The Denver Broncos will travel to take on the Seattle Seahawks in the first game of the Gary Kubiak era. With all the change that has occurred at Dove Valley this year, we’ll finally get to see John Elway’s new vision on the grid-iron. It will be a limited view, but a compelling one nonetheless.
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The game will air live on NFL Network. For those in Broncos Country who cannot attend or don't get NFLN, here is how you can watch the game, both in and outside the Denver metro area, courtesy of 506sports.com.
Here are some salient factoids to get you primed for the game.
*The Broncos own a 27-28 all-time record in preseason openers, including a 14-14 record in road games.
*Denver will travel to Seattle for Friday’s game to represent the 17th time in the last 18 years the Broncos have opened the preseason away from Denver.
*The Broncos lead the all-time preseason series with Seattle 9-3 (2-2 in road games).
*The Broncos, who won the AFC West for the 14th time in their history in 2014, own the most titles among division members.
*Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway has signed or extended the contracts of 14 players who have combined for 20 Pro Bowl selections with the Broncos.
*Since Elway was hired in 2011, the Broncos have tied for the second-most wins (46) in the NFL.
*Head Coach Gary Kubiak will make his Broncos debut as the 15th head coach in franchise history. In his 30 years in the NFL, including his nine years as a player, Kubiak has been a part of the second-most total wins among active NFL head coaches.
*Broncos Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison (12 yrs.), Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips (24 yrs.) and Special Teams Coordinator Joe DeCamillis (23 yrs.) represent the most experienced trio of coordinators in the league with 59 combined years of coordinator experience.
*Dennison’s 15 years of service on the Broncos’ coaching staff is tied for the fourth most in franchise history, and his 26 total years with Denver represents the most in team history for a player/coach.
*Since Phillips’ first stint as the Broncos’ defensive coordinator beginning in 1989, every team Phillips has coached for has made the postseason during his first season on staff.
Bring on the preseason!
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