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Broncos at Texans: Live stream, game time, TV schedule and more

The Denver Broncos (4-8) will face a tough road test against the Houston Texans (8-4) who are coming off a complete dismantlement of the New England Patriots in Week 13. Here’s how to watch.

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The rest of the 2019 season is all about the development of Drew Lock. For the Denver Broncos, it is painfully clear that they’ll never return to contention until they figure out what to do with the quarterback position.

In his first game, Lock looked like the moment was not too big for him and he played well enough to secure a rare win for Denver. This week, however, is going to be a completely different kind of animal for Lock.

Game Preview

While the Houston Texans have been a bit up and down at times this year, the Broncos are catching them at the height of their season coming off a complete dismantling of the New England Patriots in Week 13. You can guarantee that they will be fired up this week and the crowd more than a little rowdy.

Drew Lock will need to show that he can handle such a hostile environment and still produce successful drives as the starting quarterback. If, and this is a big if, the Broncos injury-depleted defense can keep the Texans from scoring too much, then the Broncos could make a game of it.

Here is how to watch.

TV Schedule

When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time

Where: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

Channel: CBS / Local

Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (analyst), and AJ Ross (sideline reporting).

Local Radio: KOA - 850 AM | 94.1 FM & The Fox - 103.5 FM | Spanish Radio KNVR 1150 AM | National Radio - Sports Radio

If you see BLUE in your area below, you will get the Broncos-Texans game on CBS locally. And if you thought the area was tiny last week, well it is even small this week.

Online Streaming

FuboTV (Available if being televised in your area)

Yahoo Sports App

NFL Game Pass (After the game)

Denver Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Ron Leary G Concussion DNP DNP
Will Parks S Hand DNP LIMITED
Malik Reed OLB Ankle / Shoulder DNP LIMITED
Jeremiah Attaochu OLB Lower leg LIMITED FULL
Royce Freeman RB Ribs LIMITED FULL
Alexander Johnson ILB Knee LIMITED LIMITED
Connor McGovern C Back LIMITED LIMITED
Shelby Harris DE Ankle FULL FULL
Ja’Wuan James T Knee FULL FULL
Tim Patrick WR Shoulder FULL FULL
Mike Purcell NT Knee FULL FULL

Houston Texans injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Taiwan Jones RB Hamstring DNP DNP
Will Fuller WR Hamstring LIMITED LIMITED
Bradley Roby CB Hamstring / Toe LIMITED LIMITED
Brennan Scarlett LB Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED
Carlos Watkins DE Hamstring LIMITED LIMITED
Angelo Blackson DE Shoulder FULL FULL


The Broncos are overwhelming underdogs on the road against the Texans. The line is currently over 9-points in most places. It’s hard to argue against it, since one team is 4-8 and looking to 2020, while the other is 8-4 and fresh off a win over the Patriots.

Matchup History

Since the Texans became a franchise 20 years ago, they have been pretty even with the Broncos. Denver owns a 4-3 advantage over Houston during that span. You may recall last years’ matchup when some coaching errors helped ensure a 19-17 road win for the Texans.

Hot Reads

Fan Sentiment

There was a huge jump in fan confidence in the Broncos this week. It wasn’t just the 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, but also the way Drew Lock carried himself in his first start. There is much to be optimistic about after just one win, especially if Lock continues to develop his game to finish out this season.

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Broncos podcasts

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.

It’s Drewcember on MHR Radio and every other podcast show this week. Ian and Adam think that Lock could lead this young Broncos offense for a long time.

Luke Patterson of Broncos on the Rox thinks that Drew Lock - after just one game - is the best starting quarterback in Denver since Peyton Manning retired.

On the Broncos & Bratwurst podcast, there is a sense that Drew Lock is the hero we’ve all been waiting for. They are fully on board the Drewtrain.

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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