DENVER (CBS4) – Every Sunday is a big day during the NFL’s regular season, but these Broncos games from the 2015 schedule released Tuesday night really stand out:
1. Ravens, Week 1
Another opener against Baltimore? At Mile High? Really? That’s the second time in three years. Last time Peyton Manning tossed a touchdown pass, then another, then another, then another, then another, and then two more!
2. Chiefs, Week 2
If Manning repeats such a feat he and the Broncos will need to rest up quickly. They’ll only get three days to prepare for an away game against the Kansas City Chiefs, who acquired wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in the offseason and are looking for their first win against Denver since Jan. 1, 2012. They play on Thursday Night Football on Sept. 17.
3. Packers, Week 8
November kicks off with a bang when the Cheeseheads come to town for Sunday Night Football. The Broncos haven’t hosted Green Bay in a regular season game in eight years. In his career Manning has only defeated the Pack once.
4. Colts, Week 9
Eight days later the Broncos will try their luck again in Indiana against the Colts after a loss at Lucas Oil Stadium two seasons ago. Manning is 1-1 against the team he led to the Super Bowl two different times.
5. Bears, Week 11
It will be a Fox trot in the Windy City on Nov. 22 when the Broncos face their old coach John Fox. The last time the Broncos and Bears played, Tim Tebow (now on the Eagles roster!) led Denver to a 13-10 overtime victory.
6. Patriots, Week 12
Looks who’s coming to Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Thanksgiving weekend! It’s the Super Bowl Champs in another Sunday night game (the last of three). Will this be Brady vs. Manning for the last time?
See the full Broncos preseason and regular season schedule here.