Broncos candidate to host NFL opener

March, 22, 2013
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The Denver Broncos are a candidate to host the NFL season opener Sept. 5 against the World Champion Baltimore Ravens.

Traditionally, the Super Bowl champion hosts the season opener on a week night to celebrate the start of the season. But the Ravens had a scheduling conflict with baseball’s Baltimore Orioles (the two stadiums share a parking lot) and the Ravens will now start the season on the road.

The Ravens are scheduled to visit Denver, and many people think the AFC divisional playoff rematch -- Baltimore won in double overtime -- is a possibility.

Update: The Denver Post reports the Broncos don’t think they will host the game . An announcement should be made in the coming days.

In other AFC West news:

New San Diego coach Mike McCoy explains how he plans to get quarterback Philip Rivers out of a two-year funk. My suggestion: Surround him with some good players.

Cornerback Terence Newman said he has yet to make a decision. He said it is coming soon. He is expected to decide between playing for the Raiders or staying in Cincinnati.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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