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The Denver Broncos will look to avoid an 0-2 start when they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. Here is how to watch.

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The Denver Broncos (0-1) will want to avoid an 0-2 start on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) who are fresh off a Monday Night road win in Week 1.

Game Preview

The thing about that 0-2 start is that just 11% of teams have recovered to make a playoff run since 2002. That is a very worrisome number and one Denver would like to avoid if at all possible.

That task will fall mostly on the shoulders of young quarterback Drew Lock and that offense. When ask about putting too much on the plate for the offense, Head Coach Vic Fangio wasn’t too concerned.

“I think they’re capable of having a pretty good bit on their plate,” Fangio said on Thursday. “We did a lot of personnel groups the other night. We ran various types of passes and screens—short, intermediate, deep. I think they’re capable of that. The more we play, the better success we’ll have with it. We’re always conscious and we want to do as much as we can while making sure we can execute it. We can look fancy and do a lot of different things, but if it’s not being executed right, it doesn’t really matter. We’re trying to push it and use our guys to the best of their abilities, but we’re just trying to handle that fine line of execution, too. I have confidence in our guys to be able to do a lot of things offensively.”

They need that offense to click against a very stingy Steelers defense. With Ben Roethlisberger on the other side of the ball, Pittsburgh has a balanced football team that could challenge the Baltimore Ravens for the AFC North title this season.

Here is how to watch.

TV Schedule

When: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time

Where: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Channel: CBS

Announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (analyst), and Jay Feely (sideline).

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

The TV map shows a lot of BLUE this week, so if you live in one of those areas you will get the Broncos-Steelers game on your local CBS affiliate.

Online Streaming

FuboTV

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
Mark Barron ILB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
A.J. Bouye CB Shoulder DNP IR IR
Kareem Jackson S NIR DNP FULL FULL
Phillip Lindsay RB Toe DNP DNP DNP OUT
Garett Bolles T Elbow LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Tyrie Cleveland WR Hip LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Trey Marshall S Wrist LIMITED FULL FULL
Courtland Sutton WR Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Bradley Chubb OLB Knee FULL FULL FULL
KJ Hamler WR Hamstring FULL FULL FULL
Albert Okwuegbunam TE Hip FULL FULL FULL
Jake Butt TE Hand NOT LISTED NOT LISTED FULL

Steelers injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Zach Banner T Knee DNP IR IR
James Conner RB Ankle DNP FULL FULL
David DeCastro G Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Diontae Johnson WR Toe DNP FULL FULL
Maurkice Pouncey C NIR DNP FULL FULL
Ben Roethlisberger QB NIR DNP FULL FULL
Juju Smith-Schuster WR Knee DNP FULL FULL
Stephon Tuitt DE Achilles DNP FULL FULL
Alejandro Villanueva T Illness DNP FULL FULL
Stefan Wisniewski G Chest DNP DNP DNP OUT

SportsBetting Odds

The Broncos opened 5.5-point underdogs, but after losing at home to the Tennessee Titans and losing both A.J. Bouye and Phillip Lindsay for Week 2 the line dropped to 6.5-points on Tuesday. They will be heavy underdogs on the road against Pittsburgh.

Matchup History

The Broncos and Steelers have a long history of rivalry despite being in separate divisions. That’s to be expected between two franchise with winning traditions going back many decades. Denver has bested Pittsburgh in the regular season in a 15-8-1 mark and also in the playoffs owning a 5-3 record there. The Broncos are also on a bit of a roll in their recent history winning four of their last five meetings dating back to 2011.

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Fan Sentiment

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Broncos 2020 schedule

Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Score Record
Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Score Record
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
5 10/11/2020 BYE
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