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Broncos Lions TV schedule, game time, online stream, and more

Game time! The Denver Broncos take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday Night Football on NBC in 2015, and you can stream the game online live or watch on TV nationwide. Kickoff's on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Mile High time.

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I've been waiting all week for Sunday Night! The Denver Broncos take on the Detroit Lions in Week 3 of the 2015 NFL season in a clash of playoff contenders a year ago. However, neither team has looked as fierce in 2015 as they did in 2014 - the Broncos have scraped by to reach 2-0 (although the defense has been impressive), while the Lions have stumbled out of the gates to an 0-2 start. Kickoff at  Ford Field in Detroit is set for Sunday, September 27th at 8:30 p.m. EDT (6:30 p.m. Mile High time).

NBC offers free, live online streaming of Sunday Night Football.

Game time

Kickoff is set for Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Mile High time (that's 8:30 p.m. Eastern).

TV schedule and TV channels

The game will air nationally on Sunday Night Football on NBC (KUSA-TV in Denver). TV coverage begins 90 minutes before kickoff.

Al Michaels will cover play-by-play, Cris Collinsworth will provide color analysis, and Michele Tafoya will report from the sidelines.

Online streaming

NBC offers free, live online streaming of Sunday Night Football.

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).

Injury Report

Peyton Manning's been on the injury report for two weeks due to his old-man parts (back), but he's just fine. For the Lions, defensive end Ezekial Ansah is probable. Full injury report here.


"I know he's having a tough year," Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said of Lions QB Matthew Stafford. "He's only ninth in the league in passing with 266 yards a game. He's only been sacked twice. Only two quarterbacks have more touchdown passes than he does. One of them is [Packers QB Aaron] Rodgers and the other one is [Patriots QB Tom] Brady, so I hope we don't face too many quarterbacks that are having a bad year like that. ... He's going to win games for you. It's going to be a real challenge for us. I know he's tough because I saw him one game with a broken shoulder beating another team. Obviously, we expect him to play and I expect him to play well. He's a heck of a quarterback.

"I don't know why people are saying, 'Hey, he's having a tough year.' I'd like to have a tough year like that. I think if they were 2-0 instead of 0-2, people would be saying, 'Hey, wow, he's only been sacked twice, thrown four touchdown passes, he's done all of those things.' It's all how you look at it, but I'm looking at it on film. The guy can throw the football. He buys time. When he doesn't throw it quick and accurate, he buys time and he's got some big time receivers, too. It will be a real challenge there."


The Broncos are 2.5-point favorites on the road vs. the Lions.