Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos likely will be on primetime quite a bit next season. Denver's games against New England, New York and Indianapolis highlight the AFC West's 2013 schedule, as fans start looking toward next season.
As the defending AFC West champions, the Broncos have the toughest schedule on paper. Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III will visit Denver at some point in the season -- though whether or not RGIII is active and effective largely depends on his rehab.
Denver will also play host to the Ravens, in a rematch of the 2013 Divisional round matchup.
Denver's road schedule is much tougher than its home schedule. In addition to a trip to Dallas, the Broncos will head to Foxboro, as Brady and Manning will square off once again. Manning also heads back to Indianapolis for the first time since donning a Broncos uniform, and Manning will also face off against little brother Eli in New Jersey.
Denver's home opponents: Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington
Denver's road opponents: Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego, Indianapolis, Houston, New England, Dallas, New York Giants
Phillip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers have a moderately difficult schedule in 2013. The Chargers draw the Giants, Cowboys, Colts and Bengals at home -- and each of those games figures to be difficult.
Luckily for San Diego, the Chargers have road dates against Jacksonville and Tennessee to ease the difficulty. Still, the Chargers have four road games on the East Coast -- which is never easy for a West Coast team, especially when the Chargers are tasked with taking on the Steelers, Eagles and Redskins on the road.
San Diego's home opponents: Denver, Kansas City, Oakland, Houston, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Dallas, New York Giants
San Diego's road opponents: Denver, Kansas City, Oakland, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington
Carson Palmer and the Raiders will welcome a few of the NFL's most storied franchises to Oakland in 2013, as the Raiders are scheduled to play host to the Steelers, Eagles and Redskins -- saving the Raiders of trips to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
Oakland will however have to fly out to New Jersey twice to take on the Jets and Giants, as well as take on the Dallas Cowboys in Texas.
Still, Oakland boasts one of the easier schedules in the division, with just two East Coast trips scheduled.
Oakland's home opponents: Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington
Oakland's road opponents: Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Houston, Indianapolis, New York Jets, Dallas, New York Giants
Andy Reid will face familiar foes in his first season as Kansas City's head coach. The Chiefs will host the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. Chiefs fans will also get to watch Andrew Luck come to Arrowhead Stadium, as the Colts will visit Kansas City.
Reid's Chiefs will head on the road to Philadelphia, in what will be one of the more interesting matchups of the season. Kansas City will also head to Buffalo and Washington.
Kansas City's home opponents: Denver, Oakland, San Diego, Houston, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Dallas, New York Giants
Kansas City's road opponents: Denver, Oakland, San Diego, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington