The Denver Broncos have the biggest disadvantage over any other team in the NFL. They are ranked as having the number one toughest schedule this upcoming season. It also doesn’t help that we don’t know who the starting quarterback will be going into Week 1. New head coach Vance Joseph is looking to prove that he is worthy of leading a team, and what better way to do it than taking on the toughest schedule in the league?
The Broncos are apart of the AFC West division which is a tough division to play in. The Raiders and Chiefs led the division last year and the Chargers are showing promise for a great season. Other than the division opponents, who will be the Broncos toughest opponents this season?
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Week 6: New York Giants
The New York Giants did not lose anybody major during the offseason and they went out and added players to their offense to make them dangerous. Starting with adding wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the New York Jets to go along with Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard. The Giants also added tight end Evan Engram through the draft who comes in as the second best rookie tight end behind O.J. Howard. This team looks like a playoff team and will be looking to conquer any team in their way.
Week 10: New England Patriots
Anyone who goes up against the Patriots will be in for a challenge. The Broncos will take on the defending Super Bowl champions who had one of the best offseasons as a team, adding multiple free agents that will provide an impact immediately. These two teams played last year where the Patriots came out victorious winning 16-3. I don’t believe that this will be the same kind of game it was last year. The Patriots are too strong right now and they are looking to repeat as Super Bowl champs.
Week 13: @ Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins are coming off of a successful season in 2016 and are looking to build off of it. Adam Gase will have a healthy Ryan Tannehill at quarterback to throw to their dangerous receiving core of Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Julius Thomas. Running back Jay Ajayi is coming off of his best season so far and now we know what to expect from him. The Dolphins will have an advantage as the home team which will make life harder on the Broncos.