Denver Broncos schedule 2021: Who do they play week one?
The Denver Broncos‘ 2021 schedule will be released in full on Wednesday, but specific matchups are already being leaked to the public and the full slate of games for week one has been revealed. Who do the Broncos play?
The season opener for the Denver Broncos will happen on the road in New York against the New York Giants.
In their last five meetings against each other, the Denver Broncos are 3-2 against the Giants, but the Giants have the all-time edge in the series at 7-6. For fans who have been around for a while, this is a forgettable Denver Broncos Super Bowl rematch.
Kickoff for the game will be at 4:25 ET (2:25 MT), which is a great change of pace for Denver Broncos fans who have been typically waiting for the second of Monday Night Football double-headers in recent years.
The Broncos traveled out to New York last year to play the Jets on Thursday Night Football and that wound up being one of the team’s five victories last season in a game started by Brett Rypien.
Assuming everyone is healthy, this matchup against the Giants will feature some of the best young offensive playmakers in the entire NFL on either side.
The Giants have not been in the thick of quarterback rumors at all this offseason, which is odd, but Daniel Jones is entering year three and they are obviously going to be expecting big things out of him with a healthy Saquon Barkley at running back and now Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, John Ross III, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, and Kyle Rudolph among their offensive weapons.
The Denver Broncos obviously have their own combination of intriguing offensive weapons but this game will be a great test for the new-look Denver Broncos’ defense.
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This game lands pretty close to the ‘sweet spot’ for season openers aside from the fact that it’s on the road. The Broncos get to play in a familiar time slot and against a team that they match up pretty well with talent-wise.