Before we get to the season opener, we thought we’d rank the Denver Broncos schedule, from easiest to hardest.
Our rankings are based on last year’s performance from the teams Denver will be playing, coupled with what we know from the offseason and factoring what the Broncos have done in their own offseason.
After what seems years of difficult schedules, Denver has a relatively easy run this year, their strength of schedule is tied for 25th in the NFL.
Obviously, home games favor the Broncos who have owned the third best home record in the NFL over the last five seasons. They are the fourth best team in the NFL overall during that time. Denver has a decided home field advantage at The Stadium That’s a Mile High That Also Has a Field Where the Denver Broncos Play (or whatever it’s called now).
We also have weighted division games as there is extra motivation, particularly in late-season. Rivlary games, with the New England Patriots or Baltimore Ravens are considered.
Division games will be considered separately, the Kansas City Chiefs, for example, have a definite home field advantage over the Broncos. Particularly in November (or later).
The Broncos both open and finish at home this season. Their only two-game homestand is to open the season. They have two back-to-back road trips this season. Week 10 is Denver’s bye week.
With Friday’s preseason game in the books, we have a glimpse of the final roster possibilities.
Let’s look at the games: