Denver Broncos 2015: 5 Last Minute Predictions for Season

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Aug 29, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks to pass the ball during the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos begin their quest for the Lombardi Trophy against the Baltimore Ravens. 2014 came to a disappointing end at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts. Now with a new head coach and a new system, the Broncos look to have a successful 2015 season.

John Fox is out and Gary Kubiak is back in Denver for the first time as a coach since 2005. With Peyton Manning returning for his fourth season with the Broncos and rookie linebacker Shane Ray, there is quite a bit of optimism in Broncos Country.

The biggest question going into the season is how the offensive line will do this season? During the preseason, they appeared to do well in keeping either Manning or Brock Osweiler off the ground. Ty Sambrailo, Evan Mathis, Matt Paradis, Louis Vasquez, and Ryan Harris will be the line that protects.

Every season has its unpredictable moments. Anything can happen. But I am going to take my chances and just before kickoff, I will provide five predictions for the Denver Broncos season.

#5- Peyton Manning will throw for under 4,000 yards

With the Denver Broncos going run heavy for the most part of this season under the zone blocking, I do not see Peyton Manning throwing for more than 4,000 yards. I’m going to say somewhere around 3,500 to 3,800 yards.

Manning has only thrown for less for 4,000 yards twice in his career. His rookie year and in 2005. But perhaps taking some of the pressure off of Manning will make a world of difference. If the Broncos do not rely a lot on Manning’s arm, we could see him in mid-season form by the time the playoffs come around.

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