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A brief Q&A session with Tim Lynch from Mile High Report to preview Sunday’s Texans-Broncos game.

Denver Broncos v Arizona Cardinals
The Broncos drafted a future superstar with the 5th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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I had the chance to speak with Tim Lynch from Mile High Report to ask some questions and concerns I had about his Denver Broncos as they host the Texans on Sunday.

Denver Broncos v Arizona Cardinals
The MVP of Super Bowl 50 is still playing at an elite level.
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What impact has Von Miller had on young stud Bradley Chubb so far? What about the rookie has impressed you the most as we hit the midway point of the season?

Tim: Von has taken on a DeMarcus Ware-like role with Chubb. The two have great chemistry already, combining for 15 total sacks in eight games. Chubb had himself a fantastic October after starting out a bit slow early in the season by winning the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month Award. I think in a year or two, Miller will still be elite with Chubb hitting his peak. That’s when I would expect them to really terrorize the league, but so far so good.

Now that Demaryius Thomas is gone, how excited should Broncos fans be about Courtland Sutton going forward and why?

Tim: Remember the name Courtland Sutton. Pick him up in your fantasy leagues. His timing to hit the high point to catch the ball is amazing. Add that to some incredible hands and you have a player who looks like he is going to be a superstar in this league. Thomas was a great Bronco for nine years and will end up in the Broncos’ Ring of Fame, but he is not the Thomas he once was and he was taking reps away from a rookie who is on the verge of breaking out. It was a good business decision, but most of us fans will miss Thomas as he was a great presence in that locker room.

Do you think that Case Keenum can thrive like he did last season in Minnesota if the organization puts the right pieces around him? Or do you think Elway needs to continue searching for a quarterback through the draft?

Tim: The search for a quarterback is on. However, we’ve also got to live in this moment. I am sure Case Keenum could be a fine quarterback with proper playcalling and such, but I’ve been left disappointed by Bill Musgrave and his inability to clone the style of playcalling that led to Keenum’s success in Minnesota. Instead, he sticks to the kind of playcalling that Keenum has historically struggled in, which would be straight shotgun type formation where Keenum must stand in the pocket and make a decision. Keenum’s best pass ratings comes from play action and/or moving out of the pocket, neither of which has been a significant factor in the plays Musgrave has called.

Several articles have come out on various sources discussing whether Vance Joseph should be on the hot seat. Do you believe the Broncos might need a culture change or should he have a longer leash?

Tim: With Hue Jackson out in Cleveland, there is no seat hotter than Vance Joseph’s. The Broncos would need to rebound and make a playoff run to save Joseph’s job at this point. Even a 5-3 finish to a .500 record won’t save him, I don’t think. The players who have a ring on this roster are pretty much fed up with losing.

What is your prediction for Sunday’s matchup? Who wins, what is the score, and who shines?

Tim: The Broncos cannot seem to beat good football teams, and I view the Houston Texans as a good football team. I think Denver will figure out a way to lose another close, frustrating game.

Denver Broncos v Kansas City Chiefs
Case Keenum will be looking to bring his team back out of a 3-5 hole on Sunday.
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What’s your prediction for Sunday’s game?

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Who will win Sunday’s matchup?

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  • 15%
    Texans in a blowout.
    (62 votes)
  • 69%
    Texans in a close one.
    (285 votes)
  • 2%
    Broncos in a blowout.
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  • 12%
    Broncos in a close one.
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