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Trevor Siemian and Philip Rivers talk after the Broncos hosted the Chargers on Sunday, October 30, 2016 - Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The 2017 NFL schedule is out. The Denver Broncos will begin the year by hosting the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football. It is one of five prime time games for the Broncos.




WEEK 1 - Thursday 8/10/17 at Chicago Bears, 6 p.m. MDT

WEEK 2 - Saturday 8/19/17 at San Francisco 49ers, 8 p.m. MDT

WEEK 3 - Saturday 8/26/17 vs. Green Bay Packers, 7 p.m. MDT

WEEK 4 - Thursday 8/31/17 vs. Arizona Cardinals, 7 p.m. MDT


WEEK 1 - Monday 9/11/17 vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m. MDT

WEEK 2 - Sunday 9/17/17 vs. Dallas Cowboys, 2:25 p.m. MDT

WEEK 3 - Sunday 9/24/17 at Buffalo Bills, 11 a.m. MDT

WEEK 4 - Sunday 10/1/17 vs. Oakland Raiders, 2:25 p.m. MDT


WEEK 6 - Sunday 10/15/17 vs. New York Giants, 6:30 p.m. MDT

WEEK 7 - Sunday 10/22/17 at Los Angeles Chargers, 2:25 p.m. MDT

WEEK 8 - Monday 10/30/17 vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 6:30 p.m. MDT

WEEK 9 - Sunday 11/5/17 at Philadelphia Eagles, 11 a.m. MST

WEEK 10 - Sunday 11/12/17 vs. New England Patriots, 6:30 p.m. MST

WEEK 11 - Sunday 11/19/17 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 2:25 p.m. MST

WEEK 12 - Sunday 11/26/17 at Oakland Raiders, 2;25 p.m. MST

WEEK 13 - Sunday 12/3/17 at Miami Dolphins, 11 a.m. MST

WEEK 14 - Sunday 12/10/17 vs. New York Jets, 2:05 p.m. MST

WEEK 15 - Thursday 12/14/17 at Indianapolis Colts, 6:25 p.m. MST

WEEK 16 - Sunday 12/24/17 at Washington Redskins, 11 a.m. MST

WEEK 17 - Sunday 12/31/17 vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 2:25 p.m. MST



Broncos will open the NFL season at home against the Los Angeles Chargers on ESPN’s Monday Night Football (Sept. 11)

 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Five nationally televised games and an NFL-high eight contests against playoff teams from a year ago highlight the Denver Broncos’ 2017 regular-season schedule, which was released by the National Football League on Thursday.

Click here for a printable version of the Broncos’ 2017 NFL Schedule.

With primetime games on Sunday Night Football (2), Monday Night Football (2) and Thursday Night Football (1), this season marks the sixth year in a row Denver has been scheduled for at least five nationally televised contests.

The Broncos will begin the season by hosting the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, Sept. 11, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in the second game of ESPN’s Monday Night Football doubleheader (8:20 p.m. MDT). This is the seventh consecutive year the Broncos will open the regular season at home—the longest current streak in the NFL.

“My eyes go to Week 1. It’s important to get off to a great start. It’s a home game and it’s in division, so that’s important.” 

 –Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph


The 2017 season marks the sixth time the Broncos will open on Monday Night Football (3-2 rec.) and the first since 2011 against Oakland (L, 23-20). This also is the 26th season Denver will be appearing on MNF—the longest active streak in the NFL and the second-longest streak in league history.

Denver will host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 17 (2:25 p.m. MDT, FOX), before its first road game of the season—a trip to Buffalo to take on the Bills on Sunday, Sept. 24 (1 p.m. EDT, CBS).

A home game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Oct. 1 (2:25 p.m. MDT, CBS), will precede the Broncos’ bye in Week 5. Since the bye was introduced by the NFL in 1990, this will represent just the fifth time the Broncos’ bye has occurred on or before Week 5.

“I think the [anticipation of the] bye week is always based on where your team is at that moment—Injuries and how you rest your football team. Early, mid or late, it’s all game planned around where your team feels. Having it early after four games, it’s a good deal. I place the season in quarters. In the first four weeks, we get our first quarter over then we have our bye. It’s always good. You hope to be successful obviously in that first quarter. But, to have that chance in week 5 to reboot and reset it again is important.”

–Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph

Returning from their bye, the Broncos will host the New York Giants on Sunday, Oct. 15 (6:30 p.m. MDT), in their first of two scheduled home games on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

Denver will embark on a three-game road trip in Weeks 7-9 beginning with the team’s visit to the newly-relocated Chargers in Carson, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 22 (2:25 p.m. MDT, CBS). The Broncos will play their second Monday Night Football game of the season on Oct. 30 at Kansas City (7:30 p.m. CDT, ESPN) before traveling to Philadelphia to play the Eagles on Sunday, Nov. 5 (1 p.m. EST, CBS).

“Playing good defense on the road is always a must—keeping the point totals low and controlling the football, not turning the football over. Two out of three are division opponents. Two out of three are fairly easy trips (travel-wise). We do have a trip to Philly, which is a cross country trip. It’s important to be a good road team. You have to play well on the road to be a playoff team. It doesn’t bother me. Obviously, three straight is a great challenge. I’m looking forward to it.”

–Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph

The Broncos will look to post their first winning record in a three-game road trip in their ninth such try since the NFL switched to a 16-game schedule in 1978. The Broncos last played three consecutive road games in 2014, posting a 1-2 record during that stretch.

Denver will return home to play the Super Bowl-champion New England Patriots on NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Nov. 12 (6:30 p.m. MST). The game is scheduled to mark the Broncos’ 24th SNF matchup—the eighth most in the NFL since the program began in 2006.

The Broncos will host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Nov. 19 (2:25 p.m. MST, CBS), before road games on opposite coasts against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Nov. 16 (1:25 p.m. PDT, CBS), and the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Dec. 3 (1 p.m. EST, CBS).

Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph will make his return to Miami, where he spent the 2016 season as the team’s defensive coordinator. The Dolphins finished with a 10-6 record and advanced to the playoffs for the first time in eight years.

“It’s just business for me. My first thought: it was December 3, so the weather won’t be a factor. If you play there in September, even October, it’s so warm for your football team and it’s a disadvantage. But, being December 3, I’m OK with it. It’s going to be a business trip for me.”

–Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph


Denver returns home for a matchup against the New York Jets on Sunday, Dec. 10 (2:05 p.m. MST, CBS), and then travels to Indianapolis to face the Colts on Thursday Night Football on Dec. 14 (8:25 p.m. EST). In addition to airing on NFL Network and NBC, the Broncos-Colts game will feature a live OTT digital stream provided by Amazon Prime.

The Broncos will wrap up the regular season with a Christmas Eve road game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Dec. 24 (1 p.m. EST, CBS), and a New Year’s Eve home contest against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Dec. 31 (2:05 p.m. MST, CBS).

In accordance with the NFL’s flexible scheduling plan, all game times for Sundays in Weeks 5-17 are subject to change.

Along with the announcement of the regular-season schedule, the Broncos have finalized the dates and times for their preseason games.

Denver opens the preseason with road games against the Chicago Bears (Thursday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. CDT) and San Francisco 49ers (Saturday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. PDT) before hosting the Green Bay Packers (Saturday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. MDT) and Arizona Cardinals (Thursday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m. MDT).

The Broncos have an agreement with 9NEWS/KTVD-Channel 20 to televise the club’s preseason games locally for the seventh consecutive year.

For the 48th consecutive year, KOA NewsRadio (850 AM & 94.1 FM) will broadcast all Broncos games as the team’s flagship radio station. The Fox (103.5 FM) will simulcast games for the fifth consecutive year along with the more than 60 Broncos Radio Network affiliates located throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, Denver’s Spanish radio home of the Broncos, KNRV (1150 AM), will broadcast all home and away games for the second consecutive year.