All eyes will be on Paxton Lynch as he gets the entire game to continue is fast tracked development as the Denver Broncos future starting quarterback. There are some other position battles going on, especially at running back.
For the Arizona Cardinals, this game is kind of meaningless. They know what their team is and will be using this final preseason game to determine the backend of their roster for Saturday’s final cut deadline.
The game is set to kickoff at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Thursday, September 1st at 7:30 p.m. Mile High time (9:30 p.m. Eastern time).
TV schedule and TV channels
The game will air locally on KTVD in Denver. Ron Zappolo will do the play-by-play, along with John Lynch as analyst and Rod Mackey on the sideline.
NFL Game Pass offers live audio and re-airs after the game. During preseason, Game Pass will also broadcast games live.
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).
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).
You won’t see any starters out there in this game. Lynch is the big name being the Broncos first round draft pick. Everyone else on the field will be second or third string.
Lynch is excited to get more playing time.
“I’m really excited. I’ve been coming into the second half for all of the other games so I’ve kind of been sitting around and it takes me a while to get going. It’s going to feel good getting warmed up and being able to go out there and play right away.”
The Broncos and Cardinals are familiar foes in the preseason with 24 meetings all-time. The Broncos own a 16-8 advantage in the win/loss category, but the Cardinals have won three of the last four. With Lynch starting the entire game, I have to think he’ll outshine the Cardinals backup quarterbacks for the meaningless win here.