DENVER — The Denver Broncos will face a slate of familiar opponents in the 2015 preseason, according to a schedule released Thursday.
For the second consecutive year, the Broncos will open the preseason against the Seahawks, this time at Seattle. The matchup against the reigning NFC Champions will be between August 13-17 at CenturyLink Field. This will be the 13th time the two teams have faced off in the preseason, a series the Broncos lead 9-3.
The Broncos then head to Houston to play head coach Gary Kubiak’s former team in Week 2 (August 20-24). It will be the seventh time the teams have played in the preseason against one another (Broncos lead 4-2). The Broncos played the Texans in Week 3 of the preseason last year.
Denver’s home opener will be in the third week of the preseason, against the 49ers. The Broncos hosted the 49ers in the regular season in October, putting up record-setting numbers in a 42-17 win.
The preseason schedule will wrap up at home against the Cardinals. Denver also played Arizona in the regular season last year, a game that saw Demaryius Thomas set the franchise’s single-game receiving yards record.
Aug. 13-17: At Seattle Seahawks
Aug. 20-24: At Houston Texans
Aug. 27-30: San Francisco 49ers
Sept. 3-4: Arizona Cardinals