Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks: Predictions, picks and odds for NFL Week 1 matchup – USA TODAY

In the first Monday Night Football game of the 2022 NFL regular season, Russell Wilson’s Denver Broncos will take a trip to Seattle to take on Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.
In his first game since being traded to Denver, veteran quarterback Russell Wilson takes on his former team in a prime-time showdown at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday. Can the new-look Broncos start the season off with a win? Can the rebuilding Seahawks, behind QB Geno Smith, pull off an upset at home and spoil Wilson’s coming-home party?
Here’s a look at the betting details and USA TODAY’s NFL staff picks for the Broncos vs. Seahawks game:
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While Seattle is certainly the weaker team here, it is still a challenging place to play on the road and I think they’re being undervalued with Geno Smith at quarterback. Russell Wilson is a clear advantage, but I don’t think Denver covers.
Russell Wilson will feel the love from Seattle fans during pregame, but the 12th man will have no problems letting him know he’s the enemy once the game starts. Still, Wilson makes the Broncos better, while the Seahawks get a tough reminder how great they had it with him at quarterback.
Speaking of showcase games, doesn’t this one seem predetermined? Russell Wilson’s return to his “12s” should be a powerful, and triumphant, event given that he’s been replaced by career backup Geno Smith.
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