The Broncos' 2016 season schedule was released Thursday, and the first game is likely to be the one most fans are anticipating anxiously.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, Denver will host the Panthers in the first-ever Super Bowl rematch in which the defending champs open the season at home against the team they faced in the championship. It is the second time a Super Bowl rematch has been in the first weekend, the first being Kansas City at Minnesota in 1970 following Super Bowl IV.
The Broncos will have five prime-time games, of which three are divisional matchups. The full schedule is below.
|1||Thursday, Aug. 11||at Chicago||Soldier Field||6 p.m. MDT||KOA NewsRadio|
|2||Saturday, Aug. 20||SAN FRANCISCO||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||7 p.m. MDT||KOA NewsRadio|
|3||Saturday, Aug. 27||LOS ANGELES||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||7 p.m. MDT||KOA NewsRadio|
|4||Thursday, Sept. 1||at Arizona||University of Phoeniz Stadium||7:30 p.m. MDT||KOA NewsRadio|
|1||Thursday, Sept. 8||CAROLINA||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||6:30 p.m. MDT||KOA NewsRadio|
|2||Sunday, Sept. 18||INDIANAPOLIS||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2:25 p.m. MDT||KOA NewsRadio|
|3||Sunday, Sept. 25||at Cincinnati||Paul Brown Stadium||11 a.m. MDT||KOA NewsRadio|
|4||Sunday, Oct. 2||at Tampa Bay||Raymond James Stadium||2:05 p.m. MDT||KOA NewsRadio|
|5||Sunday, Oct. 9||ATLANTA||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2:05 p.m. MDT||KOA NewsRadio*|
|6||Thursday, Oct. 13||at San Diego||Qualcomm Stadium||6:25 p.m. MDT||KOA NewsRadio#|
|7||Monday, Oct. 24||HOUSTON||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||6:30 p.m. MDT||KOA NewsRadio|
|8||Sunday, Oct. 30||SAN DIEGO||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2:05 p.m. MDT||KOA NewsRadio*|
|9||Sunday, Nov. 6||at Oakland||Oakland Coliseum||6:30 p.m. MST||KOA NewsRadio*|
|10||Sunday, Nov. 13||at New Orleans||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||11 a.m. MST||KOA NewsRadio*|
|12||Sunday Nov. 27||KANSAS CITY||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2:25 p.m. MST||KOA NewsRadio*|
|13||Sunday, Dec. 4||at Jacksonville||EverBank Field||11 a.m. MST||KOA NewsRadio*|
|14||Sunday, Dec. 11||at Tennessee||Nissan Stadium||11 a.m. MST||KOA NewsRadio*|
|15||Sunday, Dec. 18||NEW ENGLAND||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2:25 p.m. MST||KOA NewsRadio*|
|16||Sunday, Dec. 25||at Kansas City||Arrowhead Stadium||6:30 p.m. MST||KOA NewsRadio*|
|17||Sunday, Jan. 1||OAKLAND||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2:25 p.m. MST||KOA NewsRadio*|
* - All NFL games scheduled Sundays from Weeks 5-17 are eligible to be moved due to the league's flexible scheduling format.
# - Denotes game will also be broadcast live on Twitter