clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Broncos vs. Colts: How to watch Week 5 matchup

The Denver Broncos face a must-win rebound game at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football. Here’s how to watch!

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.


Game Preview

Both the Denver Broncos (2-2) and the Indianapolis Colts (1-2-1) have had an up and down start to their 2022 seasons. The Broncos defense at one point looked historic before the Las Vegas Raiders ran them over and the Colts beat the Kansas City Chiefs between getting shut out and losing at home to a division rival.

One player looking forward to Thursday Night Football is Broncos’ quarterback Russell Wilson, though. He talked about how much he loves playing early in the week and how much he is looking forward to this one in particular.

“I think it’s great,” Wilson said on Tuesday. “When you get to play these Thursday night games, for me—I always try to get a lot of my film ahead of film on Mondays. When you play a Thursday night game, as soon as I get back on the plane on Sundays, I’m watching that film, usually on Sunday night of the next team. Getting prepared that way—Monday all day and Tuesday all day. I think that the great thing is every Thursday practice should feel like a game in a way throughout the regular season. You want to make it that competitive, and I think we do a great job of that.

“It’s going to be a great matchup, and I’m looking forward to it, Wilson continued. “Playing in front of our fans, what a great time that’s going to be. It’s a special thing.”

Denver will have plenty of questions to answer. With Javonte Williams done for the season and concerns around Melvin Gordon’s ball security, the smart choice might be a little aerial assault on Thursday night from Wilson. We’ll just have to wait and see how that goes.

Here’s how to watch.

TV Schedule

When: Sunday, October 6, 2022 at 6:15 P.M. Mile High time

Where: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado

Online Streaming: Amazon Prime Video

Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), and Kaylee Hartung (sideline reporting)

Local Radio: KOA - 850 AM | 94.1 FM & The Fox - 103.5 FM | Dave Logan (play-by-play), Rick Lewis (analyst), and Susie Wargin (sideline)

National Radio: Westwood One | Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Ryan Harris (analyst)

Broncos Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Monday* Tuesday* Wednesday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Monday* Tuesday* Wednesday Game Status
Jonathon Cooper OLB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
PJ Locke S Concussion DNP DNP DNP OUT
Quinn Meinerz G/C Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
Aaron Patrick OLB Concussion DNP DNP DNP OUT
Tyrie Cleveland WR Hamstring LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Darius Phillips CB Hamstring LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Billy Turner OL Knee LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Russell Wilson QB Shoulder (Right) LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED --
Melvin Gordon III RB Neck LIMITED LIMITED FULL --
Dalton Risner G Ankle LIMITED FULL FULL --
Caden Sterns S Hip/Chest DNP LIMITED FULL --
K’Waun Williams CB Wrist LIMITED FULL FULL

Colts Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Monday* Tuesday* Wednesday* Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Monday* Tuesday* Wednesday* Game Status
Julian Blackmon S Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Shaquille Leonard LB Concussion/Nose/Back DNP DNP DNP OUT
Tyquan Lewis DE Concussion DNP DNP DNP OUT
Jonathan Taylor RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Ryan Kelly C Knee LIMITED FULL FULL --
DeForest Buckner DT Elbow FULL FULL FULL

Broncos-Colts Betting Odds

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Broncos are slight favorites over the Colts in this game. The 3-point spread basically represents the advantage given to your typical home team. Coming off losses, both the Broncos and Colts are looking for answers and hope this game will get their teams back on track.

Matchup History

The Broncos and Colts have a long history and rivalry dating back to 1974. Denver really dominated those early matchups, with a bulk of them coming under the John Elway era. By the time Elway retired, the Broncos had a 9-2 all-time record against Indianapolis. Then Peyton Manning entered the league.

Denver would beat Peyton just twice on their way to a 2-8 record against the Colts during that span. They didn’t fare much better once Peyton came to Denver either as he went 1-3 against his former team. Now that both Elway and Manning are gone, things seem to be moving back to normal. Denver owns a 2-1 record against the Colts since 2016.

Hot Reads

Broncos Podcasts

For this season, we have completely revamped our entire podcasting efforts for 2022. We have added more long-form shows, but have also begun a daily morning news podcast we have dubbed Horse Tracks to keep fans updated on everything that’s going on in a shorter type of episode.

Here are the long-form shows we produce each week Tuesday-Friday.

Mile High Report Roundup with Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann: Week 5

Broncos Binge with Rachel Strand and Dalton Coble: Week 5


Something Something Broncos with Jess Place and Mike DeCicco: Week 5


Dublin to Denver with Michael McQuaid, Column Cronin, and Stewart Roche: Week 5


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


Social Media Information

MHR Facebook Page: Mile High Report: A Denver Broncos Blog

MHR Twitter: Follow @MileHighReport

MHR Instagram: Follow @MileHighReport

MHR Discord: Join Mile High Report Discord

Denver Broncos Fan Group: Denver Broncos Football

MHR Live on Twitch: Follow @ MHR_Live

Broncos Schedule 2022

Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Score Record
Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Score Record
1 9/12/2022 at Seattle Seahawks (MNF) 6:15 PM ESPN / ABC 16-17 0-1
2 9/18/2022 vs Houston Texans 2:25 PM CBS 16-9 1-1
3 9/25/2022 vs San Francisco 49ers (SNF) 6:20 PM NBC / Peacock 11-10 2-1
4 10/2/2022 at Las Vegas Raiders 2:25 PM CBS 23-32 2-2
5 10/6/2022 vs Indianapolis Colts (TNF) 6:15 PM Amazon Prime 9-12 2-3
6 10/17/2022 at Los Angeles Chargers (MNF) 6:15 PM ESPN 16-19 2-4
7 10/23/2022 vs New York Jets 2:05 PM CBS 9-16 2-5
8 10/30/2022 at Jacksonville Jaguars (London, UK) 7:30 AM ESPN+ 21-17 3-5
9 11/6/2022 BYE WEEK
10 11/13/2022 at Tennessee Titans 11:00 AM CBS 10-17 3-6
11 11/20/2022 vs Las Vegas Raiders 2:05 PM FOX 16-22 3-7
12 11/27/2022 at Carolina Panthers 11:00 AM FOX
13 12/4/2022 at Baltimore Ravens 11:00 AM CBS
14 12/11/2022 vs Kansas City Chiefs (SNF) 6:20 PM NBC / Peacock
15 12/18/2022 vs Arizona Cardinals 2:05 PM FOX
16 12/25/2022 at Los Angeles Rams (Christmas Day) 2:30 PM CBS / Paramount+
17 1/1/2023 at Kansas City Chiefs 11:00 AM CBS
18 1/8/2023 vs Los Angeles Chargers TBD TBD