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Published on 09/19/2010 at Sun Sep 19 06:27.
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Jabar Gaffney celebrates after scoring a touchdown last weekend. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jabar Gaffney celebrates after scoring a touchdown last weekend. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Wow! Couldn’t have been more off last week, but who can predict two Ryan McBeans, one Correll Buckhalter and some interesting Winks. Not me, that’s for sure. I came up a little short on my 28-10 (Broncos) prediction last week, but there was at least one of you who got it correct in the comments section.

However, I was on point with my August prediction that Tim Tebow would play in the game against Jacksonville (three for three on my bold predictions). It’s growing pains with him, don’t think that Denver would have those same results in a year or two with the same play with Tebow. McDaniels just has to figure out which situation it works in.

Might I suggest letting Tebow play pure quarterback and then allowing a decision on running from that position, instead of just a pure run call?

(Predictions after the jump).

Ian’s Prediction:

The Seattle Seahawks surprised the heck out of the San Francisco 49ers last week; came in and just smacked the 49ers in the mouth. One thing Pete Carrol is good at is starting a season, he’s won every season opener that I can remember. There aren’t a whole lot of all stars on the roster though, but savvy veterans and talented younger players, along with a couple players where it’s difficult to call either way (Mike Williams).

Justin Forsett should have a decent day, but look for the Broncos secondary to keep Matt Hasselbeck humble. Think Denver can actually apply pressure today and they’ll have to.

Here’s the deal though and what’s on the line, since 1990 only 9 teams have started the season 0-2 and made the playoffs (I’m willing to bet the San Diego Chargers were at least six of those). This Broncos team and offense is too big to fail, the team’s best defense has to be its best offense. Points have to flow, the Broncos need Kyle Orton to stay as proficient as he has been with a large push for some kind of points on every drive.

That being said, the obvious glaring hole is the special teams; if Denver doesn’t fix it today, it’s only going to get worse. The special teams cannot back the defense into such a corner, Perrish Cox cannot be making the tackles on special teams and if you see him making the tackle that means the Seahawks are getting far too many yards on their returns.

The most interesting thing to me this game will be to see how the Broncos handle having so many options to throw to on offense. There are just too many good receivers in Denver with Demaryius Thomas getting healthy.

Broncos win: 27-17

  • roshon2411

    Broncos win 27-24 with a wild finish similar to Dallas game last year

  • SoCalHawks

    Forsett is a 3rd year back(1st year starter even though he out played Jones all last year). By the way N.E. started 0-2 and won the Super Bowl. Seattles pass rush(clemons, and big red) will throw off Ortons game, and the meat Seattle has on the D line will stuff the run again. Seattle will have a kick return TD today and the deffense will force at least 2 turn overs. Seattle is coming full speed ahead and will catch Denver on the blind side(so to speak). Seattle wins by more then 10 if their patch work O line holds for the game and they win the turnover battle. 34-17 Seattle

  • Rbschaeffer22

    Im not signed up on BT, but i check the site once a day. Great read, and great job reporting stories. Anyways, I believe Tebow will some day take over the starting, but to be used as just a player on the field. What do you guys think?

  • Rbschaeffer22

    will not*

  • D. Webb

    Tebow to Thomas for a 40 yard plus score. they have been practicing it all week lol! 31-10 Broncos. Tebow atleast 1 td passing.

  • SoCalHawks

    lol, you are thinking you are playing the Seahawks defense of old. These guys are good, very good, and are more than ready for tebow. You cant run on us and our backfield will play with anybody. You might get a 40 yards pass, but not from tebow buddy.

  • areferee


    Even those who predicted we would drop the opener weren't sure why, in advance. No one will hold you to that prediction, under the circumstances. I fear it will be that way for almost EVERY game…hard to predict.

    If you took out the reference to Pete Carroll in the first paragraph of this week's prediction, it could be the Broncos. Some veterans with young talent. Therein lies the conundrum.

    Keep 'em BOLD and keep 'em coming. See you after the win.

  • Fgdfhfggf

    justin forsett not a rookie.

  • MeOMy

    I'm sticking to my prediction Denver 24 Seattle 3.

  • Ian Henson

    Three teams have gone 0-2 and won the super bowl.

  • Ian Henson

    Agree, your defense is very good. Think people may be excited about our offense, because of Josh McDaniels offensive play calling potential.

  • SoCalHawks

    Yes your right about that, I like the broncos also. I am just keeping the faith that Seattle can (for once) take this show on the road. Which I believe they can and they will this week. Good luck 2 us both!

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  • vince_marine

    Pretty close Ian….31-14. Not bad!

  • vince_marine

    Pretty close Ian….31-14. Not bad!