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2012 Broncos Schedule: Do Expect Primetime Games, Says Pres. Joe Ellis

It appears as though the Denver Broncos will indeed be in the primetime spotlight this fall 2012. Broncos president Joe Ellis recently spoke with the Denver Post's Mike Klis and told him this:

The early word on the Broncos’ schedule: "Our fans should get ready for more night games," Ellis said. "Home and road."

In 2011, the Broncos played in the Monday Night Football opener on Sept. 12 and then didn't have another primetime game until Nov. 17 when Tim Tebow defeated the New York Jets on a game-winning touchdown run in the final minutes.

There are already rumors that the Broncos are a strong candidate to play in the first Sunday Night Football game of the season, largely a result of Peyton Manning's return to the gridiron. Manning's arrival in Denver has certainly made this team more attractive to put on primetime television, but the schedule makers should be wary after last year's Colts-heavy primetime schedule and then getting zero Manning appearances.

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