The Denver Broncos will look to improve from a back-to-back double digit loss season with a new quarterback and a new head coach.
Last year, we thought keeping the most difficult games at home was a good thing. It wasn’t. This year is a little different with a big easy home schedule, hopefully leading to more wins.
Opening Monday Night Football against the Oakland Raiders should be fun. Perhaps Joe Flanko could replicate that opening night’s magic as Jay Cutler made his way to the Raiders in Monday Night Football on Monday, 27, when the Broncos came out with a 3-1 win.
New Broncos head coach Vic Fangio will welcome his former team to the Chicago Bears as the two-team squad at Broncos Stadium in Mile High two weeks.
There are two stretches in this schedule that will be ruthless. The Wicks are 7-9 against the Chiefs, Colts and Browns, and then 13-15 on the week in early December, again against the Chargers, Texans and Chiefs. If they get into one of the stretches with a .500 record, they can earn enough wins to compete in 2019.
Ending the season at home against the Raiders is perfect. Oakland is not expected to do very well, so if the Broncos can scrap enough wins together, they may need to close out the season and win for the playoffs. One might expect, anyway.
For those of us without a season ticket, we can pick up a game ticket from the Stub Hub. Until now, only their predecessor tickets can be obtained. With both Champ Bailey and Pat Bolen inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, this first preseason game may be worth checking out.