The Cleveland Browns (2-3) welcome the Denver Broncos (5-0) to town this weekend, hungry to end a 25-year winless drought against their once-AFC rivals. The Browns are surging after an overtime victory against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5 that saw Josh McCown break Cleveland franchise records in passing yards (457) and consecutive 300-yard games (three), while the Broncos are enjoying a 5-0 record despite serious questions on offense.
Kickoff at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland is set for Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time (that's 1:00 p.m. local Eastern time).
TV schedule and TV channels
The game will air on CBS (KCNC-TV in Denver), and if you're in the RED, you're getting the Broncos game this weekend in your area.
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Ian Eagle will cover play-by-play with Dan Fouts on color commentary and Evan Washburn reporting from the sideline.
Trevathan, Marshall big keys for Denver's defense
The sacks and the takeaways are always in the mix for this Broncos defense, but containing the Browns' big plays in the middle will largely fall to inside linebackers Danny Trevathan and Brandon Marshall - two of the best in the league right now.
NFL Game Pass offers live audio and re-airs after the game.
DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket has expanded its online streaming service. Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app (subscription required, and usual TV blackout rules apply even online).
For more information about streaming Broncos games, check out our comprehensive online streaming guide.
Colorado can listen on KOA (850 AM) or The Fox (133.5 FM) with Dave Logan (play-by-play), Ed McCaffrey (color analyst) and Andy Lindahl (sideline reporting).
Linebacker DeMarcus Ware and offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo are out, with Shaquill Barrett and the duo of Ryan Harris and Tyler Polumbus to play in their respective stead.
"I thought I'd be able to be a real good special teams player this year and be able to contribute that way. Defensively, I didn't think I would be able to get as many snaps as I've been getting," Barrett said. "I've just been getting them, trying to run with them and take advantage of my opportunity."
"I think he's very comfortable in what they're doing," Gary Kubiak said of Browns QB Josh McCown. "He's very smart. He's been playing forever. He's been studying forever and all of a sudden he's gotten a chance over the past few years to really show what he can do. I think he's got some weapons to work with. They're probably the best week we've played up front. They do a good job of protecting him and doing some of those things. I just think he's probably playing with as much confidence as he's played with in his career. That makes it tougher for us, but we understand that."
The Broncos are 4-point favorites on the road against the Browns.