The Denver Broncos will open the regular season on Monday Night Football against a division rival in the Oakland Raiders.
The game will be televised on national television (ESPN) and will be the second game on Monday night, with the other game being a matchup between the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints. The AFC West rivalry will most likely slot in as the late game and will be played on the road at the Oakland Coliseum.
This will be the first time since 2011 that Denver and Oakland meet in Week 1 as the Broncos won that game 38-24 behind a solid performance by former quarterback, Tim Tebow. Denver has won three out of the last five matchups against Oakland, but the Raiders did steal the last game with a 27-14 victory last Christmas Eve.
There will be tons of storylines to watch with it being Week 1 of he NFL’s regular season, but one story that may take the cake is Brandon Marshall playing his first game in the silver and black. After six seasons in a Broncos uniform, Marshall will be looking for a little revenge against his former team that let him walk in free-agency this offseason.
Other storylines to follow will it being Joe Flacco’s first regular season game in a Broncos uniform and the fact of Vic Fangio coaching his first possessional game as a head coach. Those are just a few of the many stories to watch in week one, with plenty more certainly to come over the next few months.