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Bronco Rob 04-17-2012 11:29 AM

Denver Broncos schedule analysis.
 
Denver Broncos schedule analysis


Breakdown: Peyton Manning’s first game as the Broncos’ quarterback will be against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the same team that former Denver quarterback, Tim Tebow, beat in the playoffs in his final game in Denver. The NFL will put Manning in the immediate spotlight as he will play his first game since the 2010 season against Pittsburgh on Sunday night in Week 1.

The Broncos have two Monday night game, starting in Week 2 at Atlanta. They play in Week 6 at San Diego as well. The power of Manning is strong. Denver hosts New Orleans in Week 8 on Sunday night football and plays at Oakland in Week 14 on Thursday night.

The Broncos have the second toughest schedule in the NFL, but they play three of their first four games at home and they play their final two games of the season at home.

Complaint department: It’s simply a byproduct of the tough schedule. There are no breaks. The season looks like one tough stretch. There are no breaks. Denver must take advantage of starting and finishing the season at home.



http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post...ule-analysis-2





ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A day after the team's offseason conditioning program kicked off, the Broncos now know exactly what they're preparing for.

Denver's 2012 schedule was released on Tuesday, and it is highlighted by five primetime games -- two on Monday Night Football, two on Sunday Night Football and one on Thursday Night Football.

The campaign features matchups with seven teams that made the playoffs in 2011, including rematches with both of the Broncos' postseason opponents.

Before we get to the full schedule, here are a few notes on the 2012 slate:

•It will be the first time in franchise history the Broncos have opened the season with primetime games in back-to-back weeks.

•The five primetime national television broadcasts are the second most in team history.

•It's just the second time in franchise history that the Broncos have opened consecutive season in primetime -- the team played on Monday Night Football to open 2011.

•Denver's regular-season opponents had a combined record of 139-117 (.543) in 2011. That marks the second-toughest strength of schedule in the NFL.

•This marks the 21st consecutive season the Broncos have played on Monday Night Football, extending the longest active streak in the NFL. It is the second-longest such streak all-time.

•This will be the 13th consecutive season the Broncos have played at least one of the previous season's two Super Bowl teams.

•The schedule features games against the division champion from the AFC North, AFC South, AFC East and NFC South.

•It marks the second consecutive season the Broncos have opened at home after starting the season on the road for six straight years.

The team finalized its preseason schedule as well, which you can find here. The Broncos' 2012 regular-season schedule is laid out below.





http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-an...c-25a1ca5af2de







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Bronco Rob 04-17-2012 12:03 PM

‎2012 Schedule: 5 Prime Time Games

1. Sun., Sept. 9 ... PITTSBURGH .. 6:20 p.m. ... NBC
2. Mon. Sept. 17 ... at Atlanta ... 6:30 p.m. ... ESPN
3. Sun. Sept. 23 ... HOUSTON ... 2:15 p.m. ... CBS
4. Sun. Sept. 30 ... OAKLAND ... 2:05 p.m. ... CBS
5. Sun. Oct. 7 ... at New England ... 2:15 p.m. ... CBS
6. Mon. Oct. 15 ... at San Diego ... 6:30 p.m. ... ESPN
7 BYE
8. Sun. Oct. 28 ... NEW ORLEANS ... 6:20 p.m. ... NBC
9. Sun. Nov. 4 ... at Cincinnati ... 11 a.m. ... CBS
10. Sun. Nov. 11 ... at Carolina ... 11 a.m. ... CBS
11. Sun. Nov. 18 ... SAN DIEGO ... 2:15 p.m. ... CBS
12. Sun. Nov. 25 ... at Kansas City ... 11 a.m. ... CBS
13. Sun. Dec. 2 ... TAMPA BAY ... 2:05 p.m. ... FOX
14. Thu. Dec. 6 ... at Oakland ... 6:20 p.m. ... NFLN
15. Sun. Dec. 16 ... at Baltimore ... 11 a.m. ... CBS
16. Sun. Dec. 23 ... CLEVELAND ... 2:05 p.m. ... CBS
17. Sun. Dec. 30 ... KANSAS CITY ... 2:15 p.m. ... CBS




:sunshine:

Smilin Assassin 04-17-2012 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bronco Rob (Post 3559459)
Week 1 Sunday 9/9/2012 Texans @ Broncos NBC 8:20 PM

Week 2 Thursday 9/13/2012 Broncos @ Chargers NFLN 8:20 PM

Week 12 Sunday 11/25/2012 Broncos @ Ravens NBC 8:20 PM

Week 16 Monday 12/24/2012 Broncos @ Raiders ESPN 8:00 PM





:sunshine:

Is this a guess? Or going off the 'fake' schedule release, or....?

Kaylore 04-17-2012 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smilin Assassin (Post 3559476)
Is this a guess? Or going off the 'fake' schedule release, or....?

It's making fun of the fake schedule.

We will open at home! Awesome. :approve:

Bronco Rob 04-17-2012 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smilin Assassin (Post 3559476)
Is this a guess? Or going off the 'fake' schedule release, or....?




http://www.nowpublic.com/sports/nfl-...e-2916697.html

04-17-2012 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaylore (Post 3559484)
It's making fun of the fake schedule.

We will open at home! Awesome. :approve:

I anticipate at least 9 regular season prime time home games this year.

BroncoMan4ever 04-17-2012 12:46 PM

i honestly would rather the Steelers for week 1 and hold off on the Peyton Brady bowl until near the end of the season. by that time, Peyton's rust will have worn off and the team should be firing on all cylinders. It would make that game a hell of a lot more fun. it should be one of those late games that gets flexed to primetime.

Bronco Rob 04-17-2012 04:48 PM

:sunshine:

bpc 04-17-2012 04:52 PM

First two months look brutal. Hope Peyton is healthy.

SonOfLe-loLang 04-17-2012 05:05 PM

Some teams we think will be good won't...this happens every single year

CEH 04-17-2012 05:06 PM

Mannings been playing 1st place schedules for 10+ straight years
Nothing new to him

baja 04-17-2012 05:13 PM

4 and 12

Arkie 04-17-2012 05:35 PM

It looks like they tried to schedule all the prime time games in the first 7 games in case Peyton can't finish the season.

1. Sun., Sept. 9 ... PITTSBURGH .. 6:20 p.m. ... NBC
2. Mon. Sept. 17 ... at Atlanta ... 6:30 p.m. ... ESPN
3. Sun. Sept. 23 ... HOUSTON ... 2:15 p.m. ... CBS
4. Sun. Sept. 30 ... OAKLAND ... 2:05 p.m. ... CBS
5. Sun. Oct. 7 ... at New England ... 2:15 p.m. ... CBS
6. Mon. Oct. 15 ... at San Diego ... 6:30 p.m. ... ESPN
7 BYE
8. Sun. Oct. 28 ... NEW ORLEANS ... 6:20 p.m. ... NBC

Gcver2ver3 04-17-2012 05:44 PM

i don't see more than 3 losses...

thats right you heard me...

Beantown Bronco 04-17-2012 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gcver2ver3 (Post 3559889)
i don't see more than 3 losses...

thats right you heard me...

But what about after the bye week?

04-17-2012 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CEH (Post 3559857)
Mannings been playing 1st place schedules for 10+ straight years
Nothing new to him

You do know that "first place schedule" means 2 games different than what they might've been, while sitting in a cushy cupcake 6-game division schedule.

"Strength of Schedule" in the NFL is largely irrelevant year to year. You can have a tough schedule, but it generally has nothing to do with how you placed the year before.

SportinOne 04-17-2012 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arkie (Post 3559879)
It looks like they tried to schedule all the prime time games in the first 7 games in case Peyton can't finish the season.

1. Sun., Sept. 9 ... PITTSBURGH .. 6:20 p.m. ... NBC
2. Mon. Sept. 17 ... at Atlanta ... 6:30 p.m. ... ESPN
3. Sun. Sept. 23 ... HOUSTON ... 2:15 p.m. ... CBS
4. Sun. Sept. 30 ... OAKLAND ... 2:05 p.m. ... CBS
5. Sun. Oct. 7 ... at New England ... 2:15 p.m. ... CBS
6. Mon. Oct. 15 ... at San Diego ... 6:30 p.m. ... ESPN
7 BYE
8. Sun. Oct. 28 ... NEW ORLEANS ... 6:20 p.m. ... NBC

Well, that, and also in the second half of the season they can flex us to prime time, anyway.. It's a win-win situation for them.

ZONA 04-17-2012 11:54 PM

Is it just me or don't we always seem to have one of the toughest friggin schedules in the league. Don't matter if we're a good team or suck, we never get an easy schedule.

BroncoMan4ever 04-18-2012 01:23 AM

anyone else think that Baltimore game at the end of the season is more than likely going to get flexed?

Denver is going to be on national television a lot this season

Bronco Rob 04-18-2012 02:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baja (Post 3559861)
4 and 12




^5

UberBroncoMan 04-18-2012 03:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BroncoMan4ever (Post 3560100)
anyone else think that Baltimore game at the end of the season is more than likely going to get flexed?

Denver is going to be on national television a lot this season

We're lucky on our Thursday night game too since we get extra time before Balt.

Our Bye as well since we get to prep for the Aints.

Bronco Rob 04-18-2012 04:04 AM

The prodigious Jason Vida of ESPN Stats & Information has come up with some nuggets for each team’s 2012 schedule. Let’s take a look at what he has come up for the four AFC West teams:

DENVER BRONCOS

Five prime-time games are tied for most of any team, including the first two games and four of the first seven games

Denver faces 2011 playoff teams in its first three games and six of its first eight games (only face 1 2011 playoff team in final eight games).


KANSAS CITY CHEFS

The Chiefs have two stretches from Oct. 14 to Nov. 12 when they have at least 11 calendar days between games.

The final six games are against teams that did not have a winning record in 2011.


OAKLAND RAIDERS

The Raiders leave the state of California once in the final five games.


SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

The Chargers have four straight games against 2011 playoff teams in Weeks 11-14.




http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post...-odds-and-ends

Durango 04-18-2012 04:05 AM

This schedule is loaded with games we may be talking about ten years from now. As a ticket holder, I can't believe how enjoyable it will be. The Broncos need to be up to the task of course, but I honestly believe they will be.

11-5

04-18-2012 04:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZONA (Post 3560083)
Is it just me or don't we always seem to have one of the toughest friggin schedules in the league. Don't matter if we're a good team or suck, we never get an easy schedule.

Yeah luck of the draw you know. With the way its predetermined you never know what SOS will look like.

Bronco Rob 04-18-2012 05:51 AM

Peyton vs. Brady in Week 5 a highlight in Broncos’ schedule


The NFL clearly views the Denver Broncos as one of the marquee teams this season, with the schedule that was released today showing that the league office wants Peyton Manning on national television as often as possible.

We already noted that the Broncos open the season at home against the Steelers on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, but it turns out that the Broncos actually have their first two games in prime time: In Week Two Denver is at Atlanta on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

But the game that could be among the biggest of the entire 2012 NFL regular season is in Week Five, when Manning and the Broncos visit Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. When Manning’s Colts played the Patriots it was often the NFL’s most-watched game of the season, and now Manning’s Broncos against the Patriots may be as well. That Week Five contest is a Sunday afternoon game on CBS.

The Broncos have another Monday night prime time game against the Chargers Week Six, a Sunday night prime time game against the Saints Week Eight, and a Thursday night prime time game against the Raiders Week 14.




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