The Denver Broncos (5-2) are going to get a chance for redemption against the San Diego Chargers (3-4) just two removed from a Thursday Night Football road defeat.
This is an important division game here, as all three road division games in 2016 are in prime time. That means the Broncos must win every home game and hopefully steal one of the two remaining road division games down the stretch.
Kickoff is set for Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:05 p.m. Mile High time at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado.
TV schedule and TV channels
The game will be broadcast on CBS with Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Trent Green (color analyst) and Jamie Erdahl (sideline reporting).
If you are in the BLUE below, you’ll get the game there. If you are not in the blue, then you live in a very unfortunate location this week.
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).
Nationally, the game will be broadcast on WestwoodOne with Kevin Lee (play-by-play) and Tony Boselli (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),Carlos Valdez (color analyst) and Hector Salazar (sideline reporting).
The big news this week was losing C.J. Anderson for at least eight weeks, but possibly the rest of the season. Outside of him, four big names are questionable for this game in Brandon Marshall, Aqib Talib, DeMarcus Ware and Matt Paradis. Hopefully the Broncos will get most of those guys ready for Sunday.
Von Miller thinks energy is what separates a good game like they had against the Houston Texans last week and the one they fell short on against the Chargers a week prior to that.
“I think it’s just energy,” Miller said of starting fast. “Whenever you get to the National Football League, we’re all pros. We’re all grown men. We all know our job, we all know what is expected out of us and we all know our rolls. It’s just energy. I feel like coming out there with a type of energy that we know that we can have and the type of energy that we know we can bring and play the type of football that we’ve been playing for two-plus years now. If we can go out there and do that, we’ll be alright.”
According the numberFire, the Broncos have a 68.5% probability of winning this game. That actually sounds about right. The Broncos are playing at home with the loss to the Chargers still fresh on their minds. This one is going to be a tough go for Philip Rivers.
The big question is whether or not Trevor Siemian can overcome what the Chargers defense did to him in the previous matchup. They squatted on those short routes to his left side and dared him to throw right or deep.
Frankly, the difference maker will be Gary Kubiak, who will coach Siemian up in the game and we should see Siemian attack the Chargers game plan in ways he wasn’t coached up to do two weeks ago.
Prediction: Broncos 24, Chargers 16.