Here’s a look at the team preview for the Denver Broncos:

Coaching Staff: 

  • Head Coach–Vance Joseph
  • Offensive Coordinator– Bill Musgrave
  • Defensive Coordinator– Joe Woods
  • Special Teams– Tom McMahon

ODDS TO WIN:

  • AFC Championship-10/1
  • Super Bowl-30/1
  • Over/Under Win Totals- 7

Last 4 Season Win Totals:

  • 2014- 12
  • 2015-15
  • 2016-9
  • 2017-5

The Offense

Quarterbacks:

Case Keenum came over from Minnesota after having a good season. Paxton Lynch is the backup and the Broncos are taking him slowly through the process. Chad Kelly will be contesting the #2 quarterback designation.

Running Backs:

Royce Freeman was selected from Oregon and may be the primary running back. However, David Williams was taken in the seventh round from Arkansas and will be fighting for the same spot on the field. Devontae Booker ran for 3.6 yards per carry and ill want to get his position solidified.

Receivers:

Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are hoping to step it up with a better season now that Keenum can throw the ball. Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, Carlos Henderson, and Isaiah McKenzie all hope to improve and be in the mix for this unit.

Offensive Linemen:

Matt Paradis will continue as the center and free agent Ron Leary will get the left guard spot. Garett Boles is the left tackle but has the tendency to get too many penalties (106 yards) for the Broncos. Troy Fumagalli was taken in round five of the NFL draft.

The Defense

Defensive Linemen:

Derek Wolfe will hope to remain a productive end while nose tackle Domata Pekoreturns for his 14th season. Shelby Harris and DeMarcus Walker will help with the inside pass.

Linebackers:

Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil are the primary players in this unit to come up with a tackle. The rest of the linebacking corps hasn’t been very good. Shaquil Barrett and Shane Ray are the next best on this squad.

Secondary:

Pro Bowler Chris Harris Jr. and Darian Stewart solidify the backfield. Su’a Cravens will be the third-best safety in this group and Tremaine Brock is in to play cornerback.

Special Teams

Marquette King was signed at the punter. Brandon McManus will need to show improvement as the kicker for Denver. Carlos Henderson appears to be the leading candidate for kick returns.

The Schedule

(all games Eastern time)

            Preseason Schedule:

  • August 11- Vikings  7:05 PM
  • August 18- Bears  7:05 PM
  • August 24- at Redskins  5:30 PM
  • August 30- at Cardinals 8:00 PM

Regular Season:

Sept. 9 vs. Seattle Seahawks 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Sept. 16 vs. Oakland Raiders 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Sept. 23 at Baltimore Ravens 1 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 1 vs. Kansas City Chiefs 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Oct. 7 at New York Jets 1 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 14 vs. Los Angeles Rams 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 18 at Arizona Cardinals 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)
Oct. 28 at Kansas City Chiefs 1 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 4 vs. Houston Texans 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 11 BYE
Nov. 18 at Los Angeles Chargers 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 25 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 2 at Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 9 at San Francisco 49ers 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 15 vs. Cleveland Browns TBD (NFLN)
Dec. 24 at Oakland Raiders 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 30 vs. Los Angeles Chargers 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

Other Information

Owner- Pat Bowlen

General Manager- John Elway

Website- www.denverbroncos.com

Stadium-Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Capacity-76,125

Surface- Kentucky Blue Grass

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