Broncos’ 2017 opponents determined

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Although the dates have not been set, the Broncos’ opponents for the 2017 season have been determined.

The 2017 season will feature the New England Patriots returning to Sports Authority Field at Mile High for the fifth time in the past six meetings, including two AFC Championship Games.

The schedule will also include a home-and-away game against the AFC West rivals Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers.

The AFC West plays the AFC East and the NFC East next season in a pre-determined rotation of division matchups.

Besides the Patriots, the New York Jets will come to Denver, while the Broncos play at the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins.

For the NFC East games, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants will come to Denver, while the Broncos travel to play the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.

By finishing third in the AFC West this season, the Broncos will play host to the Cincinnati Bengals, who finished third in the AFC North.

And the Broncos will travel to play the Indianapolis Colts, who finished third in the AFC South.

The schedule will be released in April.