Broncos vs. Texans: Five Predictions for Regular Season Preview

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Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

1. The Top Unit Will Have At Least Four Sacks

In roughly three quarters of play, I think the Broncos’ starters can come up with at least four sacks. There are a couple things that will factor into this.

A. I think the Texans’ offensive line is not great.

B. I think the Texans could be playing from behind.

The Broncos are hoping to have their first look at Von Miller in this game. If both he and DeMarcus Ware are on the field, I think their odds of getting to the quarterback go up substantially. We’ve seen even with just Ware on the field that it’s hard for offensive lines to contain this defensive front seven.

The Broncos also utilize T.J. Ward on blitzes, and are capable of getting pressure from any angle. I think four sacks might be too low, even.