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Broncos vs. 49ers: How to watch Week 3 matchup

The Denver Broncos are looking for a home upset over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football in Week 3. Here’s how to watch!

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The Denver Broncos (1-1) will be hosting the San Francisco 49ers (1-1) on Sunday Night Football in Week 3. Both teams have questions heading into this game, from Trey Lance suffering a season ending ankle injury to Nathaniel Hackett’s rough start as a game manager.

Game Preview

Probably the biggest news to come out this week was that Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett has hired former-Ravens Assistant HC Jerry Rosenburg to help him with game management issues. Given how the first two games went, this feels like a huge to get a guy who helped John Harbaugh with game management from 2008-2018.

In analyzing the problems he faced, Hackett identified issues with getting the calls and decisions in faster than he did through the first two games.

“That’s something that we really jumped into and wanted to make sure that we can get better at that. That starts with me, and I’m doing every single thing I can to try to put myself in a position to be able to make quicker, faster [and] more efficient decisions,” Hackett said on Wednesday, noting that he had met with GM George Paton as well as assistant GM Darren Mougey. “All those guys have been absolutely spectacular in helping me through that process because that is something that is new for me. I think we’re going to have some good answers as we move forward.”

The hiring of Rosenburg may not be a magic elixir that cures all that ails the Broncos through the first two games, but adding a veteran guy who can slowly begin to help mold the Broncos sideline into a well-oiled machine on game day is what we’re all hoping to see.

Here’s how to watch.

TV Schedule

When: Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 6:20 P.M. Mile High time

Where: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado

Channel: NBC | Sunday Night Football

Announcers: Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), and Melissa Stark (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)

Online Streaming

Broncos Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Darius Phillips CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
Tyrie Cleveland WR Hamstring -- LIMITED DNP QUESTIONABLE
Dre’Mont Jones DE Neck -- LIMITED DNP QUESTIONABLE
Jonathon Cooper OLB Hamstring -- LIMITED DNP QUESTIONABLE
Jerry Jeudy WR Rib/Shoulder DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Josey Jewell ILB Calf/Knee LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Quinn Meinerz G/C Hamstring DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Billy Turner OL Knee FULL LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Randy Gregory OLB Knee DNP FULL FULL --
KJ Hamler WR Knee/Hip LIMITED LIMITED FULL QUESTIONABLE
D.J. Jones DT Ankle DNP LIMITED FULL --
Mike Purcell DL Elbow -- LIMITED FULL QUESTIONABLE
Dalton Risner G Elbow -- FULL FULL --
Caden Sterns S Hip LIMITED FULL FULL --
Pat Surtain II CB Shoulder DNP LIMITED FULL QUESTIONABLE
K’Waun Williams CB Wrist FULL FULL FULL --

49ers Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Arik Armstead DE Foot DNP DNP DNP QUESTIONABLE
Daniel Brunskill G Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
Tyrion Davis-Price RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Tyler Kroft TE Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Colton McKivitz T Ankle -- DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
George Kittle TE Groin LIMITED LIMITED FULL --
Trent Williams T NIR DNP FULL FULL --

Broncos-49ers Betting Odds

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Broncos opened 2.5-point favorites over the 49ers to begin the week. However, that line quickly shifted in favor of the road team and finally settled on a 1.5-point advantage for San Francisco. The 49ers just lost their starting quarterback for the season, but Jimmy G has the veteran experience to win a lot of games and Denver hasn’t exactly inspired much confidence through their rocky first two games.

Matchup History

The Broncos and 49ers have had a competitive history between the two fo them. All-time, they are locked in a 7-7 dead heat in the regular season. We’ll ignore that 55-10 Super Bowl blowout 30 years ago. Since 2000, they are 3-3 against each other, but San Francisco has won three of the last four matchups with the only loss being a 42-17 drubbing by Peyton Manning. He would break the all-time record for touchdown passes in that game too.

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 3

Watch on YouTube.


Broncos Binge with Rachel Strand and Dalton Coble: Week 3


Something Something Broncos with Jess Place and Mike DeCicco: Week 3


Odds and Endzones with Ian St. Clair and Adam Malnati: Week 3


Dublin to Denver with Michael McQuaid, Column Cronin, and Stewart Roche: Week 3


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 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 10-23 3-8
13 12/4/2022 at Baltimore Ravens 11:00 AM CBS 9-10 3-9
14 12/11/2022 vs Kansas City Chiefs (SNF) 2:25 PM CBS
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

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.