Denver Broncos: Lack of primetime games is a good thing
The schedules for all NFL teams have been released and upon analyzing the Denver Broncos schedule, there were a couple of things that stood out to me, including the fact that they have just one primetime game.
That game is Thursday, October 21st against the Cleveland Browns. I initially was hoping that they would get a couple of primetime games. On second thought, this is a good thing to only have one for the entire season.
As the team continues to figure out how to win on a consistent basis, it is probably in their best interest to have a schedule that remains the same for the most part.
They do not have to plan for short weeks (except for Week 7).
In Week 8, the Broncos host the Washington Football Team. In this scenario (and it’s nothing against Washington), I wish that they played a tougher team such as their division rival Kansas City Chiefs on the week they have extra time to practice.
That’s really what the team is missing out on here. It’s the short week that is the big problem.
The lack of primetime games is also not a surprise, given that the Broncos have not done a lot of winning over the course of the last five seasons. If they were more of a winning team, there is no doubt in my mind that the schedule makers would put them in one of those primetime slots.
There’s still time to flex the Broncos into Primetime
Okay, so what gives, Graham?
Here’s the thing. Trades can still happen. Aaron Rodgers to Denver can still happen.
If the Broncos do in fact end up with Rodgers, maybe we will be able to see the Broncos play in more than one primetime game.
Can you imagine a better matchup than the Aaron Rodgers-led Denver Broncos against the Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs?
It’s a possibility until something major happens. That domino will happen at some point.