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Denver Broncos: 4 bold predictions for Week 7 vs. Browns

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With the Denver Broncos matched up against the Cleveland Browns for Thursday Night Football, everyone will be on the edge of their seats to see how it plays out. We’ll be taking a look at the Broncos-Browns game with some predictions in mind.

After starting the season 3-0, the Broncos have lost three straight, making it a rough go for this franchise lately. They’ll hope to bounce back against a hobbled Browns team to get back ahead in the win column. To do that, the defense must come through for Denver.

Offensively, the Broncos have some solid weapons at their disposal. Javonte Williams continues to flash his talent sporadically, but we could see him turn it on against Cleveland on Thursday. Additionally, Noah Fant is playing like an elite tight end and should maintain consistency. Lastly, Courtland Sutton must contribute if Denver hopes to win this game. With that said, here are four bold Broncos Week 7 predictions against the Browns.

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Broncos Week 7 Predictions

4. Broncos defense completely shuts down the Browns

The number of injuries surmounting in Cleveland should work in Denver’s favor. Most of the star players either won’t be playing or will be entering the game on a short week. This is the perfect opportunity for the Broncos defense to step up and help the team earn its fourth win on the season.

3. Javonte Williams finally shows signs he deserves an expanded role

He’s still splitting carries with Melvin Gordon, but Javonte Williams producing nicely for the Broncos. Between the two, they have a solid one-two punch in the backfield. Even so, Javonte Williams has better big-play potential and could be in for a big night come Thursday.

Look for the Broncos to establish the run early and often in this matchup. Although the Browns will be lacking star power, it’s still in Denver’s best interest to maintain possession of the ball. Keep an eye on Javonte Williams, as he could prove to the coaching staff he deserves more opportunities.

2. Noah Fant records 2 touchdowns

With Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler both out of the lineup, Noah Fant has stepped his game this year. He’s been a top-two target for Teddy Bridgewater, and that likely won’t change even when Jeudy comes back. The Browns defense is still dangerous, so Fant will have to be at the top of his game for this matchup.

Bridgewater should consider throwing to Noah Fant as often as possible. He’s proving to be a mismatch nightmare for opposing defenses. Although Fant suffered a minor injury in Week 6, he should be ready on Thursday to help his team secure the victory.

1. Courtland Sutton erupts for 125+ receiving yards and 1 touchdown

Many want Jerry Jeudy to be the alpha receiver in Denver, but that role belongs to Courtland Sutton. He’s an incredibly talented wideout who can get open with ease. Sutton has bounced back nicely from his season-ending injury a year ago.

On Thursday night, we should see plenty of Courtland Sutton throughout the evening. There’s a real chance he torches the Browns for 125+ yards and a touchdown. If he can do that, the Broncos could pull away in the fourth quarter.