Broncos release 2017 schedule

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Denver Broncos) - For the seventh consecutive season, the Denver Broncos will open their season at home.

A "Monday Night Football" clash with the Los Angeles Chargers will kick off Vance Joseph’s first season as head coach and wrap up Week 1 in the NFL.

That Sept. 11 meeting with the Chargers was one of five prime-time games on the Broncos’ 2017 schedule, which the NFL released at 6 p.m. MT on Thursday.

The Broncos also play the New York Giants (Oct. 15, "Sunday Night Football"), Kansas City Chiefs (Oct. 30, MNF), New England Patriots (Nov. 12, SNF) and Indianapolis Colts (Dec. 14, "Thursday Night Football") in primetime.

Other noteworthy games on the Broncos’ schedule include a Christmas Eve trip to play Washington and a New Year’s Eve battle at home against the Chiefs.

The Broncos play four of their first five games at home. Their bye week comes in Week 5.

A printable schedule can be found here.

PRESEASON

Week 1: at Chicago Bears, Thu. Aug. 10 at Soldier Field 7 p.m. CDT: 9NEWS/KTVD-20

Week 2: at San Francisco, Sat. Aug. 19 at Levi’s Stadium 7 p.m. PDT: 9NEWS/KTVD-20

Week 3: vs. Green Bay Packers, Sat. Aug. 26 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 7 p.m. MDT: 9NEWS/KTVD-20

Week 4: vs. Arizona Cardinals, Thu. Aug. 31 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 7 p.m. MDT: 9NEWS/KTVD-20

REGULAR SEASON

Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers, Mon. Sept. 11 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 8:20 p.m. MDT ESPN

Week 2 vs. Dallas Cowboys, Sun. Sept. 17 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2:25 p.m. MDT FOX

Week 3 at Buffalo Bills, Sun. Sept. 24 at New Era Field 1 p.m. EDT CBS

Week 4 vs. Oakland Raiders, Sun. Oct. 1 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2:25 p.m. MDT CBS

Week 5 BYE

Week 6 vs. New York Giants, Sun. Oct. 15 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 6:30 p.m. MDT NBC*

Week 7 at L.A. Chargers, Sun. Oct. 22 at StubHub Center 1:25 p.m. PDT CBS*

Week 8 at Kansas City Chiefs, Mon. Oct. 30 at Arrowhead Stadium 7:30 p.m. CDT ESPN

Week 9 at Philadelphia Eagles, Sun. Nov. 5 at Lincoln Financial Field 1 p.m. EST CBS*

Week 10 vs. New England Patriots, Sun. Nov. 12 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 6:30 p.m. MST NBC*

Week 11 Sun. vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Nov. 19 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2:25 p.m. MST CBS*

Week 12 at Oakland Raiders, Sun. Nov. 26 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 1:25 p.m. PST CBS*

Week 13 at Miami Dolphins, Sun. Dec. 3 at Hard Rock Stadium 1 p.m. EST CBS*

Week 14 vs. New York Jets, Sun. Dec. 10 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2:05 p.m. MST CBS*

Week 15 at Indianapolis Colts, Thu. Dec. 14 at Lucas Oil Stadium 8:25 p.m. EST NBC/NFLN/Amazon

Week 16 at Washington Redskins, Sun. Dec. 24 at FedExField 1 p.m. EST CBS*

Week 17 vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Sun. Dec. 31 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2:05 p.m. MST CBS*

* - All NFL games scheduled Sundays from Weeks 5-17 are eligible to be moved due to the league’s flexible scheduling format.