Broncos Playoff Chances, Odds & Prediction for 2022 NFL Season
By Larry Rupp
The Denver Broncos have seemingly been a quarterback away from being a legitimate AFC West contender for a few years now. Players like Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock weren't getting the job done, so the front office swung a blockbuster deal to acquire Pro Bowler Russell Wilson in March.
The addition of Wilson has breathed life into the bodies of Broncos fans across the country. Backed by a strong defense and a solid offensive core, new head coach Nathaniel Hackett has a chance to turn things around in 2022. Living up to the hype is the only thing left on Denver's to-do list.
Let's break down the Broncos' playoff chances in 2022 using odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.
Broncos Playoff Chances 2022
Denver is available at -135 to make the postseason. That equates to an implied probability of 57.4% for the Broncos to earn a playoff berth.
Denver Broncos Playoff Odds 2022
The Broncos head into the 2022 season with the third-best odds to win the AFC West. The Kansas City Chiefs remain the favorite at +155 and the Los Angeles Chargers are not far behind at +240. Denver checks in with odds set at +260, which is firmly ahead of the Las Vegas Raiders (+700).
Broncos Win Total Over/Under 2022
The Broncos' win total has been set at 10.5 with +135 odds on the over and -160 odds on the under.
Broncos Odds to Win AFC 2022
Denver is not being overlooked by oddsmakers as a contender to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. The Broncos are tied with the Los Angeles Chargers for the third-best odds to win the AFC outright at +850. That ranks ahead of Cincinnati Bengals (+1300), last year's AFC champion.
Broncos Super Bowl Odds 2022
As for the Lombardi Trophy, Russell Wilson's team is available at +1700 to win it all. Those odds rank eighth among all NFL franchises, smack dab in the middle of the San Francisco 49ers (+1600) and Dallas Cowboys (+1800).
Broncos 2022 Season Prediction
There's no denying that the Broncos have a roster capable of playing with the best of the best. Bradley Chubb leads a defense that allowed only 18.9 points per game in 2021 (No. 2 in NFL), while the backfield duo of Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon is back after 1,821 rushing yards last year.
The only thing that could hold Denver back is the fact that the AFC West is tacked with talent. Every team besides the Broncos finished above .500 last year and two of the top six teams in the Super Bowl odds also reside in the division (KC & LAC). Those matchups are going to be crucial for Denver.
The Broncos' playoff hopes are bolstered by cupcake matchups against teams like the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars. If they can squeak one out against the Chargers in front of their home crowd at Mile High in Week 18, the Broncos should be in great position to secure a Wild Card spot.
Broncos 2022 Record Prediction: 11-6
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