Broncos vs Seahawks Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 1 NFL Game

Broncos vs Seahawks Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 1 NFL Game


The 2022 NFL season is finally here and the Week 1 schedule is chock full of exciting showdowns. One of the most anticipated matchups of the week is the Monday Night Football tilt between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

Trading for Russell Wilson this offseason gives the Broncos their best quarterback since the Peyton Manning era. Now, Wilson hopes to start his tenure right when he takes on the team that he spent 10 seasons with.

As much as Seahawks fans love Wilson, they're hoping that their team spoils his return party. Many are already counting the Seahawks out due to their weaker-than-usual roster, but underestimating them opens the door for an upset victory.

Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Broncos vs Jaguars Week 1 matchup.

Broncos vs Seahawks Projections

ESPN FPIBroncos (66.7%)
numberFireBroncos (62.5%)
FiveThirtyEightBroncos (57%)
Betting FavoriteBroncos (-6.5)

Projected Winner: Broncos (4)

Broncos vs Seahawks Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Broncos (8), Seahawks (1)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsBroncos (5)
CBS Sports ExpertsBroncos (6), Seahawks (2)

Expert Totals: Broncos (19), Seahawks (3)

Playing on the road can be tough, but all signs point to a Broncos road victory on Monday. After all, Denver is receiving support from an impressive 86.4% of experts.

When it comes to an upset, the Seahawks best shot of winning comes in at 43% on FiveThirtyEight. However, that seems more like an anomaly considering how favored the Broncos are elsewhere.

While Wilson's time in Seattle will be celebrated on Monday, chances are that's the only time of celebrating that'll involve Seahawks fans in Week 1.

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