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Published on 04/19/2011 at Tue Apr 19 17:14.
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NFL announces 2011 Broncos schedule


The 2011 Denver Broncos schedule has been announced, with the Broncos set to open the season on Monday Night Football against the Oakland Raiders. The Broncos’ 2011 season, if there is one, opens on September 12 and also features a Thursday night skirmish against the New York Jets in November.

The schedule is below; press release after the jump.


(home games in caps; all times local at site of game)

Week Opp. Date Time Match
1 OAK Mon 09/12 8:15 OAKLAND @ DENVER
2 CIN Sun 09/18 2:15 CINCINNATI @ DENVER
3 TEN Sun 09/25 12:00 Denver @ Tennessee
4 GB Sun 10/02 3:15 Denver @ Green Bay
5 SD Sun 10/09 2:15 SAN DIEGO @ DENVER
6 DEN – BYE –
7 MIA Sun 10/23 1:00 Denver @ Miami
8 DET Sun 10/30 2:05 DETROIT @ DENVER
9 OAK Sun 11/06 1:05 Denver @ Oakland
10 KC Sun 11/13 12:00 Denver @ Kansas City
11 SD Thu 11/17 6:20 NEW YORK JETS @ DENVER
12 SD Sun 11/27 1:15 Denver @ San Diego
13 MIN Sun 12/04 3:05 Denver @ Minnesota
14 CHI Sun 12/11 2:05 CHICAGO @ DENVER
15 NE Sun 12/18 2:15 NEW ENGLAND @ DENVER
16 BUF Sun 12/24 1:00 Denver @ Buffalo
17 KC Sun 01/01 2:15 KANSAS CITY @ DENVER
All times PM local


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Two nationally televised games, including a home opener against the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football, and matchups with three of the four 2010 conference championship game participants highlight the Denver Broncos’ 2011 regular-season schedule, which was released by the National Football League on Tuesday.

Denver will open the season at home for the first time since 2004 when it hosts Oakland on Monday, Sept. 12, at 8:15 p.m. MDT in its 63rd all-time appearance on Monday Night Football. The Broncos will be appearing on program for the 20th consecutive year, extending the NFL’s longest active streak and representing the second-longest overall streak in league history.

A matchup against Cincinnati (Sept. 18) at INVESCO Field at Mile High the following week will mark the first time since 1998 Denver will open the season with consecutive home games.

The Broncos will play a pair of road contests at Tennessee (Sept. 25) and at the defending Super Bowl-champion Green Bay Packers (Oct. 2) in Weeks 3-4. The game against Green Bay marks the 12th consecutive year the Broncos will play one of the previous season’s Super Bowl teams. Denver will open AFC West divisional play at home the following weekend against San Diego (Oct. 9) before its Week 6 bye (Oct. 16).

A road contest at Miami (Oct. 23) and a home game against Detroit (Oct. 30) precede a stretch of four away games in five weeks for the Broncos. Denver will play consecutive AFC West road games against Oakland (Nov. 6) and Kansas City (Nov. 13) before a short turnaround to play the Jets on Thursday, Nov. 17, on NFL Network. The Broncos will play at San Diego (Nov. 27) and at Minnesota (Dec. 4) in the third and final multi-game road trip of the season.

Denver will play three home games in the season’s final four weeks, beginning with matchups against Chicago (Dec. 11) and New England (Dec. 18). The Broncos will wrap up the regular season against Buffalo on Christmas Eve (Saturday, Dec. 24) before returning home to host Kansas City on New Year’s Day.

The 2011 regular-season schedule features six games against five clubs that qualified for the playoffs last year. Its regular-season opponents had a combined record of 133-123 (.520) in 2010.

In accordance with the NFL’s flexible scheduling plan, the Broncos’ schedule may include additional prime-time games late in the season. All NFL games scheduled for Sunday from Weeks 11-17 are eligible to be moved to the Sunday night game, which is televised nationally by NBC.

The Broncos’ complete schedule is listed below with all times local at game sites. Kickoff times for Denver’s home preseason games against Buffalo (Aug. 20) and Seattle (Aug. 27) will be released at a later date.

  • Joshua Manning

    For a 4-12 team last season, the Broncos have a lot of primetime games. Makes you think one of the two things. Reason #1: Broncos have die-hard fans OR Reason #2: TEBOW (and ELWAY)

  • Jon

    Excited about a rematch with Jets on Thursday night, excited about the game against Oakland on my Birthday (Nov. 6th), excited about Bailey matching up against Marshall in week seven, excited about starting the season on MNF and I'm excited about playing the bears and their quarterback.

    I'm not excited about having the third hardest schedule in the NFL and playing three division road games in a four week stretch!

    Now if only they'd lift the lockout…

  • MeOMy

    I just want Denver to beat the Jets for my birthday.

  • Gradishar53

    Chicago @ Denver, Dec 11th: I can only hope the defense is firing on all cylinders to that Cutler gets sacked 6 times and picked 3 times in a 44-0 victory… Early Christmas for us! Not too much to ask for, is it?

  • Doom92

    “I'm not excited about having the third hardest schedule in the NFL and playing three division road games in a four week stretch!”

    Me either but the good thing about having a tough one is that if you can manage a winning season and even squeak into the play-offs as a wild card I think your more ready for it. When you have an easy schedule not so much.

    I like the 3 out of 4 homers to end the season and its nice to open at home again for a change.

  • Mike Birtwistle

    Chicago and New England in 7 days…………

    For someone who is looking for a couple of back to back home games to come over to Invesco to see, that looks mighty tempting. It'd be nice to see the 2011 superbowl champs play Cutler and Brady.

  • PTA

    Why no Sunday Night games on NBC?  It seems a little weird to me that the Broncos have only appeared on SNF once since that broadcast started.

  • PTA

    Why no Sunday Night games on NBC?  It seems a little weird to me that the Broncos have only appeared on SNF once since that broadcast started.

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  • Tebow

    For Tebow fans, I found a video collection of Tim Tebow at, They have like 100 videos of Tebow, it’s really a Tebow Madness

  • Aaron Tinnermeier

    TebowTV = TebowMania. Go Broncos