The Denver Broncos (1-4) are at home in Week 6 and will host the Tennessee Titans (2-3). After a rough start where two of the Broncos four losses came down to a couple of questionable roughing the passer calls, they finally got into the win column and they seem like a much better team this week than even two weeks ago.
The big question is whether or not we’ll see them continue that change again this week. A win here would put them in position for a critical turnaround opportunity on Thursday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs, but first, they have to take care of business this coming Sunday.
Collectively, we are definitely seeing a Broncos win here with a score of 23-17 over the Titans. Individually, only one of us think the Broncos will lose this game and most of us see it as a one score affair.
Broncos-Titans score predictions
Broncos 31, Titans 16
When forced to make a prediction by Jess Place on the Something Something Broncos podcast, I went like everyone else here and had a 16-10 nail-biter. I’ve changed my mind. It’s Champ freaking Bailey day. I’m going to go against the grain and say the Broncos have one of their best days of football this season and puts the beating in place on the Titans this week. - Tim Lynch
Broncos 20, Titans 16
Vic Fangio doesn’t try to fix what finally seems to not be broken. The Broncos keep most of their defensive changes from last week’s game against the Chargers, working hard to shut down the run and forcing Marcus Mariota to put his team on his shoulders and win with his arm. Meanwhile, the offense should be good enough to put together a couple of scoring drives. Like many Broncos games in recent years, it’ll be a race to 17. First team that gets there, wins. - Taylor Kothe
Titans 20, Broncos 17
Broncos offensive line will be tested against a fundamentally sound Defense. Offense needs to use Noah Fant a ton. Titans have given up lots of yards and plays to tight ends all season. Broncos Defense should know what to expect out of Mariota as he scrambles right virtually every passing play. Defense should exploit this titans O Line. Broncos continue to struggle getting first down in 3rd Quarter and it costs them the game. - Luke Patterson
Broncos 23, Titans 16
Denver continues the momentum from Los Angeles and squeaks out a close one against Tennessee. I think this game comes down to the defense rattling Mariota after proving they can bottle up Derrick Henry. The offense is going to have to do just enough against a good defense. Starting fast and getting on the board early will be key. - Jeff Essary
Broncos 24, Titans 20
The Broncos are going to get on a mini-roll before their schedule gets brutal and this is a must-win if they want to have anything resembling a respectable record. If the O-line can give Flacco enough time I could see this becoming a whooping by the Broncos but since I don’t have that faith I’ll say Denver wins 24-20. - Kevin Gillikin
Broncos 24, Titans 13
As I told Adam on the MHR Radio Podcast, there’s going to be plenty of emotion and energy surrounding this game with Champ Bailey being inducted in the Broncos Ring of Fame. Bailey and the family of Pat Bowlen will also get their Hall of Fame Rings. The Broncos use that to their advantage and put themselves on a winning streak. - Ian St. Clair
Broncos 24, Titans 17
There are a lot of factors that will play into this game. The Broncos have been close all season, and finally finished against the Chargers. They have momentum, and with ceremonies to honor Champ Bailey going into the Ring of Fame, and Pat Bowlen being inducted into the Hall of Fame, there will be a lot of emotion at Mile High. The defense may have found the answer at ILB in Alexander Johnson. The offense keeps rolling with fast starts. I like a Broncos win. - Adam Malnati
Broncos 21, Titans 20
The Titans represent one of the best barometers for a lot of X-factors for this year’s roster.
Joe Flacco has been about as good as anyone could have hoped, but Dean Pees is the kind of aggressive playcaller who could feast on his issues identifying pressure pre-snap and holding the ball too long.
Tennessee’s defense is weak against tight ends and in the middle of the field, but have one of the better safeties in the league in Kevin Byard. Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan could present a tough matchup for Sutton as both thrive against bigger receivers. This would be a good game for Fant, Sanders, and Hamilton to capitalize on their open looks.
The offensive line has been better than anyone dared hope as run blockers, but Tennessee has one of the better fronts in the NFL and they stuff ball carriers in the backfield a ton. It will be interesting to see who winds up with the better day between Lindsay and Freeman.
Offensively- they’re about average. While Taylor Lewan is in the second game of his return both the line and QB have had a significant hand in Marcus Mariota leading the NFL in sacks. A.J. Brown has been very good, but no other Titans receiver presents a really scary threat so Fangio may be able to hide his banged up secondary for another couple of days.
If the remade defense can keep Derrick Henry in check, Denver escapes with their second win of the season in time for Kansas City.
I’m calling it 21-20. - Joe Rowles