The Denver Broncos (3-2) have lost two of their last three games, while the Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) have won two straight. With an anemic offense, the Broncos could be in trouble as they play the first of three consecutive road games.
After the Chargers, Denver will face three playoff-caliber teams in the Kansas City Chiefs, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the New England Patriots. That will be quite the gauntlet, which makes this game all the more important if they wish to keep their playoff hopes alive into the second half of the season.
Kickoff is set for Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:25 p.m. Mile High time at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
TV schedule and TV channels
The crew for CBS that will cover this game will be Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (color analyst), and Amanda Balionis (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) and Carlos Valdez (color analyst).
The Broncos opened favorites, but after suffering a humiliating home loss to the previously 0-5 New York Giants the line took a big hit. By mid-week Denver was 1.5-point underdogs to the Chargers. However, the defense likely brought sanity back to the spread as the Broncos are now 1-point favorites heading into today’s games.
We at Mile High Report really covered the negative this past week. A heavy dose of reality was needed and many of us hoped the players themselves would hear this “noise”. We don’t know if Ronald Leary heard, but he is one offensive player that will come into this game angry.
“None of the guys are satisfied,” Leary said of the offensive mentality heading into Week 7. “We know we haven’t put our best foot forward in the last couple games on offense. We know that. The biggest thing is knowing that you can do better. The biggest thing is they are all mistakes that we can clean up. It’s all stuff that we’re doing wrong. We’ve been working hard, studying film and trying to correct those errors to put up a better performance on Sunday.”
The Broncos are filled with championship players. Guys who have the pride that winning a championship comes with. Guys that feel the dissatisfaction of losing to a winless football team.
Frankly, I think the defense comes out and completely dominates this game and the offense executes well enough to put up enough to points to make this game a comfortable win.
Prediction: Broncos 34, Chargers 16