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Denver Broncos 2011 Schedule Released: Season Opener Set For Monday Night Football, Jay Cutler Visits In December

The Denver Broncos' 2011 schedule was released on Tuesday night. We learned on Tuesday afternoon tha they will open the season on Sept. 12 with a Monday Night Football game against the Oakland Raiders. Here is the complete schedule:

Week 1, Monday, Sept. 12: vs. Oakland Raiders, 8:15 p.m. MT, ESPN
Week 2, Sunday, Sept. 18: vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 2:15 p.m. MT, CBS
Week 3, Sunday, Sept. 25: at Tennessee Titans, 11:00 a.m. MT, CBS
Week 4, Sunday, Oct. 2: at Green Bay Packers, 2:15 p.m. MT, CBS
Week 5, Sunday, Oct. 9: vs. San Diego Chargers, 2:15 p.m. MT, CBS
Week 6, Sunday, Oct. 16: BYE WEEK
Week 7, Sunday, Oct. 23: at Miami Dolphins, 11:00 a.m. MT, CBS
Week 8, Sunday, Oct. 30: vs. Detroit Lions, 2:05 p.m. MT, FOX
Week 9, Sunday, Nov. 6: at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. MT, CBS
Week 10, Sunday, Nov. 13: at Kansas City Chiefs, 11:00 a.m. MT, CBS
Week 11, Thursday, Nov. 17: vs. New York Jets, 6:20 p.m. MT, NFLN/Local
Week 12, Sunday, Nov. 27: at San Diego, 2:15 p.m. MT, CBS
Week 13, Sunday, Dec. 4: at Minnesota Vikings, 2:05 p.m. MT, CBS
Week 14, Sunday, Dec. 11: vs. Chicago Bears, 2:05 p.m. MT, FOX
Week 15, Sunday, Dec. 18: vs. New England Patriots, 2:15 p.m. MT, CBS
Week 16, Saturday, Dec. 24: at Buffalo Bills, 11:00 a.m. MT, CBS
Week 17, Sunday, Jan. 1: vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 2:15 p.m. MT, CBS

Before the bye week, the matchups that stand out are the Opening Week Monday Night Football game with the Raiders and the Week 4 contest against the defending Super Bowl champion Packers. The Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears will also be highly anticipated since Jay Cutler will make his return to the Mile High City since he was traded in 2009. It's possible that the game could be flexed to NBC's Sunday Night Football.

John Fox will look to reverse the Broncos' home record since 2006. In those five seasons, the Broncos have gone 20-20 at Invesco Field at Mile High. They'll also need to do better than their 16-24 record on the road over the same span.