The Denver Broncos (2-1) and Oakland Raiders (2-1) will be desperate for a win on Sunday as the loser could fall a full two games behind the Kansas City Chiefs this week. That’s a big hole this early in the season.
Denver will play their third home game already, so losing this game really isn’t an option as the road gets significantly tougher from here on out.
Kickoff is set for Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:25 p.m. Mile High time at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado.
TV schedule and TV channels
The game will air on CBS in Denver, Colorado and around most of the nation with Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (color analyst), Tracy Wolfson and Jay Feely (sideline reporting).
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).
Colorado can listen on KOA (850 AM/94.1 FM) or The Fox (103.5 FM) with Dave Logan (play-by-play), Rick Lewis (color analyst) and Tyler Polumbus (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).
Don’t worry, Aqib Talib won’t be targeting Michael Crabtree’s chain even if “crab boy” plays on Sunday.
“I’m not worried about ‘Crab boy’s’ chain,” Talib said of Crabtree. “I’m not worried about any of that. I’m worried about what routes these guys are running, what concepts these guys are running and stuff like that. So that’s the last thing I’m worried about.”
Division games are always tough. There is a chance the Broncos could break the game open, but more likely the Raiders will play this game tight and Denver will hold on for a one-score victory.
Denver is better than people around the country think, while the Raiders - specifically their defense - is not.
Prediction: Broncos 23, Raiders 16