The less than stellar finish last season coupled with the lack of star power had to be determining factors in the Broncs only getting one primetime game on the 2010 schedule (week 11 at San Diego), but overall, it looks to be a manageable path for a team trying to get back on the right one.
The schedule makers were gracious to Denver as they get the Colts and Jets (at home) out of the way relatively early and while they do have a vicious three game road trip late in the season, Kansas City (a Kurt Warner less) Arizona, and Oakland isn't the worst combination they could have inherited. Besides, they are rewarded with two home games to end the season.
Here is the full Broncos schedule for the 2010 campaign:
12 @ Jacksonville
10/3 @ Tennessee
10/10 @ Baltimore
10/17 NEW YORK JETS
10/31 @ San Francisco (in London)
11/14 KANSAS CITY
11/22 @ San Diego (Monday Night)
11/28 ST. LOUIS
12/5 @ Kansas City
12/12 @ Arizona
12/19 @ Oakland
1/2 SAN DIEGO
Around the rest of the league, here are some of the other noteable games:
- Vikings vs. Saints (Thursday, Sep 9) Rematch of last year's NFC title game to kick off the new year. Let's all hold our breath and wait for Brett Favre to decide if he is going to grace us with his presence.
- Cowboys vs. Redskins (Sunday Night, Sep 12) Donovan McNabb makes his Skins' debut against the rival Cowboys in the first Sunday night game of the season.
- Ravens vs. Jets (Monday Night, Sep 13) New York head coach Rex Ryan faces his old squad in the Jets' first game in their new stadium.
- Giants vs. Colts (Sunday Night, Sep 19) Manning Bowl!
- Redskins vs. Eagles (Sunday, Oct 3) McNabb makes his return to Philly.
- Steelers vs. Saints (Sunday Night, Oct 31) The NFL decides to go head to head with the World Series
- Saints vs. Cowboys (Thursday, Nov 25) One of the better sounding Thanksgiving Day games in recent memories (Patriots vs. Lions is the other offering)
- Bengals vs. Jets (Thursday Night Nov 25) Rematch from the playoffs serves as a quality Thanksgiving nightcap.
Click here for full 2010 NFL schedule
Can't wait for the draft to make it's primetime debut on Thursday night and I'm already looking forward to the new season.
What do you think of the Broncos schedule? Are there any other games from around the league that jump out at you?
Let me know below!