Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Denver Broncos 2011 Regular Season Schedule

The NFL just released the full schedules of each of the 32 teams, the Denver Broncos have two nationally televised games - both at home. A few more interesting notes and the full schedule can be seen below:
  • The Broncos will open on the season at home on September 12th on Monday Night Football against the Oakland Raiders. It will be the second game on ESPN's double header.

  • The team will face the New York Jets on November 17th in Week fourteen at home on Thursday night football on NFL Network.

  • Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will face his former team for the first time in the regular on December 11th when the Bears take on the Broncos in week 14.

  • Denver will travel to Buffalo to face the Bills on Christmas Eve in week 16.

  • Denver's 2011 opponents had a combined record of 133-123-0 (.520) in 2010, giving them the third most difficult schedule in the NFL.
Regular Season Schedule:

Week One: Monday, September 12th, against the Oakland Raiders (home) starts 8:15 p.m. MDT on ESPN (NTL).

Week Two: Sunday, September 18th, against the Cincinnati Bengals (home) starts at 2:15 MDT on CBS.

Week Three: Sunday, September 25th against the Tennessee Titans (away) starting at 12 p.m. CDT on CBS.

Week Four: Sunday, October 2nd against the Green Bay Packers (away) starting at 3:15 p.m. CDT on CBS.

Week Five: Sunday, October 9th against the San Diego Chargers (home) starting at 2:15 p.m. MDT on CBS.

Week Six: Bye Week.

Week Seven: Sunday, October 23rd against the Miami Dolphins (away) starting at 1 p., EDT on CBS.

Week Eight: Sunday, October 30th against the Detroit Lions (home) starting at 2:05 MDT on Fox.

Week Nine: Sunday, November 6th against the Oakland Raiders (away) starting at 1:05 PST on CBS.

Week Ten: Sunday, November 13th against the Kansas City Chiefs (away) starting at 12 p.m. CST on CBS.

Week Eleven: Thursday, November 17th against the New York Jets (home) starting at 6:20 p.m. MST on NFLN (NTL).

Week Twelve: Sunday, November 27th against the San Diego Chargers (away) starting at 1:15 p.m. PST on CBS*.

Week Thirteen: Sunday, December 4th against the Minnesota Vikings (away) starting at 3:05 p.m. CST on CBS*.

Week Fourteen: Sunday, December 11th against the Chicago Bears (home) starting at 2:05 p.m. MST on FOX*.

Week Fifteen: Sunday, December 18th against the New England Patriots (home) starting at 2:15 p.m. MST on CBS*.

Week Sixteen: Saturday, December 24th against the Buffalo Bills starting at 1 p.m. EST on CBS*.

Week Seventeen: Sunday, January 1st against the Kansas City Chiefs (home) starting at 2:15 p.m. MST on CBS*.

* - All NFL games scheduled for Sundays from Weeks 11-17 are eligible to be moved to the Sunday night game, which is televised nationally by NBC.

NTL - Denotes nationally televised game

Preseason Schedule:

The Denver Broncos will open the 2011 preseason on the road against the Dallas Cowboys (8/11), followed by two home games against the Buffalo Bills (8/20) and the Seattle Seahawks (8/27) and conclude the preseason in Arizona taking on the Cardinals (9/1).

As Andrew Mason of MaxDenver.com has pointed out, because the Broncos will face Dallas on August 11th, they may start Training Camp as early as July 27th, 2011. Of course, there may not even be a training camp, preseason or even regular season if the league owners and players cannot reach a new collective bargaining agreement soon.

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