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You would be very hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't think the Denver Broncos will be a much-improved team heading into the 2023 National Football League season.

The team fired Nathaniel Hackett after just one season and replaced him with Super Bowl-winning coach Sean Payton, pairing him with Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson.
Last season, the Broncos had Super Bowl aspirations, but struggled to the finish line with a 5-12 record.

Denver added a franchise quarterback, but not a franchise-changing coach, but now they have one.

My, how perceptions have changed with that hire.

The Broncos are not sitting in most sports books at 8.5 wins this season, after winning just five games last season.

The Broncos hope that pairing Wilson and Payton, along with a top-level defense that was among the best in the NFL last season, gets them past that number and into the playoffs.
The team finished seventh overall in the NFL in yards per game on defense, giving up 320 yards per contest in 2022.

So what can Denver do in 2023?

According to the legal in the USA gambling sites (as per, the Broncos are projected to be one of the most improved teams in the league at +425 and are currently +180 to make the playoffs in the AFC this season.

Maybe even more stunning are the odds for Russell Wilson to win the MVP this season. Wilson was set at odds of +4500, a total longshot, but if you think the Broncos can get back to the playoffs with the Wilson/Payton pairing, it might be worth throwing a few bucks on.
Can the Broncos win the AFC and get back to the Super Bowl for the ninth time and the first time since 2016? If you think so, you can get Denver at +3000.

Not a bad long-shot play for a team that has a Super Bowl-winning QB and a Super Bowl winning coach.

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