The Denver Broncos will open up their season on the road in Week 1. They’ll take on the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. What a dramatic way for Russell Wilson to begin his career with the Broncos by facing his former team that drafted him a decade ago.
Update: Broncos’ inside linebacker Josey Jewell was downgraded OUT on Sunday. He will not be playing in this game.
For me, the game will come down to two things. The first being turnovers. Denver has the superior roster, so the only way Seattle will be able to keep pace is if the Broncos find ways to shoot themselves in the foot throughout the game. Geno Smith is known to be turnover prone, but if it doesn’t go that way and Denver puts the ball on the turf then they could get into trouble on the road.
The second will be how well the Broncos offense does in the red zone. A great way to put this game away early would be to stack touchdowns. The issue is that the first-team offense hasn’t really played together outside of practice as the starters sat through each preseason game. It’ll be important for them to get some rhythm on offense.
For Broncos fans who want an alternative to the new Monday Night Football announcing team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman — or those who want to relive the glory of Super Bowl 50 with Peyton Manning — the ManningCast is back for another season and will be available on ESPN2, as well as streaming on ESPN+. Peyton and Eli are joined by Community star and diehard Seahawks fan, Joel McHale, tonight ... so that should lead to some good trash talking.
Here’s how to watch.
When: Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 at 6:15 P.M. Mile High time
Where: Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington
Announcers: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst) and Lisa Salters (sideline reporting)
Radio: KOA - 850 AM | 94.1 FM & The Fox - 103.5 FM | Dave Logan (play-by-play), Rick Lewis (analyst) and Susie Wargin (sideline)
Broncos injury report
Seahawks injury report
|Kenneth Walker III||RB||Hernia||DNP||DNP||DNP||QUESTIONABLE|
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Broncos-Seahawks Betting Odds
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Broncos will be heavy favorites on the road in the season-opener against the Seahawks. Denver is 6.5-point favorites with an over/under that has crept upwards and currently stands at 45. It’s been quite a long time since we’ve seen the Broncos open such huge favorites on the road.
As a former member of the AFC West, the Broncos and Seahawks used to play twice a year. That was a rivalry that Denver mostly dominated considering 16 years of that time was spent with John Elway doing his thing. Since his retirement, Denver is 7-4 in the regular season against Seattle. However, they are 0-1 in the playoffs with that being the disaster in Super Bowl 48.
For this season, we have completely revamped our entire podcasting efforts for 2022. We have added more long-form shows, but have also begun a daily morning news podcast we have dubbed Horse Tracks to keep fans updated on everything that’s going on in a shorter type of episode.
Here are the long-form shows we produce each week Tuesday-Friday.
Each week, docllv brings The RoundUp on our rejuvenated YouTube channel, MHR Live, to give a reaction to the game plus a preview of the next one.
Every Tuesday, we’ll be bringing you Broncos Binge with Rachel Strand and Dalton Coble. They have both joined our staff this year and bring a more local vibe to our podcasting crew. This week they answer some fan-submitted questions and talk Broncos-Seahawks in Week 1.
Every Wednesday, we have Something Something Broncos with Mike DeCicco and Jess Place. This show is more on the lighter side and hopefully you’ll always come away with a few chuckles.
Every Thursday, we’ve got Ian St. Clair and Adam Malnati back with a brand new show. Gone is MHR Radio and in its place is Odds and Endzones. With sports betting a thing in Colorado now, their show will have a more bettor-focused mindset.
Last but not least, we have our friends from across the pond every Friday. The Irish fellas pick up where they left off last season with Dublin to Denver. Join Michael McQuaid, Column Cronin, and Stewart Roche as they preview the Broncos-Seahawks game.
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Broncos Schedule 2022
|1||9/12/2022||at Seattle Seahawks (MNF)||6:15 PM||ESPN / ABC||16-17||0-1|
|2||9/18/2022||vs Houston Texans||2:25 PM||CBS||16-9||1-1|
|3||9/25/2022||vs San Francisco 49ers (SNF)||6:20 PM||NBC / Peacock||11-10||2-1|
|4||10/2/2022||at Las Vegas Raiders||2:25 PM||CBS||23-32||2-2|
|5||10/6/2022||vs Indianapolis Colts (TNF)||6:15 PM||Amazon Prime||9-12||2-3|
|6||10/17/2022||at Los Angeles Chargers (MNF)||6:15 PM||ESPN||16-19||2-4|
|7||10/23/2022||vs New York Jets||2:05 PM||CBS||9-16||2-5|
|8||10/30/2022||at Jacksonville Jaguars (London, UK)||7:30 AM||ESPN+||21-17||3-5|
|10||11/13/2022||at Tennessee Titans||11:00 AM||CBS||10-17||3-6|
|11||11/20/2022||vs Las Vegas Raiders||2:05 PM||FOX||16-22||3-7|
|12||11/27/2022||at Carolina Panthers||11:00 AM||FOX|
|13||12/4/2022||at Baltimore Ravens||11:00 AM||CBS|
|14||12/11/2022||vs Kansas City Chiefs (SNF)||6:20 PM||NBC / Peacock|
|15||12/18/2022||vs Arizona Cardinals||2:05 PM||FOX|
|16||12/25/2022||at Los Angeles Rams (Christmas Day)||2:30 PM||CBS / Paramount+|
|17||1/1/2023||at Kansas City Chiefs||11:00 AM||CBS|
|18||1/8/2023||vs Los Angeles Chargers||TBD||TBD|