3 Denver Broncos Bold Predictions for Week 1

Zach Brunner
Bold predictions for the Denver Broncos in Week 1.
Bold predictions for the Denver Broncos in Week 1. / Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

In the final game of Week 1, the Denver Broncos host the Tennessee Titans. While the Broncos are at home, they are slight underdogs in the game. Here are three bold predictions for the Broncos against the Titans.

3. Broncos Hold Derrick Henry Under 100 Rushing Yards

Derrick Henry was a completely different animal last season. However, Vic Fangio should have this defense well-prepared for this matchup. The Titans lose Jack Conklin, which hurts their running game. The Broncos have some major injuries up front, but their primary focus has to be stopping the run with the Titans passing game not nearly as scary as Henry.

2. Broncos Sack Ryan Tannehill Four Times

There was disappointing news coming out of Broncos camp this week, with Von Miller expected to miss the season. Obviously, this is devastating to the pass rush of Denver. However, for the same reasons above, with the Broncos investing in their defense and with the Titans offensive line worse, look for Fangio to get creative and generate pressure. This unit doesn't fall apart without Miller.

1. Drew Lock Passes For 300 Yards

The evaluations of second-year quarterback Drew Lock this offseason have been divisive. Many have called him a franchise quarterback, while others say he has not shown us anything yet. After averaging 204 passing yards per game last season and also facing a tough defense in Week 1, one may think it could be a rough start for Lock. However, Pat Shurmur's offense is designed to make easy throws and let the receiver work. Lock has tremendous athletes around him, who will do enough after the catch to get him to the 300-yard mark.

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