3 Denver Broncos Bold Predictions for Week 2

The Denver Broncos three bold predictions for Week 2 include Bradley Chubb.
The Denver Broncos three bold predictions for Week 2 include Bradley Chubb. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

After falling just short at home against the Tennessee Titans in Week 1, the Denver Broncos will travel to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. And Vic Fangio certainly does not want to see his team start 0-2 for the second time during his tenure as head coach.

Here are three bold predictions for the Broncos that could help them get a win on the road.

3. Drew Lock Attempts 40+ Passes

This is not to say that the Broncos will be down big in this game, but this Steelers' defense was just a brick wall against the run in Week 1, allowing only 29 total rush yards and just 6 rush yards by Saquon Barkley. Sure, it was against a New York Giants' offensive line that has been disastrous in recent years, but a lot of this should be attributed to the Pittsburgh defensive line as well. With Phillip Lindsay banged up heading into this Sunday's matchup, the rushing attack will fall heavily on Melvin Gordon's shoulders. And if MGIII has some trouble this increased workload, Lock may have to throw the ball more against a susceptible Steelers' secondary.

2. Bradley Chubb Gets First Sack Since Injury

With Von Miller out, there will be a lot more pressure on Bradley Chubb to get to the opposing quarterback in 2020. Chubb was the number five overall pick in 2018, and missed most of last season with a partial ACL tear. In Week 1, he was nonexistent, recording no tackles or sacks, and hardly any quarterback pressures. This Pittsburgh offensive line is dealing with some injuries as well though. Guard David DeCastro was out Week 1, and tackle Zach Banner was carted off the field Monday night. Ben Roethlisberger doesn't move as well as he once did, and Denver needs to get to the experienced quarterback if they want to win.

1. This Broncos' Defense Gets an Interception

Denver did not force any turnovers in Week 1, but with playmakers like safety Justin Simmons and cornerback A.J. Bouye, they certainly have the capabilities to do so against the Steelers. Roethlisberger has been erratic at times during his career, and he is still working his way back from injury. Big Ben had a great Week 1 against a Giants' secondary that had very little experience playing together, but the Broncos should give him a tougher look, and nab their first pick of the 2020 season.

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