Denver Broncos 5 bold predictions for Week 3 matchup vs. 49ers

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2. Russell Wilson goes off for 350 yards, at least 3 touchdowns

As I previously mentioned, there’s a lot of disrespect floating around the NFL community regarding Russell Wilson. A lot of his former teammates with the Seahawks have been doing all they can to try and throw Wilson under the bus for receiving a different level of accountability than the rest of the team, which is absolutely hysterical for a couple of reasons.

First of all, Wilson is a star quarterback. Since when have star quarterbacks received anything but special treatment from the team and coaches?

Second, that sounds more like a coaching problem than a Russell Wilson problem. But I digress. Regardless of how much the NFL world seemingly wants to dig up reasons to hate Russell Wilson, and regardless of what kind of absolute filth they will excavate to confirm biases about claims Wilson’s play had fallen off in recent years, I think Wilson is about to have a great game versus the 49ers.

There’s no doubt that Russ and the Broncos are hearing this noise. There’s no doubt that they are hearing the harsh criticisms from mainstream media and let’s be honest — a lot of the criticisms at this point are fair. The Broncos have to have a smoother operation. They have to be better in the red zone. They have to cut down on the penalties. Nobody is disputing any of that.

Wilson understands his responsibility in all of this, and I think he’s going to come out against the San Francisco 49ers and have a huge game.