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Russell Wilson to return to Seattle for Broncos' 2022 season opener; Denver hosts Texans in Week 2

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Posted at 4:03 PM, May 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-13 00:03:16-04

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The carousel of quarterback chaos screeched to a halt on March 8.

Two months later, Russell Wilson’s arrival continues to reap benefits. The Broncos returned to relevancy and will open their season with Wilson returning to Seattle in a Monday night primetime game that is expected to be simulcast on Denver7.

Wilson switching teams proved to be the biggest offseason acquisition, a nine-time Pro Bowler exchanged for eight assets – three players in Drew Lock, Shelby Harris and Noah Fant – and five draft picks. Wilson could face Lock – a polarizing figure in his three seasons in Denver – in Nathaniel Hackett’s head coaching debut. The Broncos aim to start fast, looking to snap their six-year playoff drought.

The Broncos host the Texans in the home opener on Sept. 18. They will be a heavy favorite against one of the NFL’s worst teams.

The Broncos return to Monday night is after last year’s absence ended a three-decade run. Denver secured multiple primetime games.

The Broncos’ 2022-2023 Schedule:

Week 1: Sept. 12 at Seahawks (6:15 p.m. MT)
Week 2: Sept. 18 vs Texans (2:25 p.m. MT)
Week 3: Sept. 25 vs 49ers (6:20 p.m. MT)
Week 4: Oct. 2 at Raiders (2:25 MT)
Week 5: Oct. 6 vs Colts (6:15 p.m. MT)
Week 6: Oct. 17 at Chargers (6:15 p.m. MT)
Week 7: Oct. 23 vs Jets (2:05 p.m. MT)
Week 8: Oct. 30 at Jaguars in London (1:30 p.m. GMT)
Week 9: Bye
Week 10: Nov. 13 at Titans (11 a.m. MT)
Week 11: Nov. 20 vs Raiders (2:05 MT)
Week 12: Nov. 27 at Panthers (11 a.m. MT)
Week 13: Dec. 4 at Ravens (11 a.m. MT)
Week 14: Dec. 11 vs Chiefs (6:20 p.m. MT)
Week 15: Dec. 18 vs Cardinals (2:05 p.m. MT)
Week 16 Dec. 25 at Rams (2:30 p.m. MT)
Week 17: Jan. 1, 2023 at Chiefs (11 a.m. MST)
Week 18: Jan. 7 or Jan. 8, 2023 vs Chargers (TBD)