The Denver Broncos open up the second half of the 2022 NFL season against the Tennessee Titans in Week 10. Will the second half be a lot more speed bumps like we saw in the first half? Or will it be more “Let’s Ride”? Through the first eight weeks of the season, the Broncos didn’t give fans much reason to be excited. Hope and optimism have largely faded in Broncos Country, but there are still nine more games to be played. There’s still a lot of football left this season.
So what are we all supposed to expect? The offense showed signs of progress in the team’s last three games, but unfortunately, they were far too inconsistent to win but one game — the team’s most recent game against the Jaguars in London. The defense has been dominant this year, but the Broncos traded Bradley Chubb to the Miami Dolphins. It’s hard to know what to expect, but let’s make some bold predictions about the Denver Broncos for the second half of the season and dream of what could be.
Denver Broncos bold prediction no. 1: Top 15 offense the rest of the way
Denver Broncos fans are praying for a miraculous turnaround for the offense for the remainder of the 2022 NFL season. Luckily for Denver, the output of 21 points against the Jacksonville Jaguars combined with the team’s inactivity in Week 9 helped boost the Broncos from 32nd in points per game to 30th, so things are already looking up. Unfortunately, there are very real issues facing this team and very real problems that need to be fixed in the second half of the season.
The Broncos are the league’s worst red zone offense. There is only one other team in the NFL that is worse when it comes to converting third downs. The Broncos are penalized seemingly every other snap. The operation offensively has just been terrible.
Now that we’ve been critical, let’s take a look ahead at what could be.
In the first half against the Chargers, the Broncos offense moved the ball pretty well.
They also had some success in the first half against the New York Jets the following week.
In London, we saw bigger stretches of solid play from the offense. We saw some good clock management at the end of both the first and second half, and we saw the Broncos overcome a sluggish start and put together some nice drives.
It’s something to build on, at least. Progress over the last three games versus complete incompetence in games like the Colts and 49ers — we’ll take it. The Broncos’ offense just needs more consistency, and “just” seems like a pretty loosely utilized term here. It’s apparently not as easy as it sounds.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the offense ascends into the top 15 for the remainder of the season.