The roller-coaster ride that is the 2019 Denver Broncos continues this week as they take their 2-5 record on the road to take on the 4-2 Indianapolis Colts in Week 8.
While Laurie, Jess, and I mostly talked about the long-term future of the franchise in the SSB Podcast above, we did talk a bit about the upcoming Broncos-Colts game. They both sided with most of Broncos Country in that they think Denver has little to no chance in this game, but I decided to go against the grain here with an upset Broncos win. We’ll have to see if that optimism is misplaced.
After a slow start, the Indianapolis Colts have turned their 2-2 record into a 4-2 record with an impressive road win against the Kansas City Chiefs and a home win over the Houston Texans - both of whom are playoff contenders.
That doesn’t bode well for the Denver Broncos, who have more questions than answers for their 2-5 record. Despite two impressive wins over the Los Angeles Chargers and Tennessee Titans in recent weeks, their last game was a 30-6 drubbing at home on Thursday Night Football against the Chiefs backup quarterback.
The Broncos defense has played well regardless, since fixing much of their early season issues. That means this game will be won or lost based on how well Joe Flacco and the offense plays against a strong Colts defense. Which means we won’t see much confidence from fans heading into this game. That offense simply doesn’t inspire anyone right now.
Here is how to watch.
When: Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana
Channel: CBS / Local
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst) and Evan Washburn (sideline reporting).
Local Radio: KOA - 850 AM | 94.1 FM & The Fox - 103.5 FM | Spanish Radio KNVR 1150 AM
If you see RED in your area below, you will get the Broncos-Colts game on CBS locally.
If you see RED in your region, then you’ll get the #Broncos #Colts game on your local CBS affiliate. #DENvsIND https://t.co/HKhiW9fZvb— Tim Lynch (@TimLynch1978) October 24, 2019
FuboTV (Available if being televised in your area)
NFL Game Pass (After the game)
Broncos injury report
|Noah Fant||TE||Foot||NOT LISTED||NOT LISTED||DNP|
Colts injury report
|T.Y. Hilton||WR||NIR (rest)||DNP||FULL||FULL|
|Rolan Milligan||S||NIR (personal)||DNP||FULL||FULL|
|Clayton Geathers||S||NIR (rest)||LIMITED||FULL||DNP|
|Kenny Moore II||CB||Knee||LIMITED||LIMITED||LIMITED||QUESTIONABLE|
|Denico Autry||DL||NIR (rest)||NOT LISTED||NOT LISTED||DNP|
|Anthony Costanzo||T||NIR (rest)||NOT LISTED||NOT LISTED||DNP|
|Justin Houston||DE||NIR (rest)||NOT LISTED||NOT LISTED||DNP|
|Jack Doyle||TE||Groin||NOT LISTED||NOT LISTED||LIMITED||QUESTIONABLE|
The Broncos are not has heavy underdogs as you’d expect at just 5.5-points. It’s almost as if Vegas is begging for money to go the Colts way. It doesn’t necessarily mean Denver will win, but it could mean that Vegas expects them to play Indianapolis close.
The matchup history between these two teams is all about Peyton Manning. Before Manning, the Broncos were 9-2 all-time. However, while Manning was in the league as both a Colt and a Bronco, Denver went just 3-11 against Indianapolis. However, they’ve won two straight since Manning retired, so maybe that’s a sign of things returning to the way they were pre-Manning.
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On MHR Radio this week, Adam and Ian talked about how where the Broncos are to go from here after their blowout loss at home last week.
Luke Patterson of Broncos on the Rox focused on the trade deadline and discussing which moves the Broncos could make to improve their long-term chances of rebuilding.
Kevin Gillikin on Broncos & Bratwurst is all about that quarterback controversy. Is it time to bench Joe Flacco when Drew Lock is ready to play again?
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Broncos 2019 regular season schedule
|1||Sep 9||at Raiders (MNF)||8:20 PM||ESPN||24-16 L||0-1|
|2||Sep 15||vs Bears||2:25 PM||FOX||16-14 L||0-2|
|3||Sep 22||at Packers||11:00 AM||FOX||27-16 L||0-3|
|4||Sep 29||vs Jaguars||2:25 PM||CBS||26-24 L||0-4|
|5||Oct. 6||at Chargers||2:05 PM||CBS||20-13 W||1-4|
|6||Oct 13||vs Titans||2:25 PM||CBS||16-0 W||2-4|
|7||Oct 17||vs Chiefs (TNF)||6:20 PM||NFLN||30-6 L||2-5|
|8||Oct 27||at Colts||11:00 AM||CBS||15-13 L||2-6|
|9||Nov 3||vs Browns||2:25 PM||CBS||24-19 W||3-6|
|11||Nov 17||at Vikings||11:00 AM||CBS||27-23 L||3-7|
|12||Nov 24||at Bills||11:00 AM||CBS||20-3 L||3-8|
|13||Dec 1||vs Chargers||2:25 PM||CBS||23-20 W||4-8|
|14||Dec 8||at Texans||11:00 AM||CBS||38-24 W||5-8|
|15||Dec 15||at Chiefs||11:00 AM||CBS||23-3 L||5-9|
|16||Dec 22||vs Lions||2:05 PM||CBS||27-17 W||6-9|
|17||Dec 29||vs Raiders||2:25 PM||CBS||16-15 W||7-9|