Predicting the Broncos next five games after 1-1 start

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DENVER, COLORADO – SEPTEMBER 18: Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos throws the football during the fourth quarter of the game against the Houston Texans at Empower Field At Mile High on September 18, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Predicting the next five games for the Denver Broncos

Week 4 – Las Vegas Raiders

If nothing else, the Raiders being 0-2 and having the worst quarterback in the division is a nice thing.  They blew a massive lead to the Cardinals on Sunday, capped off by Hunter Renfrow fumbling in overtime, which led to a Cardinals’ return touchdown.

I actually like the way the Broncos match up with the Raiders.  The Raiders’ secondary is not good, and the Broncos should hopefully have Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, and KJ Hamler to help.  Their offensive line also could be better, and I think Denver’s pass rush has shown a strong ability to create pressure.

This game will be tough because of it being played in Las Vegas, and the AFC West rivalries run deep, but I do think the Denver Broncos can end up winning a close game.

Record: 2-2

Week 5 – Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are 0-1-1 after two disgusting performances against their week one opponent, the Houston Texans, and their week two opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Matt Ryan looks more washed than Howie Mandel’s bald head, and the defense hasn’t really been as advertised.

If there was a team with high expectations that has faltered worse than the Broncos thus far, it’s been the Indianapolis Colts.  Denver should be able to win this game at home.

Record: 3-2