Reason #2: Broncos will struggle generate a pass rush
Opposing defenses will face a tough challenge generating a pass rush against the Vikings in any game for the remainder of the season. Kevin O'Connell's game plan optimizes the positions of both skilled players and offensive linemen, aided by the presence of exceptional left and right tackles.
Even in O'Connell's scheme, quarterbacks are expected to release the ball quickly, which benefits the offensive lineman.
Nik Bonitto is currently leading the Broncos in sacks with 5 1/2 this year. However, the upcoming match-up with Brian, O'Neill, and Christian Darrisaw does not seem to favor the former Oklahoma sooner.
To be able to be effective in this game, the Broncos will need to catch the Viking's offensive line on a bad night. Most teams will possibly follow the ideas of Saints' head coach Dennis Allen, who put a spy on Dobbs in the second half of last week's game, limiting his ability to move outside the pocket.
Kevin O'Connell, on the other hand, will have a game plan to counteract that. Without any pass rush, the Viking's offensive weapons should feast in this game, making it a great opportunity for Justin Jefferson to come back and pick up where he left off before his injury.