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Broncos vs. Texans: How to watch Week 2 matchup

The Denver Broncos need to bounce back strong in Week 2 as they host the Houston Texans in their home opener.

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The Denver Broncos (0-1) are in a must-win game when they host the Houston Texans (0-0-1) in Week 2. The must-win is due to the Kansas City Chiefs now 2-0 and in firm control atop of the AFC West after just two games.

Game Preview

Denver had some issues in the first game. On defense, they looked atrocious in the first half, but completely shut down the Seattle Seahawks in the second half. They seemed to figure thing out quickly. On offense, they moved the ball at will all game long, but seemed to collapse inside the red zone. The fluky nature of some of those plays suggests we may not see that kind of disintegration again in 2022.

However, one area they need to see improvement in heading into this next game is on special teams. Rookie Montrell Washington especially had a rough first game in the orange and blue. ST Coordinator Swayne Stukes noted Washington’s struggles and emphasized how he addressed them with the young returner.

“Me and Montrell [Washington] had a conversation,” Stukes said this week. “Obviously, whenever you’re moving backwards, you don’t want to bring the ball out because it takes more speed to generate to get going forward. As far as the depth, he knows what the depth is, etc. We’ve had a conversation [and] it has been corrected. Also with that, if he does decide to bring it out, we still have to execute and block. There’s no way that he signaled that we were taking a knee. The other 10 guys have to do their job and execute at a high level to at least get him to the 25-yard line.”

The part I loved about this response was how Stukes pointing out the breakdown in special teams coverage beyond the mental error committed by Washington. The other 10 players on the field didn’t execute their jobs, which led to Washington being stuffed at the ten yard line. Hopefully we see things turn around for this unit in Week 2.

Here’s how to watch.

TV Schedule

When: Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2:25 P.M. Mile High time

Where: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado

Channel: CBS

Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), James Lofton (analyst) and Michael Grady (sideline reporting)

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

If you see GREEN in the map below, then you will be able to get the game on your local CBS affiliate station. Alaska and Hawaii will not be getting the game this week.

Online Streaming

Broncos Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
KJ Hamler WR Knee/Hip DNP DNP DNP OUT
Quinn Meinerz G/C Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
Josey Jewell ILB Calf DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Randy Gregory OLB Shoulder/Knee DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
DeShawn Williams DL Back DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
K’Waun Williams CB Wrist LIMITED LIMITED FULL QUESTIONABLE
Billy Turner OL Knee FULL FULL FULL QUESTIONABLE

Texans Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Justin Britt OL NIR DNP DNP DNP OUT
Brevin Jordan TE Ankle LIMITED DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Maliek Collins DL Knee DNP LIMITED FULL --
Rasheem Green DL Thigh LIMITED FULL FULL --
Isaac Yiadom DB Abdomen LIMITED FULL FULL --

Broncos-Texans Betting Odds

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Broncos opened huge 10-point favorites over the visiting Texans despite an error-filled defeat in Week 1. That line has not moved one inch all week and remains at 10-points with an over/under at 45. Bettors are fairly confident the Broncos should take care of business in this game.

Matchup History

The Broncos have an interesting history with the Texans. The Houston franchise has only existed for a little over two decades during a time when Denver enjoyed a lot of success, while Houston did not. Despite that, the Texans have been a bit of a thorn in Denver’s side - even beating Peyton Manning one year. Overall, the Broncos hold a slight edge all-time with a 5-3 record, but just a 3-2 record at home.

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.

MHR Live: The RoundUp with Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann: Week 2

Watch on YouTube.


Broncos Binge with Rachel Strand and Dalton Coble: Week 2


Something Something Broncos with Jess Place and Mike DeCicco: Week 2


Odds and Endzones with Ian St. Clair and Adam Malnati: Week 2


Dublin to Denver with Michael McQuaid, Column Cronin, and Stewart Roche: Week 2


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 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
6 10/17/2022 at Los Angeles Chargers (MNF) 6:15 PM ESPN
7 10/23/2022 vs New York Jets 2:05 PM CBS
8 10/30/2022 at Jacksonville Jaguars (London, UK) 7:30 AM ESPN+
9 11/6/2022 BYE WEEK
10 11/13/2022 at Tennessee Titans 11:00 AM CBS
11 11/20/2022 vs Las Vegas Raiders 2:05 PM FOX
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