The stage has been set for another year of NFL fireworks, and nowhere was the schedule more highly anticipated than in Denver. Before the confetti had even stopped falling at the Super Bowl, fans were firmly looking toward 2014, wondering when the Broncos could have their revenge.
Denver fans wondered what the path back to the Super Bowl—for a chance to avenge such a lopsided game—would look like.
On every schedule, you have your cupcakes. These are games you can't overlook because parity is huge in the NFL, and anyone can win. It's always going to be that way. But you definitely have low-caliber games that no one is dying to see.
On the other end of the spectrum, you have matchups that most fans wish would take place tomorrow. They can't get here soon enough. These are the games that promise to have you on the edge of your seat—the games that make you feel giddy and nervous all week. You can check out the complete schedule here.
The following games are ranked based on three things:
- The quality of the opponent.
- The impact on the overall record/playoff chances.
- The extras including things like rivalries, individual matchups and, of course, revenge.