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  • Tue., Feb. 27, 2018 12:00 AM MST NFL Scouting Combine begins Feb. 27-March 5: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Mon., Mar. 12, 2018 12:00 AM MDT Clubs may negotiate with unrestricted free agents March 12-14: Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2017 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
  • Wed., Mar. 14, 2018 2:00 PM MDT 2018 league year and free agency period begin

    Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for 2018 on all players who have option clauses in their 2017 contracts.

    Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit qualifying offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation.

    Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a minimum salary tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2017 contracts who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agency credit.

    Top 51 begins. All clubs must be under the 2018 salary cap prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    All 2017 player contracts will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The 2018 league year and free agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The first day of the 2018 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

    The first day of the 2018 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

    Trading period for 2018 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts.

  • Sun., Mar. 25, 2018 12:00 AM MDT Annual League Meetings begin March 25-28: Annual League Meetings, Orlando, Florida.
  • Mon., Apr. 16, 2018 12:00 AM MDT Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs April 16: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
  • Thu., Apr. 26, 2018 6:00 PM MDT 2018 NFL Draft begins April 26-28: 2018 NFL Draft, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX.
Moments in History
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2009
2010-

Tradition

Season Results - 1978
1978 Preseason Schedule (2-2)
Date Attendance Score Opponent Game Site Notes
Aug. 5 48,027 W 17-12 Houston Oilers Astrodome Saturday night
Aug. 12 74,619 L 21-14 Dallas Cowboys Mile High Stadium Saturday night
Aug. 19 18,301 W 23-13 Buffalo Bills Rich Stadium Saturday night
Aug. 25 73,559 L 24-13 San Francisco 49ers Mile High Stadium Friday night

1978 Regular Season Schedule (10-6; 1st AFC West)
Date Attendance Score Opponent Game Site Notes
Sept. 3 74,904 W 14-6 Oakland Raiders Mile High Stadium  
Sept. 11 46,508 L 12-9 Minnesota Vikings Metropolitan Stadium Monday night (OT)
Sept. 17 74,983 W 27-14 San Diego Chargers Mile High Stadium  
Sept. 24 60,593 W 23-17 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium Overtime
Oct. 1 74,989 W 28-7 Seattle Seahawks Mile High Stadium  
Oct. 8 50,077 L 23-0 San Diego Chargers San Diego Stadium  
Oct. 16 75,008 W 16-7 Chicago Bears Mile High Stadium Monday night
Oct. 22 54,057 L 7-6 Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium  
Oct. 29 62,948 W 20-17 Seattle Seahawks Kingdome Overtime
Nov. 5 74,983 L 31-28 New York Jets Mile High Stadium  
Nov. 12 70,856 W 19-7 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Stadium  
Nov. 19 74,965 W 16-3 Green Bay Packers Mile High Stadium  
Nov. 23 71,785 L 17-14 Detroit Lions Silverdome Thursday
Dec. 3 53,932 W 21-6 Oakland Raiders Oakland Coliseum  
Dec. 10 74,149 W 24-3 Kansas City Chiefs Mile High Stadium  
Dec. 16 74,104 L 21-17 Pittsburgh Steelers Mile High Stadium Saturday

1978 AFC Divisional Playoff Game
Date Attendance Score Opponent Game Site Notes
Dec. 30 48,921 L 33-10 Pittsburgh Steelers Three Rivers Stadium Saturday