Denver Broncos 5 bold predictions for Monday showdown with Chargers

Denver Broncos, Baron Browning (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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It’s been 10 days since the Denver Broncos lost a heartbreaker on Thursday Night Football to the Indianapolis Colts, and it feels like it’s been even longer than that. Broncos Country has had a much-needed break from the team after they fell to a highly disappointing 2-3 leading into Monday night’s matchup in Los Angeles against the Chargers.

As the fan base once again prepares to spend the day on Sunday watching the rest of the league, anticipation and perhaps even some nerves are building for what might happen in the next chapter for this 2022 Denver Broncos team. Can Russell Wilson right the ship? Will the offense look more competent in general?

What might we see in this game against the Chargers? Let’s take a look at some bold predictions as the Denver Broncos get ready to face off against Justin Herbert and company on Monday.

Denver Broncos bold predictions vs. Chargers on Monday Night Football

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1. Baron Browning has a three-sack game

How about a huge game on Monday for Baron Browning? It may not be all that bold to predict three sacks for him, to be quite honest. Filling in for the injured Randy Gregory and playing on a more full-time basis, Browning was absolutely sensational against the Colts and made life very difficult for Matt Ryan.

Pro Football Reference credited Browning with 1.5 sacks and 6 QB hits against the Colts, while PFF credited him with 10 total pressures. That’s just an outstanding individual performance and really validated in one single game why the Denver Broncos decided to make the position switch with the former third-round pick out of Ohio State.

The Chargers have a rookie playing left tackle and Trey Pipkins starting at right tackle. They do not have Rashawn Slater. The offensive line situation in Los Angeles has caused this team to turn to a quick passing game the last couple of weeks but if the Broncos can stop the run and get the Chargers into long down-and-distance situations, Browning could turn that incredible pressure rate into three sacks.