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This in kind prediction won’t make right that horrible memory, but it keeps the Broncos’ playoff dream alive.

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Good Morning, Broncos Country!

Every week on the MHR Radio Podcast, Adam Malnati and I give our predictions.

We try to make them entertaining and change things up. As my wife says, too bad I can’t play fantasy football like I predict Denver Broncos games.

Adam threw me for a loop with his prediction for today’s game versus the San Francisco 49ers of 55-10 Broncos. Seasoned fans will get it. I refuse to accept it because I’ve blocked the memory of that game out of my mind.

Now that Emmanuel Sanders is out with his Achilles’ injury, it might be tough for Denver’s offense to score that much. But when you have Phillip Lindsay pacing the Broncos and the offense, anything is possible.

If Adam’s prediction comes true, he would gain some serious score-predicting cred. A 55-10 Denver win today wouldn’t make right that horrible memory, but it would keep the dream of a playoff run alive and allow fans to breathe easier. For the record, my prediction was a little more realistic — 27-10 Broncos.

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