It’s Thursday Night Football! The Denver Broncos will be sporting the coolest color rush uniform of 2016 as they taken on the AFC West division rival San Diego Chargers. The Broncos have won nine of the last ten meetings, but this will be the first time the two teams have played since Peyton Manning road off into the sunset.
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Kickoff is set for Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 6:25 p.m. Mile High time at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
TV schedule and TV channels
The game will be broadcast on CBS with Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline).
NFL Game Pass offers live audio and re-airs after the game. SB Nation will be streaming the game from their website as will Twitter at tnf.twitter.com.
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.
Nationally, the game will be broadcast on WestwoodOne with Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) and James Lofton (color analyst).
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).
Spanish radio KNVR (1150 AM) will also broadcast the game with Javier Olivias (play-by-play) and Carlos Valdez (color analyst).
The Broncos opened just a 2.5 point favorite over the Chargers, but that has steadily risen to 3.5 points by Thursday. We will call that the Trevor Siemian, Donald Stephenson and Virgil Green effect.
On the final participation report it was revealed that Trevor Siemian is questionable for Thursday’s game, but Mike Klis of 9News has reported that he will start barring any setbacks to his ailing shoulder. Donald Stephenson and Virgil Green are also back at full strength this week.
Wade Phillips and the Broncos defense will be looking to get back on against the Chargers.
“I mean, we didn’t play our best game, obviously,” Phillips said of the short-week of preparation and the frustration of the previous game. “But some of the goals we had was to shut down the number one receiver that had 300 yards the week before and stop bootleg passes. We tried not to give up any big plays. Unfortunately we gave up big plays to the running backs. But they’d been scoring 38 points a game, too. We didn’t some good things in the game but we go on to the next game. Win or lose, we go on to the next game and this one comes quicker. We had to get ready to play quickly and we only watched just the things that we needed to correct on the film, and went on to San Diego.”
The Broncos should play angry in this one and also play inspired as Gary Kubiak will be watching from home recovering from a complex migraine condition. The Broncos are the better team and though the Chargers have played all five of their opponents tough this year, this will be the first team they will face that has been in the Top 10 in most peoples power rankings all year.
I think the Chargers find some early success as that has been the M.O. for this defense this season, but the Broncos will ultimately run away with this one.
Broncos 27, Chargers 10.