The Denver Broncos are looking to get back over the .500 mark on the season when they take on the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football. The Colts are desperate to get a victory, so the Broncos will have to come out ready to perform.
Thus far this season, the defense has bailed the offense out on more than one occasion. Denver’s defense has been playing at an elite level, ranking fifth in points allowed and fourth in yards allowed. The offense has been on the opposite end of the spectrum.
They have struggled to move the ball consistently, as they are 21st in yards gained. That has led to the Broncos currently having the third-lowest point total in the league, as they are 30th with only 66 points for. They have actually been outscored this season despite being 2-2.
Russell Wilson’s transition to Nathaniel Hackett’s offense has not been a smooth one. He has looked lost at times as the Broncos have a below-average passing offense thus far.
However, more could be put on his plate starting this week. With the injury to starting running back Javonte Williams, who tore his ACL in Week 4, there will be a little more pressure on Wilson to carry the offense.
While it has been a struggle overall, one NFL scout that talked to NFL Analysis Network believes that is going to change. The adjustments will start this week against the Colts, as the scout is expecting a blowout victory for Denver.
“We’ve heard how bad the Broncos are, but they simply aren’t. Tonight is the night they get on track. I’m expecting Russell (Wilson) to completely dominate tonight and lead a 17-plus point victory over the Colts.”
That is certainly a bold prediction, but the Colts are ripe for the picking. They are going to be without star running back Jonathan Taylor and they have struggled mightily on offense, presenting a great chance for the Broncos’ defense to shine.
Wilson will likely be asked to throw the ball a little more without Williams in the lineup and that is something that should bode well for the offense. With Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler all healthy, the passing offense should get going this week in prime time.