NBC Sports activities’ Peter King believes the Broncos improved within the offseason, however he predicted they will not make the playoffs, citing the issue of the AFC West.
“This yr’s AFC West is the hardest division I keep in mind because the NFL went to eight four-team divisions in 2002,” King wrote. “All 4 groups have at the very least 10 video games towards 2021 groups with profitable information.”
Based on The Athletic, the Broncos have the Fifteenth-toughest schedule within the NFL. Sadly for the Broncos, it is difficult within the second half. Within the ultimate 5 weeks, Denver faces the Chiefs twice, and on Christmas Day, the Broncos play on the defending champion Rams.
Kansas Metropolis has defeated the Broncos of their previous 13 matchups. Peyton Manning was nonetheless taking part in for the Broncos and Patrick Mahomes was a sophomore at Texas Tech the final time Denver beat Kansas Metropolis.
The Broncos have struggled towards the Chargers and Raiders as properly. Over the previous two years, the Broncos have received two divisional video games and completed final within the AFC West.
New Denver QB Russell Wilson navigated tough divisions in Seattle. Nonetheless, his Seahawks groups benefited from expertise at head coach. Denver’s Nathaniel Hackett is a rookie head coach, not like Seattle’s Pete Carroll, who has 17 seasons as NFL head coach.
In Week 1, Denver performs on the Seahawks, Wilson’s former crew.