Denver Broncos 5 bold predictions vs. Colts on Thursday Night

Denver Broncos, Melvin Gordon (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos don’t have any time to feel sorry for themselves after their loss to the Raiders in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon. The turnaround to play the Indianapolis Colts is quick, and the team only has a couple of days left to prepare. Sitting at 2-2 with the Kansas City Chiefs playing at home against the Raiders in Week 5 of the NFL season, the pressure is on Nathaniel Hackett and the Broncos to get to 3-2 before the “mini bye” after this game against the Colts.

The Broncos are 2-0 at home this year and 0-2 on the road. Thankfully, this matchup against the Colts will be played in Denver. Although the Colts have not looked good early this season, they do have a win against the Chiefs, something the Broncos would love to be able to say they had by season’s end.

Let’s take a look at some of the things we want to see happen in this Colts game, making some bold predictions.

Denver Broncos, Melvin Gordon
Oct 2, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) loses the ball against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Denver Broncos bold prediction vs. Colts no. 1: Melvin Gordon has a big game

Everyone in Broncos Country has been piling on Melvin Gordon as of late, and you can’t blame them. Nobody is going to be harder on Gordon about his fumbling problem than Gordon himself, but at the same time, you can’t help but hold your breath every time this guy has the ball right now.

Dating back to last season, Gordon has fumbled five times in five games. Also dating back to last season, he’s lost three fumbles that have been returned for touchdowns in the Broncos’ last 12 games. Sometimes fans make things seem worse than they are but in this case, I think it’s safe to say that things regarding Melvin Gordon are just about as bad as the fans are making them out to be.

With that being said, we’re not piling on Gordon here. We’re stating the facts and making a bold prediction based on where things are at. The Broncos have no choice but to rely heavily on Gordon and his experience on Thursday night against the Colts. I think Gordon is going to come out and have a big game. The fumble against the Raiders was a new low for him. Gordon has got to quickly refocus and get that mistake out of his head.

He needs to play against the Colts with an intensity we have not yet seen from him in a Broncos uniform. Despite his fumbling issue, Gordon has also been one of the Broncos’ only consistent sources of offense since 2020. The ability and talent are in there, we just need to see him come out and have a big game vs. Indianapolis when the Broncos need it desperately.