Best, worst things about Broncos’ 2022 schedule
That London trip
After facing the New York Jets at home in Week 7, the Broncos will travel to London to face the Jacksonville Jaguars as part of the NFL’s International Series.
The Broncos have not had to make an overseas trip for 12 years but their number was called this year.
While it’s understandable why the league schedules these games, they are tough on teams due to the travel. A round trip from Denver to London is roughly short of 9,400 miles. It’s just a long way to go to play a football game and because of that, anything can happen.
Your normal preparation is altered and that could open the door for a weaker team, such as the Jaguars, to steal a game from the Broncos.
There are a couple of silver linings to this negative impact on the schedule. For one, the Broncos will have their bye week following this game and an extra week to get ready for the Tennessee Titans in Week 10.
It will also count as a “home” game for the Jaguars, so the Broncos won’t lose one there.
They will, however, go a month without playing a game at Empower Field between the game against the Jets and their Week 11 game against the Las Vegas Raiders.