Denver Broncos fans have to be excited heading into training camp after their favorite team traded for a nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback. Russell Wilson will look to guide the Broncos to their first playoff berth since they won the Super Bowl in 2015 and has a relatively manageable path to get there.
There's no denying that Denver is going to have its hands full in matchups against teams like the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams. However, there are also a few on tap that should be easy wins for the Broncos. Here's a look at the three easiest games on their schedule in 2022.
Denver Broncos 2022 Schedule
1. Week 2: vs. Houston Texans
The Broncos possess one of the best home-field advantages in the NFL. The fans are notoriously loud, and the altitude is always an adjustment for the opponent. The Texans are used to playing in a dome and it could take some time for young quarterback Davis Mills to adjust to his surroundings. Mills threw for over 210 yards in just one of his five road starts last season and tossed 3 touchdowns compared to 8 interceptions away from home. That does not bode well for his chances against a Denver team that held opponents to 18.9 points per game in 2021 (No. 2 in NFL).
2. Week 7: vs. New York Jets
As long as the Broncos aren't distracted by the fact that they play in London the week after this game, they should have zero problems taking down the Jets at home. Head coach Robert Saleh's team averaged the seventh-fewest yards per game last season (306.4) as well as the fifth-fewest points per game (18.2). Their luck wasn't much better on defense considering they gave up 5.9 yards per play (T-No. 29 in NFL). It's worth noting that Wilson owns a career record of 3-0 against the Jets and all three victories have come by at least 10 points. There's little reason to believe that won't happen again in this game.
3. Week 12: @ Carolina Panthers
Denver's matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars could fit into this spot, but playing overseas makes things a bit more complicated there. Taking a road trip to play at Bank of America Stadium is a much easier task to handle for the Broncos. Carolina is likely going to start either Sam Darnold or rookie Matt Corral at quarterback in this game, which only works in Denver's favor. Darnold owns a career 54:52 touchdown to interception ratio and Corral is more known for his legs than his arm. Keep in mind the Broncos face a couple of daunting teams down the stretch. They'll be motivated to blow the Panthers out and gain some positive momentum.
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