
It is not often that a Super Bowl rematch from the previous year begins the season. But we can all start the countdown. 146 Days until the Super Bowl 50 rematch! Get excited Broncos Country!