On Thursday night, the NFL released the schedule for all 32 teams, providing a road map for this fall’s sports calendar. How did things shake out for the Broncos? Here’s a look at the 2020 slate:
Week 1 | vs. Tennessee Titans
Monday, Sept. 14 | 8:10 pm
Denver opens up in the final game of Week 1, taking on Tennessee in the late Monday night game. Last season, the Broncos beat the Titans 16-0 at Empower Field, but that was a different version of both teams. This time around, it won’t be Joe Flacco and Marcus Mariota at quarterback. Thankfully.
Week 2 | at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, Sept. 20 | 11:00 a.m.
This is the perfect time to make the trip to Heinz Field, as the weather shouldn’t be a factor. Ben Roethlisberger figures to be back in the lineup for the Steelers, making this a great early season test for Vic Fangio defense. It’ll also be a tough venue for Drew Lock to navigate.
Week 3 | vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, Sept. 27 | 2:25 p.m.
Tom Brady comes to Denver, but not with the Patriots. That’ll definitely take some getting used to, as the six-time Super Bowl champion has left New England and taken his talents to Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers are loaded on offense, so this could be a shootout at Empower Field.
Week 4 | at New York Jets
Thursday, Oct. 1 | 6:20 p.m.
If the Broncos are going to have to play on a Thursday night in the Meadowlands, the first day of October is about the best time to do it. Adam Gase’s team is still one in transition, so maybe the Broncos can’t exact some revenge on their former offensive coordinator for running up the score when he was the head coach in Miami.
Week 5 | at New England Patriots
Sunday, Oct. 11 | 11:00 a.m.
This game has certainly lost a lot of its luster. Not that long ago, this would’ve definitely been the Sunday nighter. Now, it’s relegated to the early Sunday slot. Without Tom Brady, nobody knows what the Patriots will be, so this is definitely a winnable road tilt for Denver.
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