The Denver Broncos (5-0) will host the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) this weekend. Courtesy of 506Sports.com, we have a handy-dandy broadcast map to let you know if the game will be televised on your local CBS stations.
If you are in the GREEN, you will get this weekend's game. If you are not in the green, you can always go with DirecTV or a sports bar.
Coming into the game, the Broncos have been (depending on who you ask) 27- and 28-point favorites over the Jaguars. Both of those spreads (again, depending on who you ask) represent all-time highs for NFL spreads. The last time Vegas oddsmakers had such a large spread was in 1976, when the Pittsburgh Steelers were 27-point favorites over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Steelers won that game 42-0 and many are projecting Denver to also blanket Jacksonville this weekend, but quarterback Peyton Manning isn't letting his teammates take the game lightly.
"[The spread is] completely irrelevant to me. We’re playing a good NFL football team. I don’t look at anything besides what I see on the tape. On defense I see a team that’s stingy in the red zone," Manning said after practice earlier this week.
With nothing to lose, the Jaguars will be looking to play the spoiler role on Sunday.
"Certainly it’s a team with a lot of pride," Manning noted. "It’s about what are you doing each week. What you did last week. What you did last week, the week before, it really is irrelevant. It’s about this week."
That doesn't mean we can't talk about spreads—and you can bet good money that CBS will, too.
Throwing some extra color into the commentary booth, CBS will have Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe joining Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts on Sunday. According to this week's press release, Sharpe and Fouts will be providing color commentary with Eagle handling play-by-play duties.
Former Colorado Rockies firstbaseman Todd Helton, who retired following a 17-year career last month, will serve as an honorary captain for Denver for the coin toss. Before being drafted by the Rockies in 1995, Helton played football with Manning at the University of Tennessee.
The Broncos are 3-5 all-time against the Jaguars with a current three-game losing streak in the series. The last time the two teams faced off in the playoffs was in 1997, when Denver won, 42-17. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. MT on CBS.