Denver Broncos 5 bold predictions vs. Colts on Thursday Night

Denver Broncos, Melvin Gordon (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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Bold prediction no. 5: Denver Broncos go off for 5 (or more) 40-yard plays

It was a glorious sight to see KJ Hamler get open deep downfield for a big 50-yard play against the Las Vegas Raiders. Actually, more than just being a glorious sight, it was desperately needed. Up to that point, nobody really knew what the Broncos were doing with Hamler, how confident they were in his recovery, etc.

Seeing Hamler separate deep downfield against the Raiders secondary was something we all desperately wanted and needed to see this past week. Against the Indianapolis Colts, hopefully we will see more of that, and perhaps from more than just KJ Hamler.

I’m predicting we will see at least five explosive plays from the Broncos’ offense of 40-yards or more. Of course, Hamler’s play against the Raiders was 50-plus, but the Broncos had opportunities for big plays all throughout the game against Vegas and they came close to a handful of 40-yard plays. Kendall Hinton had a 35-yard play, Jerry Jeudy had a 32-yard play, and Montrell Washington had a 30-yard punt return.

The Broncos have gotten close to some big-time plays, not that those 30-yard plays don’t qualify. Against the Colts, I’m thinking we’ll see some explosive plays from the passing game, the return game, and even the running game. How about a 40-yard run from Melvin Gordon or Mike Boone? A field-flipping kickoff return from Montrell Washington?

How about more of the same from KJ Hamler this week? It would be great to see. Everybody loves when Russell Wilson throws the deep ball, and he’s one of the best at it in the league. Maybe we see all of the Broncos’ top three receivers get in the mix there this week against the Colts.