How To Bet On Denver Broncos

Are the Denver Broncos poised to be the Humpty Dumptys of the NFL? All signs point to the Super Bowl 50 champions who have won the AFC West title for each of the past five seasons taking a great fall. Peyton Manning retired, and back-up Brock Osweiler bolted via free agency to the Houston Texans, leaving the quarterbacking int he hands of eight-year journeyman Mark Sanchez. The Broncos will be his third NFL team. Behind Sanchez on the depth chart are Trevor Siemian (one career pass attempt in the NFL) and 2016 first round draft pick Paxton Lynch. [+]

It wouldn’t be shocking to see any of the three as the opening-game starter.

Sanchez did lead the New York Jets to back-to-back AFC Championship Games in 2009-10. He’s also thrown 31 touchdown passes and 33 interceptions in the past three seasons. So there’s that.

The Denver Broncos have won five AFC West Division titles in a row. They’ve played in seven Super Bowls and two in the last three seasons. Yet there was a time when the Broncos were the dregs of pro football.

Of the eight original teams that formed the AFL in 1960, the Broncos were the only franchise that never made the playoffs in the 10-year history of the league. Denver never enjoyed a winning season as an AFL team and finished as high as second place just once.

Their dormant status continued into the AFL-NFL merger. Denver didn’t taste the success of a winning campaign until 1973, going 7-5-2. But it wasn’t until their 17th season of existence when Red Miller, the Broncos’ eighth head coach, led them to an AFC West title in 1977, that Denver knew what playoff football felt like.

They enjoyed the experience right up until the end. Led by their Orange Crush defense, the Broncos rolled all the way into Super Bowl XII before falling 27-10 to the Dallas Cowboys.

 

Best Denver Broncos Betting Lines

We provide the best Broncos betting lines below so keep your eye on them and find the game that is most appealing. Don’t forget to take into account the variety of betting types. 

 

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Denver Broncos Regular Season Schedule

The Denver Broncos regular season schedule listed below will get off to a rousing start. The Broncos will quickly get a taste of what like without Peyton Manning will be like, facing the Carolina Panthers in a Super Bowl 50 rematch. [+]

It doesn’t get any easier in Week 2, as Oliver Luck and the Indianapolis Colts visit Denver before the Broncos take their show to the Jungle for a Week 3 date in Cincinnati against the Bengals.

There’s a popular theory that Denver’s Mile High Stadium is a graveyard for visitors because of its altitude, but that doesn’t add up to fact on the betting sheets. The Broncos were only 8-8 against the spread during the 2015-16 NFL season and a losing 3-5 on their home field. 

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August 2016 (3)
Thu 11 Denver Broncos 22 - 0 Chicago Bears +100 -110 Odds
Sat 20 49ers 31 - 24 Denver Broncos +220 -256 Odds
Sat 27 Los Angeles Rams 9 - 17 Denver Broncos +200 -233 Odds
September 2016 (4)
Thu 1 Denver Broncos 17 - 38 Cardinals +175 -204 Odds
Thu 8 Panthers 20 - 21 Denver Broncos -147 +145 Odds
Sun 18 Colts 20 - 34 Denver Broncos +235 -238 Odds
Sun 25 Denver Broncos 29 - 17 Bengals +165 -169 Odds
October 2016 (5)
Sun 2 Denver Broncos 27 - 7 Buccaneers -175 +165 Odds
Sun 9 Atlanta Falcons 23 - 16 Denver Broncos +204 -179 Odds
Thu 13 Denver Broncos 13 - 21 Chargers -154 +150 Odds
Mon 24 Houston Texans 9 - 27 Denver Broncos +325 -357
Sun 30 Chargers 19 - 27 Denver Broncos
November 2016 (3)
Sun 6 Denver Broncos 20 - 30 Oakland Raiders Odds
Sun 13 Denver Broncos 25 - 23 Saints +135 -145 Odds
Sun 27 Chiefs 30 - 27 Denver Broncos +170 -179 Odds
December 2016 (4)
Sun 4 Denver Broncos 20 - 10 Jaguars -179 +175 Odds
Sun 11 Denver Broncos 10 - 13 Tennessee Titans +110 -125 Odds
Sun 18 Patriots 16 - 3 Denver Broncos Odds
Sun 25 Denver Broncos 10 - 33 Chiefs +170 -189 Odds
January 2017 (1)
Sun 1 Oakland Raiders 6 - 24 Denver Broncos +106 -119 Odds

What Are The Denver Broncos Standings

This is where you can check out where the Denver Broncos currently are situated in the AFC West standings and there’s plenty of football experts theorizing that in the 2016-17 NFL season, the Broncos will be bucked from atop the division.

 

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1 New England Patriots New England Patriots 16 14 2 441 250 0.875
2 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 16 13 3 421 306 0.813
3 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 16 12 4 389 311 0.750
4 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 16 12 4 416 385 0.750
5 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 16 11 5 540 406 0.688
6 New York Giants New York Giants 16 11 5 310 284 0.688
7 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 16 11 5 399 327 0.688
8 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 16 10 6 432 388 0.625
9 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 16 10 6 363 380 0.625
10 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 16 10 5 354 292 0.625
11 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 16 9 7 333 297 0.563
12 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 16 9 7 346 358 0.563
13 Houston Texans Houston Texans 16 9 7 279 328 0.563
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 9 7 354 369 0.563
15 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 16 9 7 381 378 0.563
16 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 16 8 8 343 321 0.500
17 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 16 8 8 411 392 0.500
18 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 16 8 8 327 307 0.500
19 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 16 8 7 396 383 0.500
20 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 16 7 8 418 362 0.438
21 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 16 7 9 399 378 0.438
22 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 16 7 9 469 454 0.438
23 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 16 7 9 367 331 0.438
24 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 16 6 10 369 402 0.375
25 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 16 6 9 325 315 0.375
26 New York Jets New York Jets 16 5 11 275 409 0.313
27 San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers 16 5 11 410 423 0.313
28 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 16 4 12 224 394 0.250
29 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 16 3 13 279 399 0.188
30 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 16 3 13 318 400 0.188
31 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 16 2 14 309 480 0.125
32 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 16 1 15 264 452 0.063

How To Win Denver Broncos Bets

Some NFL prognosticators have the Broncos falling below .500 during the 2016-17 season, and the sportsbooks appear to be buying somewhat cautiously into the doom and gloom theories surrounding Denver.

Defense was the name of the game during Denver’s run to its Super Bowl 50 win. The Peyton Manning the Broncos had at the helm wasn’t the guy who was a five-time NFL MVP. 

Manning threw nine touchdown passes and was picked off 17 times. His quarterback rating was 44.96. No, Denver won the Super Bowl due to a dominant defense, but that group has taken some hits since the Broncos hit the off-season.

Outside linebacker Von Miller, the heart and soul of the unit, engaged in a bitter contract squabble with the team. Cornerback Aqib Talib was shot. The defense was the glue of this team and if they are not on par with the level of performance that was delivered last season, then it could leave the Mile High City feeling mighty low.

The last time the Broncos found themselves in a similar quandary at quarterback was to start the 1999 season. Much like the situation with Peyton Manning, the legendary John Elway had retired after leading the team to back-to-back Super Bowl wins and while most expected journeyman veteran Bubby Brister, who had starting experience in the NFL playoffs, to take over, then Broncos coach Mike Shanahan handed the keys to Brian Griese. 

Perhaps Shanahan figured Griese would emulate his dad, two-time Miami Dolphins Super Bowl winner Bob Griese, but it didn’t happen and Denver finished 6-10.

Would current head coach Gary Kubiak take a similar tack and instead of giving the reins to Mark Sanchez, hand the keys to first-round pick Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian, an unheralded seventh round pick? 

Denver doesn’t need its quarterbacks to win games as much as manage games. That’s what Manning and Brock Osweiler did during the run to Super Bowl, but it’s also something that Sanchez has proven to be poor at accomplishing during his NFL career. 

If the Denver Broncos are to again be a playoff team, if they are to continue their dominance of the AFC West, it won’t be about what they do when they have the ball, it will come down to what they permit the other team to do when the Broncos don’t have possession of the football.

Denver was the 16th-best offense in the NFL last season in terms of yardage and 19th overall in scoring average, but the Broncos absolutely smothered the opposition.

They were the NFL’s best defense in terms of yards per game (283.1) and passing yardage (199.6). Denver was the third-best rush defense (83.6 yards per game) and the fourth-best scoring offense (18.5 points per game).

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