DENVER — As the 2020 season comes to a close, the Broncos' opponents for the upcoming season have come into focus.
Following the Broncos' loss to the Raiders on Sunday, the team secured a fourth-place finish in the AFC West, which solidified Denver's matchups for 2021.
In addition to playing their traditional six games against AFC West opponents, the Broncos will face teams in the AFC North and NFC East and play the fourth-place finishers in AFC East and AFC South.
Denver will host the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals and travel to face the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North.
In the NFC East, Denver will play the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants on the road and host the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Football Team at Empower Field at Mile High.
The New York Jets, the fourth-place finisher in the AFC East, will travel to Denver. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who finished last in the AFC South, will host the Broncos.
The Broncos, as always, will host games against the Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers and also travel to play their division rivals.
Though not yet official, the NFL is permitted to expand the regular season to 17 games in 2021. According to a report from Albert Breer, the Broncos would face off against the fourth-place finisher in the NFC North, which is the Detroit Lions.