The Denver Broncos will wrap up their final preseason game of 2017 against the Arizona Cardinals. The Broncos will be without Paxton Lynch, who is out with a shoulder injury, giving rookie quarterback Kyle Sloter the start.
Kickoff is set for Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Mile High time at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.
TV schedule and TV channels
The game will air on KTVD (Channel 20) locally in Denver, Colorado with Ron Zappolo (play-by-play), Chad Brown (color analyst), and Rod Mackey (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).
If you are the kind of person who bets on preseason action, please get some help. If you ignore that kind of advice, the line for this game has the Broncos as 2-point home favorites against the Cardinals.
If you think this game doesn’t matter, there are about 37 guys who would vehemently disagree. Head Coach Vance Joseph thinks there will be plenty of roster decisions made depending on the outcome of this game.
“I would say a bunch,” Joseph said of how this last game will influence roster moves. “Absolutely, one game can make a difference for the young guys. We have a lot of battles that are really, really close. If a guy makes a great play, that can turn a coach. That can turn John [Elway]. Obviously, a guy making plays for Brock [Olivo], that could definitely turn myself or John. This game is going to be big for the young guys. Obviously for the roster, but also for the 10-man practice squad. That’s a big deal for these young guys.”
Kyle Sloter solidifies himself as a solid option for the Broncos as a backup with Paxton Lynch sidelined for the first few games of the regular season with a big game against the Cardinals in this game.
That would ultimately be the perfect scenario here, so let’s go with that!
Prediction: Broncos 28, Cardinals 24