ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos’ schedule will not be released until later this spring, but Denver’s opponents for the 2022 season are set.
The Broncos’ 2022 schedule is comprised of six meetings with division opponents, four games against the AFC South, four games against the NFC West and three games against teams that finished in fourth place in their respective divisions.
Following their fourth-place finish in the AFC West, the Broncos will place the last-place finishers in the AFC East (Jets), AFC North (Ravens) and NFC South (Panthers).
Each year, teams play their own division, another division within the conference, a division in the opposing conference and three teams that are determined based on the prior year’s standings.
Denver will host just eight home games in 2022, as all AFC teams will travel to face an NFC team in the recently added 17th game.
Denver will host the Jets, the AFC South’s Colts and Texans and the NFC West’s Cardinals and 49ers. The Broncos will also play their traditional division slate against the Chiefs, Chargers and Raiders.
In their nine-game road slate, the Broncos will travel to play the Panthers, the Ravens, the AFC South’s Jaguars and Titans and the NFC West’s Rams and Seahawks. They’ll also face the Chiefs, Chargers and Raiders on the road.
In 2022, the Broncos will look to snap a six-year playoff drought under the leadership of a new head coach.