A week of joint practices between the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans has led to "chippiness" and heightened tension heading into their Week 3 preseason contest. Whether it's J.J. Watt commenting that a player only needs to fight when he gets beat, or Peyton Manning saying the offense "stunk," there's added interest to see how these two teams play one another this week.
Manning and several coaches have indicated that the extended practice time against a different team may impact playing time, so we may not see Manning for the full two-plus quarters we are used to seeing him
Kickoff for the game is set for Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 7:07 p.m. Mile High time. TV coverage begins at 7:00 p.m.
Why 7:07, you ask? You're not a Broncos fan, are you?
The game will be broadcast in the "local" markets below (via 506sports.com). The Broncos broadcast will feature Ron Zappolo and John Lynch.
|Texans broadcasts||Broncos broadcasts|
KTRK (ABC/13 - Houston)
KSAT (ABC/12 - San Antonio)
KVUE (ABC/24 - Austin)
KUIL (My/12.5 - Beaumont TX)
KETK (NBC/56 - Tyler TX)
KCEN (NBC/6 - Waco TX)
KAGS (NBC/23 - Bryan TX)
KFXV (FOX/2 - Harlingen TX)
KXOF (FOX/39 - Laredo TX)
KIDY (FOX/6 - San Angelo TX)
KPEJ (FOX/24 - Odessa TX) [TD]
KTSM (NBC/9 - El Paso)
WNTZ (FOX/49 - Alexandria LA)
KTVD (My/20 - Denver)
KKTV (CBS/11 - Colorado Springs)
KKCO (NBC/11 - Grand Junction CO)
KMYU (My/12 - Salt Lake City)
KTNV (ABC/13 - Las Vegas) [TD]
KWBQ (CW/19 - Albuquerque)
KLWY (FOX/27 - Cheyenne WY)
KTWO (ABC/2 - Casper WY)
KTVQ (CBS/2 - Billings MT)
KXLF (CBS/4 - Butte MT)
KRTV (CBS/3 - Great Falls MT)
KXLH (CBS/9 - Helena MT)
KPAX (CBS/8 - Missoula MT)
KFVE (My/5 - Honolulu)
One of the Fox Sports Southwest HD alternate channels is also airing the game live, though these are usually restricted by market. DirecTV shows it on channel 676-1. Cox, Dish, and other providers should search for "Broncos". No guarantees this will air live in your area though!
NFL Network schedule
NFL network will re-air the game three times following Saturday's live action. Best set your DVR now!
- Sunday, August 24, 1:00 a.m. MDT
- Sunday, August 24, 8:00 a.m. MDT
- Wednesday, August 27, 6:00 p.m. MDT
The NFL Preseason Live package is $14.99 and covers all preseason games, including on-demand re-airs.
Broncos: Wide receivers Emmanual Sanders (quad) and Wes Welker (personal/excused) are questionable, along with linebacker Von Miller (knee). Full injury report.
Texans: Jadeveon Clowney missed some of practice this week with an apparent head injury. Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, Brian Cushing, and Johnathan Joseph are all questionable. Full injury report.
Follow it live
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The Bronco are 7-point favorites against the Texans at home.
Who you most looking forward to seeing?
I'm looking forward to Brock Osweiler hopefully getting first-team reps, along with how this offensive line handles Watt and company. What about you?