Predicting the final record and every game of the Denver Broncos in 2022
By Jon Beare
There are big expectations for a favorable record in the mile-high city, and it comes with good reason. The Denver Broncos have not had a winning season since 2016. That is half a decade of winless football for the Broncos and its fans.
The Broncos have the roster and quarterback to achieve success, but it won’t be easy. The AFC West is the best division in football and the ladder to climb up the AFC could prove to be a steep one with many competitive teams having eyes on the same goal.
What does this all mean for the Denver Broncos? Well, as we take a look at their 2022 schedule there are some favorable matchups and also some key games that the Broncos will need to win.
After a long off-season with some great value moves, it’s time to prove it on the field.
Predicting the Denver Broncos’ record for the 2022 season: Weeks 1-4
Week 1: Broncos at Seahawks (MNF)
The return of Russell Wilson to Seattle. What a way to start off the season for both these teams.
The Broncos are heavy favorites in this matchup and for good reason. While comparing both these rosters and with the Wilson trade looming in the minds of this game, I expect Seahawks fans to miss their ex-prized QB by the second half. 1-0 for the Broncos
Week 2: Broncos vs. Texans
The writing is on the wall for this one. The Texans are arguably at or near the bottom of the pecking order in the AFC, while the Broncos get a favorable matchup at home. As demonstrated in the picture above, the Texans may be blown up in this one. 2-0 record for the Broncos.
Week 3: Broncos vs 49ers (SNF)
The first big test for the Broncos. Russell Wilson is 16-4 all-time against the 49ers and that includes a playoff win which ultimately leads to Wilson’s first Super Bowl ring. The 49ers do boast a competitive, well-coached roster but this will be Trey Lance’s fifth start of his career and the Broncos are at home. 3-0 record for the Broncos.
Week 4: Broncos at Raiders
This marks the Broncos’ first divisional game of the season and the Broncos’ first loss. This division will be tough, resilient, and just plain awesome to watch. It could go either way and sadly, I see the Raiders forking out a close one at home. 3-1 for the Broncos.