Denver Broncos Schedule: New-look Bucs highlight 2020 opponents
The NFL is set to release its schedule for the 2020 season this Thursday night. Fans of the Denver Broncos will find out when their favorite team will face each of its opponents.
Right now, the when of the schedule is really all that is missing. Of course, that is the most important thing as most of the all-important questions surround when a certain game or event will take place.
When will the Broncos play the Kansas City Chiefs? When will the bye week take place? How many primetime games will the team get?
As to that last question, our own Graham Tiedtke took a shot at predicting those answers.
We already know which teams the Broncos will play in 2020. Of those, following the moves that have transpired this offseason, there is one team that stands out on the schedule that normally would not — the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Broncos and Buccaneers have played just nine times in their histories. As members of opposite conferences, the teams face off just once every four years.
But this year, the Broncos will run into some familiar company when facing the Bucs as the team’s new quarterback is Tom Brady. As the long-time quarterback of the New England Patriots, Brady had success against the Broncos but he also had some of his worst failures against the team.
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Joining Brady will be Rob Gronkowski, who came out of a short retirement after the Patriots traded him to Brady’s new squad. Gronkowski has traditionally hurt the Broncos and had huge games against them.
Suddenly, this becomes one of the marquee games on the Broncos’ schedule as Brady has a team that appears to have a loaded offense. In addition to Gronk, he also has Mike Evans and Chris Godwin to throw to.
The best part about this game is that it will take place in Denver, where Brady has just a 4-7 career record, including the playoffs. The home fans will get to heckle their old nemesis at least one more time.
For those wondering, the Bucs have not beaten the Broncos since September 1999. The Bucs’ quarterback in that game? Trent Dilfer.
The Broncos’ schedule (and that of the rest of the league) will be released soon and we will have full coverage here.