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  • Sat., Jan. 28, 2017 12:30 PM MST Senior Bowl Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
  • Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 6:00 PM MST NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
  • Sun., Feb. 05, 2017 4:30 PM MST Super Bowl LI Super Bowl LI, NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Wed., Feb. 15, 2017 12:00 AM MST First day to designate Franchise or Transition players First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
  • Tue., Feb. 28, 2017 12:00 AM MST Combine Timing and Testing The Combine begins in Indianapolis and runs through March 6.
  • Wed., Mar. 01, 2017 2:00 PM MST Deadline to designate Francise or Transition Players Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
  • Tue., Mar. 07, 2017 12:00 AM MST Teams may negotiate with their own Unrestricted Free Agents

    During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 7th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9th, 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 2016 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

    During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.

  • Thu., Mar. 09, 2017 12:00 AM MST 2017 League Year and Free Agency begin

    The 2017 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The first day of the 2017 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9. 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 9.

    Trading period for 2017 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2016 contracts.

  • Sun., Mar. 26, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Annual League Meeting Annual League Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Mon., Apr. 03, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Clubs with new head coaches may begin offseason workouts Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2016 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
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Season Results - 1981
1981 Preseason Schedule (2-2)
Date Attendance Score Opponent Game Site Notes
Aug. 7 63,644 L 33-7 New York Jets Mile High Stadium Friday night
Aug. 15 41,502 L 24-14 Miami Dolphins Orange Bowl Saturday night
Aug. 22 72,450 W 17-7 Green Bay Packers Mile High Stadium Saturday night
Aug. 29 41,713 W 24-20 Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium Saturday night
1981 Regular Season Schedule(10-6; Tie 1st AFC West)
Date Attendance Score Opponent Game Site Notes
Sept. 6 74,796 W 9-7 Oakland Raiders Mile High Stadium  
Sept. 13 58,513 L 13-10 Seattle Seahawks Kingdome  
Sept. 20 74,804 W 28-10 Baltimore Colts Mile High Stadium  
Sept. 27 74,844 W 42-24 San Diego Chargers Mile High Stadium  
Oct. 4 51,035 W 17-0 Oakland Raiders Oakland Coliseum  
Oct. 11 74,816 W 27-21 Detroit Lions Mile High Stadium  
Oct. 18 74,672 L 28-14 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium  
Oct. 25 77,757 L 9-7 Buffalo Bills Rich Stadium  
Nov. 2 74,834 W 19-17 Minnesota Vikings Mile High Stadium Monday night
Nov. 8 74,859 W 23-20 Cleveland Browns Mile High Stadium Overtime
Nov. 15 64,518 W 24-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Stadium  
Nov. 22 57,207 L 38-21 Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium  
Nov. 29 51,533 L 34-17 San Diego Chargers San Diego Stadium  
Dec. 6 74,744 W 16-13 Kansas City Chiefs Mile High Stadium  
Dec. 13 74,527 W 23-13 Seattle Seahawks Mile High Stadium  
Dec. 20 40,125 L 35-24 Chicago Bears Soldier Field