Denver Broncos 5 bold predictions in Week 1 vs. Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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The Denver Broncos are just days away from their first regular season game of the highly anticipated 2022 season. The team couldn’t have asked for a bigger offseason and the last few months are certain to go down in team history as arguably the most eventful we’ve seen.

The Broncos hired a new head coach and overhauled the coaching staff. They pulled off a historic trade for quarterback Russell Wilson. They made big moves in free agency. They reshuffled some of the front office. They have new ownership and a new team president. Russell Wilson became the highest-paid player in team history.

Heck, they even got a new locker room at the stadium.

As we look ahead to this game, it’s time to get a little bit bold. What kinds of surprising and maybe even unexpected things could we see in this game for the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks? Let’s take a look at five bold predictions for this Monday Night Football matchup.

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Denver Broncos, Melvin Gordon (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Denver Broncos bold prediction vs. Seahawks: Melvin Gordon has more total yards than Javonte Williams

After all of the hype this offseason surrounding Javonte Williams, I think it’s safe to say that it would be bold to predict Melvin Gordon to finish this game with more total yards as a runner and receiver. Does this mean I’m predicting Javonte Williams to have a bad game against the Seahawks? Absolutely not.

But Melvin Gordon could feast.

Let’s not forget that over the last two years, Gordon has been one of the most consistent sources of offense for the Denver Broncos. Still, even no. 25 feels like the Broncos are favoring Williams as we head into the 2022 season. At a recent press conference, Gordon stated as much, saying he thinks the Broncos want Javonte to be the no. 1 back but ultimately, over the course of a game, that doesn’t matter in the slightest.

Williams may be the “featured” back for the Broncos but I think Gordon is going to make his presence felt. Perhaps we even get to see both of these guys go over 100 yards from scrimmage but since we’re making bold predictions, I think this is arguably low-hanging fruit in that category.