ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The National Football League on Thursday announced the Denver Broncos’ 2016 preseason schedule, which features home games against the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams at Sports Authority Field at Mile High along with road contests against the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals.
The Broncos open their preseason on the road for the 19th time in the last 20 years when they travel to Chicago to play the Bears at Soldier Field in Week 1. The club’s preseason home opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High will take place in Week 2 against San Francisco, Denver’s most common all-time preseason opponent (37 previous meetings).
Denver will host the Rams in Week 3 before concluding its preseason schedule on the road against the Cardinals in Week 4 at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Denver owns a 135-118 (.534) all-time record in the preseason and has registered at least a .500 record in the preseason during 18 of the last 20 years. In 2015, Denver finished with a 3-1 preseason record.
There will be plenty of intrigue this preseason for the Broncos with the newly minted LA Rams coming to town, another game against "Broncos midwest," and with the 49ers visiting. As has been the talk of the league lately, the Broncos and 49ers have been working on a trade that would send Colin Kaepernick to Denver. If a trade were to occur, the preseason match up against the Niners could feature an added amount of intrigue.
Exact dates and times for Denver’s preseason schedule will be announced later this month in coordination with the NFL’s release of the Broncos’ complete 2016 regular-season schedule.
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