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Broncos vs Buccaneers: preview, game time, online stream and more

The Denver Broncos (0-2) look to get their first win of the season as they host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) in Week 3.

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It’s official. The Denver Broncos have a 12% chance of making the playoffs, but with the amount of injuries to their best players the actual chances are likely zero at this point. That’s a tough pill to swallow for fans just two weeks into a season.

Every team has to deal with injuries during a season, but the Denver Broncos have had few seasons begin like this one. The list of starter-level talent that will be out in Week 3 is astronomical.

Game Preview

The list includes Von Miller, Courtland Sutton, A.J. Bouye, Drew Lock, Phillip Lindsay, Dre’Mont Jones, and Devontae Harris. There are even more injuries to backups as well, but the starters alone should give anyone trying to place a bet on this team a little pause.

That doesn’t mean they won’t win any games, though. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not shown the league they are good enough to be touchdown favorites on the road against any team, much less these Broncos. Head Coach Vic Fangio sounded the alarm that players might just come out with a little extra motivation in Week 3.

“I think it’s been healthy,” Fangio said of how the team is responding to adversity. “I think the guys are frustrated with everything that’s happened here in the first couple weeks, but I think their mindset is good and they’ve had a good attitude during the week.”

While they might cover the spread in this game, Denver will need its best game out of backup quarterback Jeff Driskel and an outstanding performance from their defense to cover the spread and then some to come out with a win on Sunday.

Here is how to watch.

TV Schedule

When: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 2:25 p.m. Mile High time

Where: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado

Channel: FOX

Announcers: Adam Amin (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (analyst), and Lindsay Czarniak (sideline).

Radio: Nationally on Sports USA | 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-Bucs game on your local FOX affiliate.

Online Streaming

FuboTV

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
Davontae Harris CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
Phillip Lindsay RB Foot DNP DNP LIMITED DOUBTFUL
Drew Lock QB Shoulder (R) DNP DNP DNP OUT
Jurrell Casey DE Elbow LIMITED FULL FULL
Shelby Harris DE Neck LIMITED LIMITED FULL
Jerry Jeudy WR Ribs LIMITED LIMITED FULL QUESTIONABLE
Trey Marshall S Hip / Wrist LIMITED LIMITED FULL
Garett Bolles T Elbow FULL FULL FULL
Jake Butt TE Hand FULL FULL FULL
Tyrie Cleveland WR Hip FULL FULL FULL
Albert Okwuegbunam TE Hip FULL FULL FULL
Bradley Chubb OLB NIR NOT LISTED DNP FULL
Jeremiah Attaochu OLB Quadricep NOT LISTED NOT LISTED LIMITED

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Justin Watson WR Shoulder DNP DNP DNP OUT
Scotty Miler WR Hip / Groin LIMITED LIMITED FULL
Jason Pierre-Paul OLB Knee LIMITED DNP FULL
Donovan Smith T Knee LIMITED LIMITED FULL
Chris Godwin WR Concussion FULL FULL FULL
Ndamukong Suh DL NIR NOT LISTED NOT LISTED DNP

SportsBetting Odds

The Broncos were underdogs again, this time 6-point home dogs to the Buccaneers. So far, Denver has been underdogs in all three games. While they lost in each of their first two games, they covered the spread each time. If you are into sports betting, MHR has a promo link for new bettors. The offer is 100% risk-free week of betting up to $500. Sporting betting in Colorado is legal now, but be sure to gamble responsibly.

Matchup History

There isn’t much of a rivalry between these two franchises. The Buccaneers haven’t had many good teams over its history and the Broncos currently own a 7-2 all-time record against them that include winning their last four meetings. Of course, that was before Tampa Bay sported the ageless Tom Brady at quarterback.

Hot Reads

Fan Sentiment

Broncos Country is losing hope in the team just two weeks. After hovering near 90% confidence leading up to Week 1, it has dropped to 40% after just two games. With all of the injuries piling up, we shouldn’t expect too much of a bounce back if the Broncos win. This team is injured, but it still looks like a decent team. If only they could get healthy.

Broncos Podcasts

On MHR Radio this week, Ian St. Clair and Adam Malnati discuss the injury situation the Broncos are faced with and whether or not they’ll be able to overcome them with 15 weeks left in the season.

Cover 2 Broncos with Jeff Essary and Joe Rowles have The Draft Network’s Trevor Sikkema on to preview the upcoming Broncos-Bucs game.

Last, but not least, Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann, Jess Place, and myself discussed the state of the Broncos on the SSB Podcast this week. We decided this is not a bad team, but an injured one.

You can subscribe to our podcast feed on ApplePodcasts, GooglePlay, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and anywhere else you get your podcasts.


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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