](http://prod.static.broncos.clubs.nfl.com/assets/docs/2016/2016schedule8.5x11.pdf)The Broncos' 2016 season schedule was released Thursday, and the first game is likely to be the one most fans are anticipating anxiously.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, Denver will host the Panthers in the first-ever Super Bowl rematch in which the defending champs open the season at home against the team they faced in the championship. It is the second time a Super Bowl rematch has been in the first weekend, the first being Kansas City at Minnesota in 1970 following Super Bowl IV.
The Broncos will have five prime-time games, of which three are divisional matchups. The full schedule is below.
|1||Thursday, Aug. 11||at Chicago||Soldier Field||6 p.m. MDT||KTVD-20|
|2||Saturday, Aug. 20||SAN FRANCISCO||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||7 p.m. MDT||KTVD-20|
|3||Saturday, Aug. 27||LOS ANGELES||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||7 p.m. MDT||KTVD-20|
|4||Thursday, Sept. 1||at Arizona||University of Phoenix Stadium||7:30 p.m. MDT||KTVD-20|
|1||Thursday, Sept. 8||CAROLINA||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||6:30 p.m. MDT||NBC (NTL)|
|2||Sunday, Sept. 18||INDIANAPOLIS||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2:25 p.m. MDT||CBS|
|3||Sunday, Sept. 25||at Cincinnati||Paul Brown Stadium||11 a.m. MDT||CBS|
|4||Sunday, Oct. 2||at Tampa Bay||Raymond James Stadium||2:05 p.m. MDT||CBS|
|5||Sunday, Oct. 9||ATLANTA||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2:05 p.m. MDT||FOX|
|6||Thursday, Oct. 13||at San Diego||Qualcomm Stadium||6:25 p.m. MDT||NFLN/CBS (NTL)#|
|7||Monday, Oct. 24||HOUSTON||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||6:30 p.m. MDT||ESPN (NTL)|
|8||Sunday, Oct. 30||SAN DIEGO||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2:05 p.m. MDT||CBS|
|9||Sunday, Nov. 6||at Oakland||Oakland Coliseum||6:30 p.m. MST||NBC (NTL)|
|10||Sunday, Nov. 13||at New Orleans||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||11 a.m. MST||CBS|
|12||Sunday Nov. 27||KANSAS CITY||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2:25 p.m. MST||CBS|
|13||Sunday, Dec. 4||at Jacksonville||EverBank Field||11 a.m. MST||CBS|
|14||Sunday, Dec. 11||at Tennessee||Nissan Stadium||11 a.m. MST||CBS|
|15||Sunday, Dec. 18||NEW ENGLAND||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2:25 p.m. MST||CBS|
|16||Sunday, Dec. 25||at Kansas City||Arrowhead Stadium||6:30 p.m. MST||NBC (NTL)|
|17||Sunday, Jan. 1||OAKLAND||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2:25 p.m. MST||CBS|
* - All NFL games scheduled Sundays from Weeks 5-17 are eligible to be moved due to the league's flexible scheduling format.
(NTL) - Denotes nationally televised game