Oct 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) in the huddle in the first quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - The Broncos road to the Super Bowl in 2014 - next year - will take them through two of the toughest places to play in the entire National Football League: New England and Seattle.
Outside of the AFC West, Denver will travel to face the New England Patriots, New York Jets, St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks. They will also host the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts.
The format is based on several factors. Each division faces teams from one other division in both conferences - going through all four over a four year span - and so the Broncos taking on the AFC East and NFC West were already set in place. Depending on where they finished in the AFC West - first - also meant the winners of the AFC South (Indianapolis) and AFC North (Cincinnati).
Times and dates - in what order they will face these teams - will be released by the NFL in April.