Broncos vs. Texans: Five Predictions for Regular Season Preview

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Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady (78) during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

4. Ryan Clady Will Shut Down His Side

The Broncos are going up against a pass rush duo with a ton of size, athleticism, and speed. Ryan Clady doesn’t really care.

Clady’s return to the offense is going to be so much greater an impact than anyone could really quantify. Last year, the Broncos rocked the league to the tune of 606 points, a large majority of those without Clady in the lineup.

His return to the offensive line significantly upgrades Peyton Manning’s overall protection, and I think he’s going to lock it down on Saturday night, whether he’s facing J.J. Watt or Jadeveon Clowney.