The Denver Broncos enter Week 10 with full understanding that a lot has changed since they and the Kansas City Chiefs played in Week 2, which saw the Broncos fall behind on Thursday night only to complete a 4th-quarter comeback that would make John Elway proud. The Chiefs fell apart a little bit after that loss, then pulled things together over the month of October.
"They’ve been playing very well and they’ve had two weeks off to get ready to play," Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said this week. "The first time we played each other, there was a three-day preparation. From a schematic standpoint, it was a pretty vanilla game. I wouldn’t think that would be the case this time. They’ve had two weeks. They’ve lost some tough games on the road. You think about Minnesota, Cincinnati, Green Bay and then the game against us. They’re a good football team and we understand that. We’ll have to play better than we played the first time around."
Kickoff is set for Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:25 p.m. Mile High time (that's 4:25 p.m. EST).
TV schedule and TV channels
The game will air on CBS (KCNC-TV in Denver), and if you're in the BLUE, you're getting the Broncos game this weekend on CBS in your area (sorry half the country).
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Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Trent Green (color analyst), and Jamie Erdahl (sideline) will call the game.
Broncos defenders have chip on their shoulders
It would be easy to look past a 3-5 team. But when that 3-5 team is led by a competitive QB that handily beat you in the playoffs last year, you can be anything but complacent about the game.
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).
Peyton Manning is probable with soreness to his foot and a previously-undisclosed ailment involving his rib cage (his status was updated Saturday). Emmanuel Sanders will be a game-time decision with an ankle that kept him from practice all week.
DeMarcus Ware (back) is out, and Aqib Talib is suspended, meaning it's time for Shaquil Barrett and Bradley Roby to step up in starting roles.
"We got behind. We got down early," Peyton Manning said of the Broncos' and Chiefs' Week 2 game. "I guess we weren't quite as consistent. We were really good late in the first half. We had a couple of touchdowns and then obviously really good on that last drive in order to tie the game. That can be tough to win a game, especially on the road. We were able to and our defense, obviously, created a lot of turnovers to keep us in it. We're looking to be a little more consistent, playing more consistent football all four quarters of the game. The same as last week—we were good in the second half, not quite as good in the first half. We did some things that kept us from having a chance to have some drives in the first half—just couldn't quite sustain them. [They are] things that we definitely can fix."
The Broncos are favorites by a touchdown against the Chiefs.