The NFL announced its 2012 preseason schedule on Wednesday and Peyton Manning’s first game as a Bronco will be in Chicago.
The Bears will host the Broncos in the first week of the preseason. Denver hosts the 49ers in Week Three of the preseason in a nationally televised game on Fox on Aug. 26.
The preseason kicks off on Aug. 5 in the Hall of Fame game between the Cardinals and Saints in Canton, Ohio.
The Colts and expected No. 1 pick Andrew Luck open their preseason at home against the Rams, while the Redskins and expected No. 2 pick Robert Griffin III open in Buffalo.
The defending Super Bowl champion Giants open the 2012 preseason in Jacksonville and will be in a nationally-televised game hosting the Bears in on Aug. 24.
The nationally televised game dates and times have been announced, while the dates for all other games will be released at a later date. The full regular-season schedule is expected later this month.
Here is the 2012 preseason national television schedule:
Hall of Fame Game
Sunday, Aug. 5 Arizona vs. New Orleans NFL Network (8 p.m. ET)
Thursday, Aug. 9 Green Bay at San Diego ESPN (8 p.m. ET)
Monday, Aug. 13 Dallas at Oakland ESPN (8 p.m. ET)
Thursday, Aug. 16 Cincinnati at Atlanta FOX (8 p.m. ET)
Friday, Aug. 17 Detroit at Baltimore FOX (8 p.m. ET)
Sunday, Aug. 19 Indianapolis at Pittsburgh NBC (8 p.m. ET)
Monday, Aug. 20 Philadelphia at New England ESPN (8 p.m. ET)
Thursday, Aug. 23 Arizona at Tennessee ESPN (8 p.m. ET)
Friday, Aug. 24 Chicago at N.Y. Giants CBS (8 p.m. ET)
Saturday, Aug. 25 Houston at New Orleans CBS (8 p.m. ET)
Sunday, Aug. 26 San Francisco at Denver FOX (4 p.m. ET)
Sunday, Aug. 26 Carolina at N.Y. Jets NBC (8 p.m. ET)