The Denver Broncos (3-1) will host the struggling New York Giants (0-5) who are not only winless, but have lost all of their best wide receivers along with a slew of other starters for this game.
They are a team on the ropes, but can the Broncos deliver the knock-out punch?
Kickoff is set for Sunday, October 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Mile High time at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado.
TV schedule and TV channels
The game will air on nationally on NBC with Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color analyst), and Michele Tafoya (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).
For more information about streaming Broncos games, check out our comprehensive online streaming guide.
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).
The Broncos opened 9-point favorites over the Giants, but that line has since moved to 12-points. If you’ve been a Bronco fan for a long time, you won’t need me to tell you how well they do as heavy favorites. It would be nice to see them not play down to the level of their competition for a change, though.
C.J. Anderson is feeling the heat of the resurgence of Jamaal Charles behind him on the depth chart, but he knows where his talent lies and that is in breaking tackles for big chunks of yardage.
“Personally, just more break-tackles, really. I want to spring more runs. I’m still working on some speed techniques. I’m trying to get some speed techniques from Jamaal so those big runs don’t have to be 40-yard runs, but 60-yard touchdowns. That’s something that I’m working on.”
The Broncos have red zone issue and can’t seem to convert a third down in the fourth quarter. Both equal field goals and miss opportunities. In the NFL that leads either to a tight game or a blowout loss. Against the lowly Giants, it is probably going to be a tight game.
Of course, I’ll be pulling for these issues to suddenly be resolved and the Broncos completely obliterate the Giants on Sunday Night Football.
Prediction: Broncos 23, Giants 17