The Denver Broncos (3-8) are completely out of contention, but are turning to Trevor Siemian to try to ensure their high draft pick turns into a mid-round draft pick with a win over the Miami Dolphins (4-7) on Sunday.
An embrace the tank philosophy will never be added to the Broncos mission statement, so this game is all about making sure that high draft pick never comes to fruition. Can Siemian pull off the impossible?
Kickoff is set for Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
TV schedule and TV channels
The crew for FOX that will cover this game will be Dick Stockton (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (color analyst), and Shannon Spake (sideline reporting).
If you see YELLOW in the map below, your region will get the game on your local FOX affiliate. Unfortunately, both Alaska and Hawaii will not have this game in their areas.
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 line opened even for the Broncos against the Dolphins this week, however it has since moved heavily into the Broncos favor and now stands at a 2-point advantage for the road team that has an all-time record of 1-7 in games in Miami.
Broncos offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave will likely ask a little more from Trevor Siemian than he did from Paxton Lynch last week.
“We have some concepts that we want to get some turns on here in the short term so we can be prepared on gameday for them,” Musgrave said. “I think you’ll see Trevor doing a lot of things that Paxton was asked to do. We’ll try to expand that as we go, again, to get more production.”
By all accounts, the Broncos should curb stomp the Dolphins defense that has giving up 35 points per game over the last five games. That kind of defensive ineptitude is not something you fix overnight, but I’m going to predict another Broncos loss. Why? Because the Broncos are masters at shooting themselves in the foot and that is something you definitely won’t fix overnight when you are in the middle of a seven-game losing streak.
Prediction: Dolphins 17, Broncos 13.