After winning five AFC West Division titles in a row, the Denver Broncos finally missed the playoffs in 2016. A team built around a solid defense with a questionable offense and uncertain quarterbacking situation, the Broncos will be hard-pressed to make a quick return to the postseason. Overall, they've played in seven Super Bowls and two in the last four 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.
Denver Broncos Regular Season Schedule
The Denver Broncos regular season schedule will be a tough road, with eight games against 2016-17 NFL playoff teams and four of their last six games of the season on the road.
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 9-7 against the spread during the 2016-17 NFL season and just 5-3 on their home field.
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 a significant reason for Denver's fall from the top in 2016-17 was the Broncos' poor record within the division. After a 4-0 start to the season, all in non-divisional games, Denver went 2-4 against AFC West opposition and 0-4 on the road.
How To Win Denver Broncos Bets
Defense was the name of the game during Denver's run to its Super Bowl 50 win and it was the Broncos' saving grace during the 2017-18 season. A defense that ranked first overall in the NFL and fourth against the pass and in points allowed (18.6) kept the Broncos, woefully inept with the ball in their possession, in contention most weeks, allowing them to assemble a 9-7 slate.
The Denver offense was 27th-best overall in the NFL. The Broncos also rated 27th in rushing offense and 22nd in passing offense and points per game.
What does this all add up to when wagering on Broncos games? Well, you'll want to be looking at the under wager on the total most weeks. Although Denver was 7-9 on the over/under for the season, the average total for a Broncos game last season was 39.4 points. Keep that in mind when studying the odds for each week's games.