The Denver Broncos are 3-2 in their last five games and as Laurie, Jess and I debated in the SSB podcast above, a 3-2 stretch of their next five games would put them at 6-4 since their disastrous 0-4 start.
That would be quite the welcome change of pace here. Even so, winning just two of their next give keeps them above .500 since that start. I’m kind of okay with that too given the quarterback situation and issues at the tackle position.
However, they face a pretty big test this week with the Minnesota Vikings.
This game is going to come down to how well Brandon Allen and the Broncos offense does. Denver will need to control the clock a lot better than they did in their win over the Cleveland Browns last week when they had the ball for just 24 and a half minutes. If they do that against the Vikings, the Broncos defense may hold the line for a while, but eventually the flood gates would open.
That simply can’t happen. The Vikings are down a lot of key starters for this game, so that is an advantage they must pounce on. If Denver can put up 24 or more points again this week, then I do feel confident the Broncos defense can keep this game close enough to make it interesting.
Here is how to watch.
When: Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Channel: CBS / Local
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (analyst) and Jay Feely (sideline reporting).
Local Radio: KOA - 850 AM | 94.1 FM & The Fox - 103.5 FM | Spanish Radio KNVR 1150 AM
If you see BLUE in your area below, you will get the Broncos-Vikings game on CBS locally.
FuboTV (Available if being televised in your area)
NFL Game Pass (After the game)
Broncos injury report
|DaeSean Hamilton||WR||Knee||NOT LISTED||LIMITED||LIMITED||QUESTIONABLE|
Vikings injury report
|Brett Jones||C||Knee||LIMITED||INJ. RESERVE||INJ. RESERVE|
The Broncos are massive 10-5-point underdogs to the Vikings in Week 11. Since the early 90s, the Broncos have never won as 10-point or higher underdogs on the road. There is a first time for everything, so maybe this is the week when Denver does something it has not done in decades.
These two teams have a very interesting history. They have split the series 7-7 and neither has held much of a homefield advantage against the other. Denver is 4-3 at home and Minnesota is 4-3 at home. However, in recent years, Denver has held the advantage having won the last three meetings.
Broncos County is feeling good about the quarterback change. The win over the Browns boosted confidence in the team by 30% and the Bye Week only seemed to steel their resolve. Of course, that could all evaporate with a loss this week on the road.
FanPulse is a polling project put on SB Nation to gather the opinions and insights of the most plugged-in Denver Broncos fans. If that describes you, then SIGN UP HERE to join us and other knowledgeable fans for NFL FanPulse.
We have a new podcast schedule for the regular season. Please subscribe and check in every weekday morning for a new MHR Radio show. Details here.
Social Media Information
MHR Facebook Page: Mile High Report: A Denver Broncos Blog
MHR Twitter: Follow @MileHighReport
MHR Instagram: Follow @MileHighReport
Denver Broncos Fan Group: Denver Broncos Football
MHR Live on Twitch: Follow @ MHR_Live
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|