Denver Broncos 5 bold predictions for Monday showdown with Chargers

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2. Latavius Murray scores twice in Denver Broncos debut

The last time Latavius Murray was on the field for an NFL game, he was a practice squad call-up for the New Orleans Saints playing in London. In that game, he ran the ball just 11 times but for 57 yards and a touchdown. He was very efficient and after the game, Saints fans were disappointed — to say the least — that Murray signed with Denver to the active roster rather than just getting promoted in New Orleans.

Now, he can become a huge help to a Denver Broncos offense that has absolutely stunk this season in terms of scoring points. It’s not like the Broncos have acquired prime Adrian Peterson here but Murray is a reliable veteran who is known for ball security and efficiency. I’m going out on a limb and saying he will score twice in his Broncos debut.

3. Denver Broncos go 100 percent in the Red Zone

Speaking of Murray scoring twice, I’m also going to go out on a huge limb and say that the Broncos go 100 percent efficiency in the red zone this week against the Chargers. I know, now we’re getting a little over-the-top crazy, right? The Chargers haven’t been terrible in red zone defense this year by any means, they rank 19th in the league allowing a 57.9 conversion rate.

With that being said, the Chargers have been susceptible on the ground once again this season, allowing a league-worst 5.8 yards per carry heading into Sunday’s NFL action. The Broncos will take advantage of that and go 100 percent in the red zone.