In Week 6, the NFL will redo Week 5 with the postponement of the Denver Broncos road game against the New England Patriots. The COVID-19 outbreak with the Patriots organization seems to be under control and play looks to resume on Sunday.
Both teams will get some key starters back as both quarterbacks look like they will be a full go on Sunday. Drew Lock will return from a shoulder injury that has sidelined him since Week 2 and Cam Newton has tested negative for the coronavirus and is back with the team practicing. There is also some rumblings that both A.J. Bouye and Stephon Gilmore will return to their respective teams as well.
Given that news, the line has swung far in favor of the home team. Late last week it had dipped to as low as 3.5-points in favor of the Patriots, but as of today BetMGM has the line set at 10-points, and you can get an awesome offer to bet on this game here.
That is a big spread between teams separated by just one loss. With a spread that large, I could see a situation where New England is up big late and Drew Lock and the Broncos get a late touchdown to secure a backdoor cover. If Denver had their third stringer Brett Rypien in the game, I’m just not sure that kind of situation would happen against a Bill Belichick defense.
Here is how to watch.
When: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time
Where: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Trent Green (analyst), and Melanie Collins (sideline).
Radio: KOA - 850 AM | 94.1 FM & The Fox - 103.5 FM | Spanish Radio KNVR 1150 AM
The TV map shows a lot of GREEN this week, so if you live in one of those areas you will get the Broncos-Patriots game on your local CBS affiliate.
If you see GREEN in your area, you will get the #Broncos #Patriots game on CBS. #DENvsNE https://t.co/ehptEZQrti— Tim Lynch (@TimLynch1978) October 15, 2020
NFL Game Pass (After the game)
Broncos injury report
|Melvin Gordon III||RB||NIR / Illness||DNP||FULL||DNP||OUT|
|Drew Lock||QB||Shoulder (R)||FULL||FULL||FULL||QUESTIONABLE|
|Garett Bolles||T||NIR||NOT LISTED||LIMITED||REMOVE|
Patriots injury report
|Deatrich Wise Jr.||DL||NIR||DNP*||DNP||REMOVE|
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The Broncos and Patriots have a long storied rivalry dating back to the founding of the AFL in 1960. Denver owns a 26-22 all-time advantage that includes a winning record for the 20 years Tom Brady was under center for New England. There was also an 11-0 run while John Elway was quarterbacking the Broncos offense. In the playoffs, the Broncos are also 4-1 with the one playoff defeat being the Tim Tebow run in 2011.
Despite no game last week, Broncos Country continues to feel a little more optimistic as news comes out that players like Phillip Lindsay, Drew Lock, and A.J. Bouye are getting healthy again. At 58%, it marks the highest point since right after their Week 1 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
On MHR Radio this week, Ian St. Clair and Adam Malnati talk about how the postponed game will cause two entirely different teams to face each other just six days later.
Cover 2 Broncos with Jeff Essary and Joe Rowles teamed up with Joe Mahoney to break down Garett Bolles’ improved 2020 campaign.
On the SSB podcast this week, Jess Place and Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann preview the Broncos-Patriots game.
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Broncos 2020 schedule
|1||9/14/2020||vs. Tennessee Titans (MNF)||8:10 PM||ESPN||14-16||0-1|
|2||9/20/2020||at Pittsburgh Steelers||11:00 AM||CBS||21-26||0-2|
|3||9/27/2020||vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2:25 PM||FOX||10-28||0-3|
|4||10/1/2020||at New York Jets (TNF)||6:20 PM||FOX||37-28||1-3|
|6||10/18/2020||at New England Patriots||11:00 AM||CBS||18-12||2-3|
|7||10/25/2020||vs. Kansas City Chiefs||2:25 PM||CBS||16-43||2-4|
|8||11/1/2020||vs. Los Angeles Chargers||2:05 PM||CBS||31-30||3-4|
|9||11/8/2020||at Atlanta Falcons||11:00 AM||CBS||27-34||3-5|
|10||11/15/2020||at Las Vegas Raiders||2:25 PM||CBS||12-37||3-6|
|11||11/22/2020||vs. Miami Dolphins||2:05 PM||CBS||20-13||4-6|
|12||11/29/2020||vs. New Orleans Saints||2:05 PM||CBS||3-31||4-7|
|13||12/6/2020||at Kansas City Chiefs (SNF)||6:20 PM||NBC||16-22||4-8|
|14||12/13/2020||at Carolina Panthers||11:00 AM||CBS||32-27||5-8|
|15||12/19/2020||vs. Buffalo Bills||2:30 PM||NFLN||19-48||5-9|
|16||12/27/2020||at Los Angeles Chargers||2:05 PM||CBS||16-19||5-10|
|17||1/3/2021||vs. Las Vegas Raiders||2:25 PM||CBS|