The Denver Broncos finally found out what their 2017 NFL schedule will look like as the league officially released the entire slate Thursday night.
New coach Vance Joseph will make his coaching debut in primetime. The Broncos will open up the 2017 season at home against the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, Sept. 11. They will be the second game of ESPN’s Monday Night Football doubleheader and will be preceded by a matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings.
Three of Denver’s games already had been leaked prior to Thursday night’s official reveal, including the season opener. We also already knew about Denver’s Week 10 battle in primetime against the New England Patriots, as well as another Sunday Night Football showdown in Week 6 against the New York Giants.
Denver will be featured in primetime five times next season against the Giants, Patriots, Chargers, Colts and Chiefs. The Broncos will be on bye during Week 5.
Denver will look to get back into the playoffs after going from Super Bowl 50 champs to missing the postseason entirely last season.
Denver Broncos 2017 NFL schedule:
Week 1: vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Sept. 11, 10:20 p.m. ET (Monday Night Football)
Week 2: vs Dallas Cowboys, Sept. 17, 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 3: at Buffalo Bills, Sept. 24, 1 p.m. ET
Week 4: vs. Oakland Raiders, Oct. 1, 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 5: BYE
Week 6: vs. New York Giants, Oct. 15, 8:30 p.m. ET (Sunday Night Football)
Week 7: at Los Angeles Chargers, Oct. 22, 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 8: at Kansas City Chiefs, Oct. 30, 8:30 p.m. ET (Sunday Night Football)
Week 9: at Philadelphia Eagles, Nov. 5, 1 p.m. ET
Week 10: vs. New England Patriots, Nov. 12, 8:25 p.m. ET (Sunday Night Football)
Week 11: vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Nov. 19, 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 12: vs. Oakland Raiders, Nov. 26, 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 13: at Miami Dolphins, Dec. 3, 1 p.m. ET
Week 14: vs. New York Jets, Dec. 10, 4:05 p.m. ET
Week 15: at Indianapolis Colts, Dec. 14, 8:25 p.m. ET (Thursday Night Football)
Week 16: at Washington Redskins, Dec. 24, 1 p.m. ET
Week 17: vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Dec. 31, 4:05 p.m. ET