Are you ready for some football? Well, the games are still over four months away, but now you know just who that first contest will be against. According to Mike Klis of 9 News, the Denver Broncos will open the season against the Los Angeles Chargers.
League Network source: Broncos to open 2017 season at home vs LA Chargers on Monday night. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) April 20, 2017
Monday night in the Mile High City against a division rival? Sounds pretty good to us. There are even more reasons to be excited.
An excellent home team, this will mark the seventh straight season in which the Broncos have opened the season in Denver. They have won five straight season openers. Coincidentally, their last loss was the last time they opened on Monday night. On Sept. 12, 2011, the Broncos fell to the Oakland Raiders, 23-20.
This season, the Broncos will also be afforded the chance to go after hated Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.
The NFL will officially release the full schedule on Thursday at 6 p.m. MT.