The NFL's regular season won't come out until later in April but the league has released the preseason schedule for the 2012 season. That includes the Denver Broncos who will be featuring Peyton Manning at quarterback. The Broncos will play the 49ers on national TV in Week 3 in a battle of teams who pursued Manning. The Raiders will be opening on national TV against the Cowboys, while the Chargers and Packers will also meet on national TV in Week 1.
Also of note is that the Raiders and 49ers will not be playing their annual game for the first time in over a decade, due to the shooting at the game last year.
Here's the rest of the preseason schedule for the AFC West:
Denver Broncos: at Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers (FOX), at Arizona Cardinals
Oakland Raiders: Dallas Cowboys (ESPN), at Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, at Seattle Seahawks
Kansas City Chiefs: Arizona Cardinals, at St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, at Green Bay Packers
San Diego Chargers: Green Bay Packers (ESPN), Dallas Cowboys, at Minnesota Vikings, at San Francisco 49ers
Stay tuned to this StoryStream for more information on the 2012 NFL preseason schedule.