Round Table: Denver Broncos 2017 schedule predictions
1st Place AFC West
3rd Seed in the AFC
The Denver Broncos pose the toughest schedule in the NFL, but the expectation is better development from their starting quarterbacks. This means Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian will both be better in 2017. However, there is no shortage of tough opponents for the team this upcoming season.
Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs dealt with plenty of luck on their side and better offensive football in years past to contend. While Oakland was struck with the injury bug to Derek Carr when it mattered most, both teams took a huge step forward in 2016. Yet, there seems to be no team that upgraded their team more in the offseason than the Denver Broncos.
This improvement translates to more wins. The offensive line is much enhanced with the additions of Ronald Leary, Menelik Watson, and first round pick Garett Bolles. Meanwhile, the defensive line added leadership with Domata Peko.
Nonetheless, it will be difficult to win against New England. But the one team to challenge a Patriots team on a weekly basis is Denver. The Denver Broncos defense is best suited to play against the Patriots due to matchups. Will it translate to a win? Time will find out, but it would be the win of the season with a young quarterback under center.
Week 1: Los Angeles Chargers 10 Denver Broncos 20 W
Week 2: Dallas Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 23 L
Week 3: Denver Broncos 35 Buffalo Bills 14 W
Week 4: Oakland Raiders 3 Denver Broncos 17 W
Week 5: Bye Week
Week 6: New York Giants 14 Denver Broncos 17 W
Week 7: Denver Broncos 31 Los Angeles Chargers 10 W
Week 8: Denver Broncos 17 Kansas City Chiefs 21 L
Week 9: Denver Broncos 38 Philadelphia Eagles 17 W
Week 10: New England Patriots 24 Denver Broncos 21 L
Week 11: Cincinnati Bengals 13 Denver Broncos 21 W
Week 12: Denver Broncos 20 Oakland Raiders 21 L
Week 13: Denver Broncos 23 Miami Dolphins 17 W
Week 14: New York Jets 21 Denver Broncos 35 W
Week 15: Denver Broncos 24 Indianapolis Colts 28 L
Week 16: Denver Broncos 21 Washington Redskins 17 W
Week 17: Kansas City Chiefs 17 Denver Broncos 28 W