The Denver Broncos have a massive game on Sunday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs. We make our five bold predictions.
Sunday Night Football was not on the docket for the Denver Broncos in the 2021 season…until they started winning some meaningful games.
In the last month, the Broncos have found a way to have convincing victories over the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers, helping earn them a spot against the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes in prime time.
Since the middle of the 2015 season, Dontari Poe has more passing touchdowns than the Broncos do wins against the Chiefs. The Broncos are riding an impressive (for all the wrong reasons) 11-game losing streak against Kansas City. What goes up, however, must eventually come down.
Will this be the game the Denver Broncos get off the schnide against Kansas City? Will they get their first win against the Chiefs since Bradley Roby’s overtime fumble recovery for a touchdown?
Here are this week’s bold predictions…
Denver Broncos bold prediction vs. Chiefs #1: Teddy Bridgewater throws 3 TDs
It has been an up-and-down season for Teddy Bridgewater, whose approval rating after the Eagles game and through the bye week was as low as it has been since he came aboard the Denver Broncos.
After the game against the Chargers where he toughed it out through a nasty shin injury? The approval rating is back up. Way up.
Bridgewater has been anything but perfect this season for the Broncos, but when he plays efficient ball, the Broncos have been really tough to beat. When Teddy is efficient, the running game works, and the Broncos can play ball control.
In this game against Kansas City, you’ve got to go in anticipating you’ll need to score at least 27 points or more.
I foresee Bridgewater throwing a season-high three touchdown passes, this time in a win. He threw three touchdowns (along with three picks) in the ugly loss to the Raiders earlier this year.
Not only would this tie a season-high in TD passes for Bridgewater, but it would also push him well into his career-high for a season. His next touchdown pass will set that mark.