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The Denver Broncos (5-9) are heavy favorites at home in Week 16 versus the Detroit Lions (3-10-1) as they look to close out the season with a couple of wins.

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The Denver Broncos still haven’t figured out how to beat the Kansas City Chiefs, but that shouldn’t be a reason to be down on this team. At 5-9, they have an opportunity to close out the season with back-to-back home wins against teams with losing records. If they can do that, there will be plenty to be optimistic about.

Instead of being Grinchy, we should be hoping for a 7-5 finish to a season that began with an 0-4 start.

Game Preview

For the Broncos, they need to get a big game out of the offense. While the run game has been stymied by injuries and ineffective blocking along the offense line, Drew Lock has enough weapons outside to do some damage against a strong Detroit Lions secondary.

The key here will be Noah Fant. After a slow start, he has come on strong late in the season and proven he can be a huge weapon in the passing game.

“He just kept sawing wood and working hard,” Head Coach Vic Fangio said of Fant’s growth during the season. “He’s taken every day one day at a time trying to improve on the practice field and get it to translate to the games. I think he’s done that for the most part. Rookies, especially a position like tight end where there is a lot to learn and a lot on your plate both as a receiver and a blocker, it can be up and down at times. He has had some ups and downs, but I think overall he’s had a good season.”

Denver needs to put the points up on the board, which will make things much easier for the Broncos defense. They have been stingy in the red zone and facing a rookie undrafted quarterback on Sunday should make the job of keeping the Lions out of the end zone that much easier.

Here is how to watch.

TV Schedule

When: Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 2:05 p.m. Mile High time

Where: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado

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 YELLOW in your area below, you will get the Broncos-Lions game on CBS locally. It would seem no one cares about this game, but that’s how the cookie crumbles when you have two teams with a combined 8 wins out of 28.

Online Streaming

FuboTV (Available if being televised in your area)

Yahoo Sports App

NFL Game Pass (After the game)

Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Adam Gotsis DE Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Ja’Wuan James T Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Ron Leary G Concussion DNP DNP DNP OUT
Dalton Risner G Illness DNP LIMITED DNP QUESTIONABLE
DeMarcus Walker DE Ankle DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Noah Fant TE Shoulder / Illness LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Dre’Mont Jones DE Ankle LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Joe Jones ILB Back LIMITED LIMITED FULL
Alexander Johnson ILB Knee FULL FULL FULL
Von Miller OLB Knee FULL FULL FULL
Will Parks S Hand FULL FULL FULL
Tim Patrick WR Shoulder FULL FULL FULL
Mike Purcell NT Shoulder / Knee FULL FULL FULL
Malik Reed OLB Ankle FULL FULL FULL
Patrick Morris C Back NOT LISTED LIMITED FULL
Kyle Peko NT Illness NOT LISTED DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Drew Lock QB Illness NOT LISTED NOT LISTED FULL
Connor McGovern C Illness NOT LISTED NOT LISTED FULL
Austin Schlottmann G Illness NOT LISTED NOT LISTED FULL

Lions injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Devon Kennard LB Hamstring DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
A’Shawn Robinson DT Shoulder DNP DNP DNP OUT
Christian Jones LB Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED DNP OUT
Bo Scarbrough RB Ribs LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Rick Wagner T Knee LIMITED LIMITED DNP OUT
Damon Harrison DT Knee / Calf / NIR FULL DNP LIMITED
Steve Longa LB Quad FULL FULL FULL

Odds

The Broncos started the week overwhelming favorites over the Lions with the line standing at 7-points. Despite Kareem Jackson being suspended for the remainder of the season stemming from a DUI in September, the line has held steady there all week with an over/under at 38.

Matchup History

Looking over the history between these two, the Broncos have a 7-5 advantage all-time over the Lions. The strange part here is that Detroit seems to score 40+ when they beat Denver. They have split the series 3-3 since 1990, but in the games Detroit won they scored 40, 44, and 45, while Denver put up just 44 total points in those three losses. In the three wins for Denver, they never scored over 24.

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Fan Sentiment

Despite a blowout loss on the road to the hated Kansas City Chiefs, Broncos fans remained mostly confident in the direction of the team. Stepping away and looking at the big picture of things, I would have to agree with that. Especially if they close out this season with two more wins.

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Broncos podcasts

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Broncos 2019 regular season schedule

Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Score Record
Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Score Record
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
10 Nov 10 BYE
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