KUSA- They may not count, but it certainly doesn't mean they're not important.

The Denver Broncos preseason schedule for the upcoming season was released Thursday. They will begin the 2013-14 campaign on the road against the Super Bowl runner-up from last season, the 49ers. The exact time and dates will be released later in April.

Week 1: at San Francisco - Aug. 8-11 (TBD)

Week 2: at Seattle Seahawks - Aug. 15-19 (TBD)

Week 3: vs. St. Louis Rams - Saturday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m. MDT

Week 4: vs. Arizona Cardinals - Aug. 29 or 30

The Broncos were 2-2, but who's counting, over the course of their exhibition schedule a year ago.