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Horse Tracks - Broncos vs. Rams 5 Bold Predictions

Happy Gameday Broncos Country!

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On offense, the Rams bring in a squad that is probably the worst the Denver Broncos defense have faced all season. QB Shaun Hill is a journey-man backup who's claim to fame is a three touchdown performance against the Rams (as a Lion) back in 2010. Behind him are back-up quality players at the skill positions with TE Jared Cook having the most consistent season thus far.  This squad should give the Denver defense no problems.

On defense, St. Louis boasts a scary front four led by Robert Quinn and Aaron McDonald. After starting the season with no sacks in the first 5 games, Quinn has logged 6 sacks in the past 4 weeks.  Behind them is a fast and athletic linebacking corps that is capable of making plays sideline to sideline.  In the secondary, EJ Gains has proven to be a tough target allowing opposing quarterbacks a rating of just 76.7.

Bold Predictions

1) Broncos defense pitches a shutout

2) CJ Anderson will rush for at least 100 yards while adding another 50 through the air

3) Von Miller will record 4 sacks in a game for the first time in his career

4) Peyton Manning and the Denver offense will go without a turnover.

5) Brandon McManus will make at least two FG's from beyond 40 yards

One Question

Normally I'd have 7 questions about the upcoming game. This week there is only one.

Is this the week the Broncos finally make a statement against an inferior opponent?

Horse Tracks

Kiszla: Denver Broncos need to sign lineman Richie Incognito - The Denver Post
The Broncos might be too nice to win the Super Bowl. Controversial offensive lineman Richie Incognito can be a real jerk. The Broncos and Incognito are meant for each other.

Klis: Broncos face unseen opponent in in-season contract talks - The Denver Post
Nobody beats the Broncos when it comes to luring the best players in free agency each spring.

Broncos star Demaryius Thomas looks capable of becoming the NFL's No. 1 wideout - The Denver Post
Is Demaryius Thomas, who enters the Broncos' game Sunday at St. Louis with a six-game streak of at least 100 yards receiving, ready to approach Calvin Johnson as the NFL's No. 1 wideout?

Broncos-Rams: Three Keys
The Broncos' first priority will be to contain the Rams' pass rush, which has become perhaps the league's most potent in recent weeks.

Mason's Mailbag: Who's up at running back?
The offensive line, the status of the running backs and my thoughts on the danger of following a "feeling" are among the Week 11 mailbag topics.

My Prediction: Broncos 34, Rams 0