The Denver Broncos will appear in five prime-time games – including a Super Bowl 50 rematch with the Carolina Panthers in the NFL’s Kickoff Game – as part of the 2016 regular-season schedule. The Broncos will also play Christmas night against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.

The full schedule was released by the National Football League on Thursday.

1 Thu Sep 8 Carolina Panthers 6:30 pm NBC
2 Sun Sep 18 Indianapolis Colts 2:25 pm CBS
3 Sun Sep 25 at Cincinnati Bengals 11:00 am CBS
4 Sun Oct 2 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2:05 pm CBS
5 Sun Oct 9 Atlanta Falcons 2:05 pm FOX
6 Thu Oct 13 at San Diego Chargers 6:25 pm CBS
7 Mon Oct 24 Houston Texans 6:30 pm ESPN
8 Sun Oct 30 San Diego Chargers 2:05 pm CBS
9 Sun Nov 6 at Oakland Raiders 6:30 pm NBC
10 Sun Nov 13 at New Orleans Saints 11:00 am CBS
11 Sun Nov 20 BYE WEEK
12 Sun Nov 27 Kansas City Chiefs 2:25 pm CBS
13 Sun Dec 4 at Jacksonville Jaguars 11:00 am CBS
14 Sun Dec 11 at Tennessee Titans 11:00 am CBS
15 Sun Dec 18 New England Patriots 2:25 pm CBS
16 Sun Dec 25 at Kansas City Chiefs 6:30 pm NBC
17 Sun Jan 1 Oakland Raiders 2:25 pm CBS

Head coach Gary Kubiak knows the team he defeated in Super Bowl 50 will pose a major challenge in Week 1.

“I think it’s great,” Kubiak said in a release from the team. “It’s a big challenge for our team. It gets our attention really quick. We know that we’re going to have to have a really good offseason. We’ve got some changes going on with our football team, but our standard will be the same. We’ll look forward to it.”

About the Christmas game, Kubiak expects some possible pushback on the home front.

“I don’t know how much my wife will think of that, but that’s part of it,” he said laughing. “I’ve done that many times before. It will be a tough place to play. We always have great games there.”

Denver did get one big break from the schedule-makers. Kubiak’s bunch will get a Week 11 bye, giving them some much-needed rest and healing time as the season turns towards its final month-and-a-half. Kubiak sees the positives in the schedule overall.

“We’ve got a couple of breaks in there. That’s one of the things that I look at. We’ve got a couple of Thursday games with the opener. We’ve got another one late. Our bye week is kind of late, too. It gives you a chance as a coach to get players a little bit of a break, your coaches a little bit of a break. We’ll start to work around those things. I know one thing: you play one a week. That is the most important thing—being the best you can be.”