We had an awesome first Football Sunday, lots happened… Dak got hurt and Tom returned to the field. But there is one game left for NFL Week 1: Broncos vs. Seahawks.
Russell Wilson has been saying it all off-season, it’s time to ride!
This will be a matchup between Russell Wilson’s former team and new team, but it’s tough to say it will be a revenge game or anything like that.
Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks Predictions
Russell Wilson will be making his first start for the Denver Broncos after a 10-year career in Seattle.
Last year Russell Wilson threw for 3,113 yards and 25 touchdowns. In Denver though, he has a lot of resources for him to move the ball around the field.
Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton should carry a lot of the receiving responsibilities. However, KJ Hamler and Albert Okwuegbunam should also see some involvement.
In the run game, The Denver Broncos will rely on Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon III with a split backfield situation.
Geno Smith will be leading the offense for the Seattle Seahawks. Geno has been with the team off and on since 2019 primarily fighting for backup positions, finally getting promoted after the Russell Wilson trade, beating out Drew Lock for the job.
The Seahawks will still have weapons like DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett who are likely to be the primary leaders of the team as well.
Seattle will rely primarily on Rashaad Penny to run the ball.
My expectations for this game is for the Denver Broncos to really run away with it. They just have more weapons, and the Seahawks are really just a disjoint team likely looking to rebuild their offense of the next few years.
The Broncos defense should be able to contain Metcalf and Lockett and keep a lot of pressure on Geno Smith in the pocket.
If the Denver Broncos defense are able to force Geno Smith into bad situations, I anticipate there will be plenty of turnovers and at least a couple interceptions.
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Rashaad Penny (SEA) Under 85.5 Total Rushing + Receiving Yards
Last year Rashaad Penny averaged 11.9 carries per game and 6.3 yards per carry. In addition, he’s never really been a primary target for the pass game.
This line is just really high for Rashaad.
Geno Smith (SEA) Under 223.5 Total Passing + Rushing Yards
Geno Smith is not really a QB1. He’s not a bad quarterback, but he’s not great.
The Seahawks are going to need to rely on DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett to make plays for Geno Smith in order to really move the ball.
I think this number is just too high for a quarterback who’s mean outcome is probably closer to 200 passing yards and 10 rushing yards.
For him to exceed this, the Broncos defense will need to have more than a few missteps.