With the regular season over, the Broncos know which opponents they’ll be facing in next season’s slate.
Among the matchups is a rematch with this Sunday’s playoff opponent and two non-divisional rematches from the 2011 campaign.
Denver will take on the AFC North — Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Cleveland — and the NFC South — New Orleans, Atlanta, Carolina and Tampa Bay — as part of the NFL’s rotation, in addition to its three AFC West opponents.
The remaining two games on the schedule are against the first-place teams in the other two AFC conferences — New England and Houston — since the Broncos won the AFC West.
Denver takes on seven teams that reached the playoffs this season — including four on the road.
The complete week-by-week schedule will be released by the league at a later date — typically in April.