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It's the Broncos' first road game, the Bengals' home opener and a meeting of two AFC powers who have both made the playoffs in each of the last five seasons. Here's what to keep an eye on Sunday in Cincy.

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A Super Bowl rematch right out of the gate? We know you'll be at Sports Authority or glued to your couch Thursday for the 2016 NFL season opener between the Broncos and Panthers. Here are five things to keep an eye on.

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It may be a preseason finale contested largely by back-ups and soon-to-be-released players, but there are some storylines of intrigue Thursday night in the desert.

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En route to hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, the 2015 Broncos won a record 11 games by seven points or fewer, but the law of NFL averages says that doesn't exactly portend great things for the 2016 Orange & Blue.

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No one remembers the '86 Bears, '01 Ravens or '03 Buccanneers. That's because all three defending -- and defensively-dominant -- Super Bowl champions failed in their bids to repeat. Can the 2016 Denver Broncos buck that trend?

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The Orange & Blue have won five straight AFC West titles, but there are several signifcant hurdles in the way of a sixth. We size up the biggest threats to derail the Broncos' Express.

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Twenty four of the 26 quarterbacks drafted in the first round over the last 10 years started as rookies, but only 10 of those 26 are still starting for the teams which originally drafted them. Throw in a defending Super Bowl champion with a wide-open QB situation, and that's what makes the Paxton Lynch situation so intriguing.

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At least one part of the Orange & Blue's future was revealed when the 2016 NFL schedule was released, but we're no closer to figuring out who will be the Broncos' starting quarterback come Sept. 8.

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Some, including a certain Mile High City TV sports anchor, believe the Broncos can plug anyone in at quarterback next season, and the team can repeat its Super Bowl-winning feat. Not so fast ...

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Odds are the former Broncos' QB will face his former teammates in his first official start with the Texans as we run down the list of possible Orange & Blue opponents for the 2016 regular-season opener.

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Denver quarterbacks turned the ball over a league-most 26 times during the 2015 regular season. Reducing that number will be job No. 1 for whoever lines up under center for the Orange & Blue next season.

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The NFL's new league year certainly hasn't gotten off to the best of starts for the defending champs. Here's some thoughts on what's went down so far, including the perfect storm that's hampering the Broncos, the decidedly QB-favored market and which team has emerged as the favorite to oppose the Orange & Blue in the 2016 regular-season opener.

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The raw facts and figures, including DeMarcus Ware's advancing age and health concerns, say he's a prime candidate for an offseason pay cut. But what value can be assigned to D-Ware's inspirational team leadership and motivational mentorship?

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For the sixth time this season, and for the fifth time in their last 13 contests, the Orange & Blue are point-spread underdogs – this time as a 4- to 5.5-point pick to lose Super Bowl 50 against the NFC-champion Carolina Panthers.

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Running down the significant stats and notable numbers following the Broncos’ 20-18 win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

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Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware shares a phenomenal story about what he told his teammates, the night before the biggest game of his life.

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Does defense truly win championships? If so, the Denver Broncos have a much better chance at dancing under a Super Bowl 50 confetti shower than the Vegas oddsmakers and national analysts are currently giving them. Most every Broncos Country denizen is aware that the Orange & Blue enter the playoffs with the league’s top-ranked defense in terms of allowing…...

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Since 1990, only three of the 25 AFC top seeds have gone on to win the Super Bowl. That trio consists of the 1998 Denver Broncos, ’03 New England Patriots and the ’14 Patriots.

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Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller appeared on NFL Network and said that he does not plan on being in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl but instead plans on being in San Jose for the Super Bowl.

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It’s Patriots Week, and here in Broncos Country – where dominating the AFC West has become an annual rite of passage – that’s become the Week. And for a welcome change, the Patriots are coming to the Mile High City this time around, bringing their defending-Super Bowl-champion pedigree and an unblemished 10-0 record in tow. Yeah, it’s Bill Belichick…...

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