Predicting the Denver Broncos’ 2016 Schedule
Record: 11-5, AFC West Champions
The 2016-2017 schedule is released for the Denver Broncos. Since the starting quarterback decision is unsettled, it is important to view it as such.
A Super Bowl rematch in Carolina and Denver does not look good right now, but depending on the chosen quarterback could change the outcome of the schedule. The Broncos need to be very careful with this schedule despite the new quarterback situation.
On the surface, the games against Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Tennessee look like sure wins, but with improved offense and players on all three rosters it is not a sure win.
Indianapolis Colts coming to Denver in my estimation is a W. The weight on Peyton Manning’s shoulders was a liitle too much for him to bear. I would look for the team to be loose and much more incentive to get a victory.
The best possible scenario for the Broncos is the Week 11 bye. Facing the Kansas City Chiefs right after the bye along with the New England Patriots will benefit the team in the long run of the schedule. Freak injuries happen, but if some of the Broncos are hurt by then, it can certainly change the outcome of the schedule.
Here are my predictions:
Week 1 – Carolina at Denver = L
Week 2 – Indianapolis at Denver = W
Week 3 – Denver at Cincinati = L
Week 4 – Denver at Tampa Bay = W
Week 5 – Atlanta at Denver = W
Week 6 – Denver at San Diego = L
Week 7 – Houston at Denver = W
Week 8 – San Diego at Denver = W
Week 9 – Denver at Oakland = L
Week 10 – Denver at New Orleans = W
Week 11 – Bye
Week 12 – Kansas City at Denver = W
Week 13 – Denver at Jacksonville = W
Week 14 – Denver at Tennessee = W
Week 15 – New England at Denver = W
Week 16 – Denver at Kansas City = L
Week 17 Oakland at Denver = W
Next: Dan Armelli