It's the Denver Broncos' preseason home opener - the first game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in 2015, as the Broncos offense looks to bounce back from a rough Week 2 of the preseason and Denver's defense looks to continue its dominance. The Broncos will be facing the San Franciso 49ers in Week 3, against whom they enjoyed a week of joint practices, with starting quarterback Peyton Manning expected to play a full half in what is likely his last action until Denver's regular season kickoff in September.
Manning, Gary Kubiak and the Broncos will face Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers in Week 3 preseason action. Here's how to watch the game.
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time (7:00 p.m. Mile High time)
In Denver, the game will air on Channel 20. The other following local markets will receive live coverage for the game.
For the Broncos broadcast, Ron Zappolo will cover play-by-play, John Lynch will provide color commentary, and Rod Mackey reporting from the sidelines.
TV schedule - NFL Network re-airs
The NFL Network will air the game nationwide at midnight Eastern/10:00 p.m. Mile High time. For those in live TV areas, that means you can rewatch the game just as it's wrapping up live! For those outside of TV coverage areas, you don't have to wait too long to see the action for yourself.
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 Denver Broncos are expected to enjoy the full starting contingent of their defense for the first team in 2015 as Danny Trevathan has been cleared to play. On offense, Emmanuel Sanders has been limited in practice with a hamstring injury; expect the Broncos to take it nice and slow with Sanders and sit him out again.
"Obviously, we only played 20-something snaps the other night, four series," Peyton Manning said, referring to Denver's Week 2 preseason game. "If we do get to play a little bit more, obviously, it’d be nice to work on that chemistry as a unit and be able to move the ball, convert some third downs and obviously try to find a way to get into the end zone. I think that those are the main things that we’re trying to accomplish and no matter how long you play, you want to be able to do that. Obviously, if you get to play a little bit longer, it can allow you, hopefully, to get into a little bit of a rhythm where you can maybe do some things."