DENVER — In a drawn-out affair, the NFL finally released schedules for all 32 teams on Thursday, including the Broncos.
The organization made fans wait until 6 p.m. MT to receive the schedule, although leaks did escape. Discussion throughout the day also allowed others to glean information into how difficult the schedule may be.
According to NFL.com, the Broncos have the toughest set of opponents, and a difficult schedule, in 2017. According to the league, the average Broncos opponent in 2017 has a winning percentage of .578 last season.
Several games, including one of the most exciting, leaked ahead of the schedule release, too. The Broncos will open the season at home on Monday Night Football versus the Chargers on Sept. 11.
The rest of the schedule is as follows:
*Sept. 11: Chargers vs Broncos in Denver on Monday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. on ESPN
Sept. 17: Cowboys vs Broncos in Denver at 2:25 p.m. on Fox
Sept. 24: Broncos vs Buffalo Bills in Buffalo at 11 a.m. on CBS
Oct. 1: Oakland vs Broncos in Denver at 2:25 pm. on CBS
Oct. 8: BYE WEEK
*Oct. 15: New York Giants vs Broncos in Denver on Sunday Night Football at 6:30 p.m. on NBC
Oct. 22: Broncos vs Chargers in Los Angeles at 2:25 p.m. CBS
*Oct. 30: Broncos vs Chiefs in Kansas City on Monday Night Football at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN
Nov. 5: Broncos at Eagles in Philadelphia at 11 a.m. on CBS
*Nov. 12: Patriots vs Broncos in Denver on Sunday Night Football at 6:30 p.m. on NBC
Nov. 19: Bengals vs Broncos in Denver at 2:25 p.m. on CBS
Nov. 26: Broncos vs Raiders in Oakland at 2:25 p.m. on CBS
Dec. 3: Broncos vs Dolphins in Miami at 11 a.m. on CBS
Dec. 10: Jets vs Broncos in Denver at 2:05 p.m. on CBS
*Dec. 14: Broncos at Colts in Indianapolis on Thursday Night Football at 6:25 p.m. on NFL/NBC/Amazon
Dec. 24: Broncos vs Redskins in Washington at 11 a.m. on CBS
Dec. 31: Chiefs vs Broncos at 2:05 p.m. on CBS
For more details and analysis on this schedule, see Denver7 Broncos Insider Troy Renck's story here.