NFL schedule: Broncos play big part in top games of interest

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Here are 10 games of interest:

Sept. 5, Baltimore at Denver: The defending Super Bowl champions should open at home, but a schedule conflict with the Orioles puts the Ravens on the road against the team they upset in the divisional round.

Sept. 8, Green Bay at San Francisco: The Packers sent their defensive staff to Texas A&M to try to get some pointers on how to stop Colin Kaepernick, who ran for 181 yards against them in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Sept. 9, Philadelphia at Washington: Will RG3 be ready to return? Will Chip Kelly’s offense be ready for prime time?

Sept. 15, Denver at NY Giants: It is Manning Bowl III; Peyton is 2-0 against his younger brother.

Sept. 19, Kansas City at Philadelphia: Andy Reid wants to prove he can go home again, even if it’s against the team he coached for 14 years.

Oct. 20, Denver at Indianapolis: Peyton Manning’s first trip back to Indianapolis since the Colts released him last year.

Nov. 17, Minnesota at Seattle: The Vikings get a chance to see what they traded away ... unless, of course, receiver Percy Harvin is sidelined.

Nov. 24, Denver at New England: Wes Welker now has Peyton Manning throwing to him instead of Tom Brady.

Dec. 15, Houston at Indianapolis: A loss to the Colts in Week 17 last season cost the Texans home-field advantage in the playoffs. Their late-season meeting this year could decide the division title.

Dec. 23, Atlanta at San Francisco: A rematch of the NFC Championship Game won by the 49ers 28-24.

Charean Williams, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @NFLCharean

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