NFL to release regular-season schedule Thursday night

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The wait is almost over as the NFL will release the full 2017 schedule at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Broncos have known since the end of the season which teams they will play and where, but the schedule release will specify dates and times.

The Broncos’ home games will be against their three rivals in the AFC West, the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angles Chargers, Oakland Raiders. They will also play host to the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, and New York Giants.

Besides traveling to the three AFC West teams on the road, the Broncos will also play at the Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Redskins.

The schedule release will also set the Broncos’ bye week. The Broncos will play at Chicago and San Francisco and at home against Green Bay and Arizona in the preseason.