Denver Broncos Monday Night Football streak over at 29 years
The Denver Broncos set an NFL record in 2020 with their 29th consecutive year with at least one appearance on Monday Night Football. That streak is officially over, according to a source, and will not reach a 30th year.
The Broncos’ schedule does not include any Monday night games, and in fact, only has one prime-time game altogether. That game will be a Thursday Night Football matchup on the road against the Cleveland Browns.
The full schedule will be released officially later on Wednesday night.
The 29-year streak on Monday Night Football is certainly an impressive feat for the Denver Broncos and reflects the team’s consistent relevance over three decades of football.
Of course, the streak being broken is indicative of the fact that the Broncos are currently not as relevant as they want to be or even should be. The team is coming off of a 5-11 season, and since they won Super Bowl 50, it has been tough sledding, to say the least.
The Denver Broncos have been unable to find their franchise quarterback in the post-Peyton Manning era. They have not had stability at head coach, although there are plenty of reasons to believe Vic Fangio can provide that.
The Broncos opened the 2020 season hosting the second in a Monday night doubleheader, something they have done a number of times in the past. The NFL is no longer doing the Monday night doubleheader on ESPN to open the season and will instead be doing something late in the year on Saturday night.
It’s a sad reality for the Denver Broncos to not be included in Monday Night Football but the team has simply not proven itself to be worthy of the spotlight over the course of the last three years.
Part of the reason the Broncos may not be getting many prime-time games this year? They have a pretty tame slate of opponents overall with the Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Eagles, Washington, Lions, and Bengals all on the schedule among some other non-playoff teams in 2020.
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The quarterback position, more than anything, sells in today’s NFL, and the Denver Broncos just don’t have that intrigue. Even sneaking a matchup against Patrick Mahomes or Justin Herbert into Monday night action wasn’t happening for the league this year.