The Broncos kick off their 46th season at Miami in Week 1. Denver makes an appearance on Monday Night Football in the regular season for the 14th consecutive year in a Week-3 showdown against Kansas City at INVESCO Field at Mile High. The Broncos will play the franchise's ninth Thanksgiving Day game at Dallas in Week 12 to mark their second such contest against the Cowboys, who hosted Denver in its last Thanksgiving game in 2001.
Denver concludes the regular season with three consecutive Saturday games, including a visit to Buffalo in Week 15 for an ESPN prime-time telecast. The Broncos will play one of two national Saturday games on New Year's Eve in Week 17 at San Diego in their regular-season finale.
In addition, the Broncos will play one nationally televised preseason game on CBS when they host Indianapolis on Aug. 27 in a contest featuring Denver's playoff opponent from the last two seasons.
In all, the 2005 Broncos will play on national television 10 times, including preseason and regular-season doubleheader telecasts.
The Broncos' complete schedule is listed below with all kickoff times local at game sites.
2005 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
WEEK DAY DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME TV 1 Sat. Aug. 13 at Houston Reliant Stadium 7 p.m. CDT KCNC 2 Sat. Aug. 20 SAN FRANCISCO INVESCO at Mile High 7 p.m. MDT KCNC 3 Sat. Aug. 27 INDIANAPOLIS INVESCO at Mile High 6 p.m. MDT CBS 4 Thu. Sept. 1 at Arizona Sun Devil Stadium 7 p.m. CDT KCNC
2005 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE (home games in caps)
WEEK DAY DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME TV 1 Sun. Sept 11 at Miami Dolphins Stadium 1 p.m. EDT CBS 2 Sun. Sept 18 SAN DIEGO INVESCO at Mile High 2:15 p.m. MDT CBS 3 Mon. Sept 26 KANSAS CITY INVESCO at Mile High 7 p.m. MDT ABC 4 Sun. Oct. 2 at Jacksonville ALLTEL Stadium 1 p.m. EDT CBS 5 Sun. Oct. 9 WASHINGTON INVESCO at Mile High 2:15 p.m. MDT FOX 6 Sun. Oct. 16 NEW ENGLAND INVESCO at Mile High 2:15 p.m. MDT CBS * 7 Sun. Oct. 23 at N.Y. Giants Giants Stadium 4:15 p.m. EDT CBS * 8 Sun. Oct. 30 PHILADELPHIA INVESCO at Mile High 2:15 p.m. MST FOX * 9 BYE 10 Sun. Nov. 13 at Oakland McAfee Coliseum 1:05 p.m. PST CBS 11 Sun. Nov. 20 N.Y. JETS INVESCO at Mile High 2:15 p.m. MST CBS * 12 Thu. Nov. 24 at Dallas Texas Stadium 3:15 p.m. CST CBS 13 Sun. Dec. 4 at Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium 3:15 p.m. CST CBS 14 Sun. Dec. 11 BALTIMORE INVESCO at Mile High 2:15 p.m. MST CBS 15 Sat. Dec. 17 at Buffalo Ralph Wilson Stadium 8:30 p.m. EST ESPN 16 Sat. Dec. 24 OAKLAND INVESCO at Mile High 2:15 p.m. MST CBS * 17 Sat. Dec. 31 at San Diego Qualcomm Stadium 1:30 p.m. PST CBS
KCNC -- Game to be broadcast on KCNC, Channel 4 in Denver * -- Game designated as national afternoon broadcast
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