Broncos snubbed again for international games

Denver's last visit to London ended in a 24-16 defeat to San Francisco in 2010. Credit: Thomas

The wait for the Denver Broncos to return to Europe goes on after the four international series in London were confirmed Monday.

The Broncos last played at Wembley Stadium in 2010, but have been overlooked again as one of the road teams, despite being potential opponents for AFC West rivals Oakland and the Los Angeles Chargers.

Since the Broncos faced the San Francisco 49ers in London, 30 NFL teams will have played at least one game by the end of the 2019 international series.

The Green Bay Packers are the lone team still to play a regular season game overseas.

But for the club that heralded the need to take the NFL global through owner Pat Bowlen, the Broncos continue to be a forgotten team when it comes to the international series.

The snub comes in the year that the Pro Football Hall of Fame will finally enshrine Mr. Bowlen for his visionary work for the betterment of the entire NFL as much as his achievements with the Broncos.

Denver7’s Troy Renck is among the media members in Denver who think that the Broncos will take part in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio in 2019.

The Broncos might well play the meaningless Hall of Fame game at the start of August, with cornerback Champ Bailey also expected to be enshrined, but to play internationally would be more fitting a tribute.

Instead, it will be at least 10 years between the Broncos’ visits to Europe.

About Paul Thomas 202 Articles
Paul is one of Broncos Europe's main contributors, based in London, England. When not providing us with the latest Denver Broncos news, he can be found in a sports bar watching any sport. A long-time Broncos fan, he tries to forget many of the bad pre-Manning years.

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