The Broncos kick off regular season play on the road for only the second time in Head Coach Mike Shanahan's tenure in Denver, when they travel to Cincinnati. This is also the first time Denver will have opened with two consecutive road games since 1983. Denver's home opener in Week Three will be featured in front of a national television audience when it plays host to the Oakland Raiders on ABC's Monday Night Football, marking the fourth time under Shanahan that the Broncos' home opener has been on a Monday night. The Broncos' other Monday night game will be at home against New England on Nov. 3, and their Sunday night contest will be at Indianapolis on Dec. 21.
In addition, the Broncos have one nationally televised preseason game, at home against Indianapolis on Aug. 25, marking three appearances on ABC Monday Night Football for the Broncos.
In all, the 2003 Broncos will play on national television seven times, including preseason and regular season doubleheader telecasts.
The complete schedule is listed below, with all kickoff times local at game sites.
2003 PRESEASON SCHEDULE (home games in caps)
DAY DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RES. TV
Sat. Aug. 9 at Houston Reliant Stadium 7:30 p.m. CDT KUSA
Sat. Aug. 16 at Chicago University of Illinois, Champaign 8:00 p.m. CDT KUSA
Mon. Aug. 25 INDIANAPOLIS INVESCO Field at Mile High 6:00 p.m. MDT ABC
Fri. Aug. 29 SEATTLE INVESCO Field at Mile High 7:00 p.m. MDT KUSA
2003 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE (home games in caps)
DAY DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME TV
Sun. Sept. 7 at Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium 1:00 p.m. EDT CBS
Sun. Sept. 14 at San Diego Qualcomm Stadium 1:15 p.m. PDT CBS
Mon. Sept. 22 OAKLAND INVESCO Field at Mile High 7:00 p.m. MDT ABC
Sun. Sept. 28 DETROIT INVESCO Field at Mile High 2:15 p.m. MDT FOX
Sun. Oct. 5 at Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium 12:00 p.m. CDT CBS
Sun. Oct. 12 PITTSBURGH INVESCO Field at Mile High 2:15 p.m. MDT CBS
Sun. Oct. 19 at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 12:00 p.m. CDT CBS
Sun. Oct. 26 at Baltimore Ravens Stadium 1:00 p.m. EST CBS
Mon. Nov. 3 NEW ENGLAND INVESCO Field at Mile High 7:00 p.m. MST ABC
Sun. Nov. 9 BYE
Sun. Nov. 16 SAN DIEGO INVESCO Field at Mile High 2:05 p.m. MST CBS
Sun. Nov. 23 CHICAGO INVESCO Field at Mile High 2:05 p.m. MST FOX
Sun. Nov. 30 at Oakland Network Associates Coliseum 1:15 p.m. PST CBS
Sun. Dec. 7 KANSAS CITY INVESCO Field at Mile High 2:15 p.m. MST CBS
Sun. Dec. 14 CLEVELAND INVESCO Field at Mile High 2:05 p.m. MST CBS
Sun. Dec. 21 at Indianapolis RCA Dome 8:30 p.m. EST ESPN
Sun. Dec. 28 at Green Bay Lambeau Field 3:15 p.m. CST CBS