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Super Bowl rematch: Panthers-Broncos opens season

Super Bowl rematch. Minus Peyton Manning, of course.

The NFL season will begin the way the last one ended, with the Denver Broncos playing the Carolina Panthers.

Denver beat Carolina 24-10 in February in the Super Bowl, Manning's final game. The rematch will be on Thursday night, Sept. 8 in Denver.

"We're glad that it's out," Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway said.

"We knew who we were going to play and now we know when we're going to play them. It's always exciting to take that next step and look at the 2016 season. With the schedule coming out, that's kind of the first step. With the draft coming up in the...

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