The Denver Broncos (2-0) will have their first tough road test of the 2016 regular season as they travel to face the Cincinnati Bengals (1-1). This will be a huge test for Trevor Siemian as well for the Bengals play really good pass defense.
On the other side, the Broncos defense should be able to keep the game close as Andy Dalton is not quite on the same level as the first two quarterbacks that were frustrated by this unit in Week’s 1 and 2.
Kickoff is set for Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
TV schedule and TV channels
The game will be broadcast on CBS with Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (color analyst) and Evan Washburn (sideline reporting).
If you are in the RED below, you’ll get the game there. If you are not in the red, 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 Sports USA Radio with Larry Kahn (play-by-play), Mark Carrier (color analyst) and Troy West (sideline reporting).
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 are three-point underdogs to the Bengals on the road. Since the home team gets three points, this means Vegas feels either team could win. That is probably fairly accurate.
The latest participation report shows Virgil Green to be a game-time decision, while both Donald Stephenson and DeMarcus Ware are not likely to play. For the Bengals, only guard Eric Winston and wide receiver James Wright missed practice on Thursday.
Demaryius Thomas was not quiet about what the Broncos need to do on offense.
I think there’s a lot more opportunities on the field than what we got at the end of the game,” Thomas said on Wednesday. “I think the [bigger] frustration is that we can be a better offense than what we’ve put out so far. We’ve been in the red zone maybe three or four times and we haven’t been able to get a touchdown. We’ve had three turnovers in two games. I think that will come to haunt you at the end. Basically, I think it’s just trying to be a better offense. We’ve got one of the best defenses in the game, if not the best. They talk about the defense, there’s no problem with that. They think it’s the reason we won last year. I want to be a better offense. I think it’s better for this team because if we get our offense better we’ll be a totally better team.
I can’t pick against the Broncos here, but if Siemian struggles against the press-man coverage the Bengals like to run then the offense could be in for some trouble in this one.
The defense will come up big against Dalton, but it may come down to the wire again this week.
Broncos 17, Bengals 16.