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Fan Slant: Denver Broncos Poised To Embarrass Brock Osweiler On Monday Night Football

Fan Slant is a featured weekly column by Ray Roybal that takes the Fan’s perspective each week and breaks down the game, only as a Bronco fans can do! In each column, Ray will share his thoughts on the prior week’s game, the focus point for the game ahead, which group will prove to be the difference maker, who the game ball will go to, and a score prediction.

Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers [Recap]

Boy, was I wrong! I thought the Broncos would be laser-focused on a short week, despite being without their leader Gary Kubiak. The opposite happened, as we know, and I’m over it. I don’t want to get into all the details of the game, except that penalties and turnovers will destroy any team. Maybe this is what the Broncos needed deep down, and at the right time.

Having this happen 4-8 weeks from now would not be good. See, the thing I absolutely love about Coach Kubiak is that he doesn’t let this team get too high or too low. It’s a long season. 

Let’s learn from the last game and focus only on the game ahead. Now, if our small skid continues — it’s another story, and maybe a bigger change will be in store.

Houston Texans at Denver Broncos [Monday Night Football]

Brent Be Gone

Facing Brock "Brent" Osweiler and the Texans couldn’t come at a better time. Releasing our defense on a familiar face that many in the Broncos locker room feel betrayed them gives us a needed boost of purpose.

There is a lot to prove in this game. A few teams in the NFL are 4-2 or better (Denver and Houston included). Although some teams are trending up, some are trending down and some are just downright lucky to be there.

Regardless of the reason, this prime time game will reveal whether Brent was worth the money the Texans paid him this past March. 

Focus Point

Denver Defense

Osweiler holds the football way too long. The Broncos pass rush is the best in the NFL. Knowing this, Houston will attempt quick slants to DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller to open up the field.

The Denver defense will look to play straight up man-to-man coverage, which will allow the safeties to be ready for the deep ball. Expect a multitude of pressures, knockdowns and sacks.

Denver Offense

For the fourth week in a row, I'm telling you that the Broncos offense will look to get C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker in the mix early. One of these weeks, probability dictates I'll be right — and this week will be the one!

Houston’s passing defense is actually pretty good, ranking right behind Denver at No. 6. Their rushing defense is another story, ranking 29th in the league. Shoving the ball down Houston’s throat early will allow Trevor Siemian to attempt some deep balls to Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

Difference Makers

The offensive difference maker in the game will be Demaryius Thomas. He's due for a break-out game and this will be it. 

The defensive difference maker in the game will be Von Miller. In a prime time game, the new Broncos leader will prove to everyone watching that John Elway invested wisely in the offseason. Miller will embarrass Brent O. 

Game Ball

My game ball will go the Von! Expect him to tally 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble and five tackles.

Score Prediction

Denver 24, Houston 10

Bold Prediction

Demaryius Thomas has 150-plus yards receiving and two touchdowns. 

Ray Roybal is Mile High Huddle's Resident Bronco-holic. You can find him on Twitter @RoybalSportTalk.

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