Though the Denver Broncos will have to wait until later this spring to see their full schedule for the 2023 season, they already know all of the opponents they will face.
When the season concluded for the Broncos this year, their opponents for next season were put in place. By virtue of finishing last in the AFC West, the Broncos will place the last-place finisher in each of the other AFC divisions while also battling the teams from the NFC North and AFC East.
Theoretically, the Broncos should have an “easier” schedule as a result of that but that doesn’t ever seem to work out that way as things change in the NFL so rapidly and bad teams can become good teams just like that.
The Broncos will find out when these games fall on their schedule later this year when the NFL releases that info but right now, we can take a quick look and see which games are the most intriguing on next year’s slate, at least as of right now.
Broncos’ most interesting opponents in 2023: Detroit Lions
This is one of those opponents that most fans would glance over most of the time and also one that used to be viewed as an easy win. But the Lions really turned their team around in the second half of the 2022 season and should come into 2023 with a lot of hype behind them.
This game will also take place at Ford Field and the Lions will prove to be a worthy test for a Broncos team that will hopefully be much improved.
Detroit had one of the league’s most potent offenses this season and after foiling the postseason plans of the Green Bay Packers, is riding high right now.
This will be an interesting game for several reasons.
The Broncos lead the all-time series 9-5 and have won the last three meetings between these two teams but depending on when this game is placed on the schedule, this will not be the Lions that most NFL fans have become accustomed to.