The mighty Denver Broncos will take on the NFC West this preseason, the team announced today, including a primetime CBS game against the St. Louis Rams in Week 3. Other opponents include the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers, a team the Orange Crush have played in the preseason more than any other — 34 times — and hold an 18-16 record against.
"The Broncos will open their preseason on the road for the 16th consecutive season — extending the club record — when they make their final visit to San Francisco’s Candlestick Park to face the 49ers (Aug. 8-11)," reads the release. "Denver will visit the Seattle Seahawks the following week (Aug. 15-19) before its preseason home opener against the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Broncos will wrap up their preseason play against Arizona for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons when they host the Cardinals (Aug. 29-30)."
In a relatively worthless stat, considering the complete lack of predictive results preseason records yield, Denver has, historically, finished the preseason with at least a .500 record 15 of the last 17 seasons, and owns an all-time record of 127-114.
The team also noted that, for the 44th consecutive year, 850 KOA would be handling the radio broadcasts of all Broncos games, with Dave Logan and Eddie Mac on the mics.
Speaking of Logan, let's go ahead and celebrate this ray of hope — that there will be football again — with one of the best moments, called by one of the best commentators in the business, in Broncos history.