The undefeated Denver Broncos (3-0) will have another east coast road game in a row against the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-2). The Bucs will be without Doug Martin again this week, so their success will likely fall on the arm of Jameis Winston.
Trevor Siemian and the Broncos offense really only needs to put up over twenty points on any given Sunday and the team will likely come out with a win. That will be the goal again this week.
Kickoff is set for Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:05 p.m. Mile High time. at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
TV schedule and TV channels
The game will be broadcast on CBS with Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Solomon Wilcots (color analyst).
If you are in the GREEN below, you’ll get the game there. If you are not in the red, then you live in a very unfortunate location this week.
If you are in the GREEN, you'll get the Denver Broncos - Tampa Bay Buccaneers games on CBS this weekend. https://t.co/evEUA48VY5— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) September 29, 2016
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 John Sadak (play-by-play) and Jason Taylor (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 are favored by three in this game. The line on this game feels shady as even though 90% of the money has been going towards the Broncos, the line has not budged at all. Meanwhile, the sharp money is going the Buccaneers way. Never a good sign for the team the public is hitting hard.
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 Buccaneers, the only change in participation from their five is from center Joe Hawley who was limited on Thursday.
In case you missed it, both Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas admit to being divas.
“Hey, one thing, I don’t mind being a diva. I am a diva (laughing),” Emmanuel Sanders said. “I am a diva. I like winning ball games, I like catching passes. Every wide receiver in the world likes to catch passes; every wide receiver in the world likes to put up points. After that game when the defense scored two touchdowns and you’re looking and [CB Aqib] Talib has more touchdowns and the defense is holding us down, we’re looking at ourselves and saying offensively that we have to step it up. After every game you see the past two games, you go in and you see on the big board, you see a defensive player up there and it’s like, ‘What’s going on?’ This is a ‘defensive-led team,’ no, this is a team. We have to pick up our slack, we have to do better on offense and that’s what we’re saying and that’s what we did last week. The defense wasn’t on the field at the end of the game and we’re praying like, ‘Please make a stop.’ We set our objectives and saying, ‘We’re in control of this, we’re going to go out and make the plays and I think that’s what makes this team so unique and so special because we have guys on the offense that want to step up and don’t depend on other people. I think it’s OK for that.”
Despite the shady odds, I still think the Broncos win this game and I am changing my mind from Thursday’s NFL Picks by saying the Broncos will cover the spread. The sharp money in Vegas may think it’s onto something, but just when you think the Broncos may stumble ... they don’t.
I am doubtful we’ll see Siemian put up another four touchdown game, but he and that offense will do enough to win.
Broncos 24, Buccaneers 16.