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Horse Tracks: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos - 3 bold predictions

Good Morning Broncos Country, what have I conjured for this week's rendition of "5 bold predictions?"

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1) The loss of Eric Berry in the Chiefs secondary will do more harm to the Broncos than good.

First of all, this has nothing to do with the man or his condition, so check the outrage at the door. To put it mildly, Eric Berry has become one of Peyton Manning's favorite targets in the passing game.

2) Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware will combine for 5 sacks.

Eatin' greedy has become hardly eatin' up front. The porous KC front has just the elixir to solve the problem. Bookend tackles Ryan Harris (RT) and Eric Fisher (LT) have combined to allow 8 sacks, 13 hits, and 29 pressures on the season. Von might have to work a little bit harder as Harris did put together a nice game against Seattle, but their plate should be full again.

3) The Denver defense and/or Special Teams will contribute at least 7 points to the final Broncos total.

We're talking pick 6, fumble return, punt return, kick return, block kick return, etc. Can the Broncos get some help from the congregation? I say AMEN!!!

My prediction? Broncos 27 Chiefs 24 on a game winning Connor Barth FG to end regulation.

Horse Tracks

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