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Broncos-Chargers Week 6 to be streamed live on Twitter

Our Oct. 13 game against the Chargers on Thursday Night Football will be one of 10 games the NFL is broadcasting live on Twitter in addition to the NFL Network. For out-of-market fans and non NFLN subscribers, this is a great thing.

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The Denver Broncos will travel to "Mile High West" to play the San Diego Chargers on Thursday Night Football in Week 6 this fall, and it will be one of the 10 games featured in the NFL's deal with Twitter.

The Oct. 13 Broncos-Chargers game will be broadcast live on NFL Network and for those in the Denver market, it will also be available on CBS. But now it will also be streamed live on Twitter for any out-of-market, non NFLN-subscribing fans.

It isn't known exactly what the Twitter streaming experience will look like, but we may have gotten a sneak peek thanks to Twitter's live coverage of Wimbledon 2016 this week (which is pretty cool, except Live @ Wimbledon is highlights and news only, no actual Federer v. Raonic, for example).

Let's hope the NFL version is a little more exciting (because we already get way too much of the talking heads!)

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For fans out of the Denver TV market, this eventually could alleviate all the scavenging the Darknet for illegal streams, or hoping a regular game is billed the network's national broadcast (and let's face it, without Peyton Manning, our national media draw just might not make the cut the way it has the last four years -€” even with that killer defense).

Don't worry, you do not need to have a Twitter account to watch the live stream because it will be available on an event-specific Twitter.com page anyone can access via browser or phone.

Check out how Twitter is currently live-streaming Day 11 of Wimbledon to get an idea.

This social media experiment could lead to bigger and better things with the NFL streaming every game, possibly allowing viewers to pay for the right to watch whatever games (similar to MLB.TV online) rather than pay a ridiculous DirecTV annual sum to watch a dozen or so games (oh, do I sound bitter?)

As an East Coast resident constantly scavenging for Broncos games, I'm personally looking forward to this experiment.