It's Peyton Manning vs. Adrian Peterson in a game featuring two of the NFL's biggest stars - but unlike Tom Brady and Manning, these two have hardly faced one another in their careers. Peterson's 2015 return sees him continuing his dominant self, while the Broncos defense look to take on their toughest task yet in a Vikings offense that can run the ball against just about anybody.
"We had better tackle well as a team," head coach Gary Kubiak said this week. "That's the biggest thing. It's going to be a team effort to find a way to get (Peterson) down. He's the best in the business, has been for a long time and we know that he's going to touch it. We had better have everybody rallying to the football."
The Denver Broncos take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4 NFL action. Here's how to watch the game.
Kickoff is set for Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:25 p.m. Mile High time.
TV schedule and TV channels
The game will air on Fox (KDVR-TV in Denver), with coverage across most of the nation. See the TV coverage broadcast map below for more details.
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Kevin Burkhardt will cover play-by-play while former Bronco John Lynch will provide color commentary. Pam Oliver will report from the sidelines.
Fox Sports GO will live stream the game, although you must have a subscription to a participating pay-TV provider to tune in, and you're restricted to the same geographic availability as TV viewers (you'll only be able to live stream the game, legally, if you're in the green above).
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.
WestwoodOne Sports will broadcast the game nationally. 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).
The big news is that Broncos starting left tackle Ty Sambrailo is out, which means right tackle Ryan Harris will swing over to left, and 2nd-year player Michael Schofield will start at right tackle. It will be Schofield's first NFL action.
""They're an excellent team from what you see on film," Manning said this week. "Obviously, we haven't played against them, but they jump out on film. I've been studying their defense. They're good at all three levels—right at the front, the linebackers and the secondary. They're playing well together, communicating a lot and just complementing their team, as well. They're not giving up many points and just playing really good football."
The Broncos are solid 6.5-point favorites at home against Minnesota.