Top 5: Toughest games on Denver Broncos 2014 schedule


The 2014 regular season schedule in the NFL is set to be released sometime later in April. On Wednesday, the preseason schedule was announced at the Denver Broncos will play the Seattle Seahawks at home, the San Francisco 49ers on the road, Houston Texans in Denver and then at the Dallas Cowboys. The dates are not finalized.

The opponents for the regular season are already announced without dates, too. No matter when these games are played, these will be the five toughest for the Broncos.

5. San Diego Chargers at home

No matter what, the Chargers and Philip Rivers play the Broncos tough at home. Last season San Diego handed Denver its only home loss on a Thursday night in December. The Broncos got revenge in the divisional round of the playoffs but the Chargers always give the Broncos a fight.

4. Kansas City Chiefs on the road

Arrowhead Stadium is never very nice to the Denver Broncos. Last season, in a battle for first place in the AFC West, the Broncos fell behind 21-7, then took a 35-21 lead before having to hold on for a 35-28 win to grab a stranglehold on the AFC West. If this game ends up in December, the Broncos could be in some trouble with the improved Chiefs.

3. New England Patriots on the road

Doesn’t it seem like the Broncos always travel to play the Patriots? Tom Brady and crew never come to Denver. This rivalry has been ratcheted up a notch with Peyton Manning in orange and blue and the fact Denver blew a 24-0 lead last season. It will probably be a primetime game with playoff implications. It is never easy at Gillette Stadium.

2. Indianapolis Colts at home

Manning’s old team makes the trip to Denver. It will still be an emotional game for the Broncos quarterback and the Colts are an up-and-coming team in the AFC. Another possible primetime game with playoff seeds on the line. The Colts handed the Broncos their first loss of the season last year.

1. Seattle Seahawks on the road

The Super Bowl rematch will be highly anticipated. The Seahawks just destroyed the Broncos in the big game. This top spot could have also gone to the Broncos’ game with the 49ers. The Broncos will be heading to the loudest stadium in the NFL. Another spot where the Broncos could be playing primetime.

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