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Here’s how to watch the Denver Broncos on the road against the Houston Texans in Week 13. Can Denver make it six-in-a-row?

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The Denver Broncos are tied for an NFL-best active win streak and will need to make it six in a row to turn playoff aspirations into playoff possibility with a road win over the Houston Texans here in Week 13.

Game Preview

For the Broncos offense, they need to get ahead of the down and distance early and often. The Texans give up a lot of yards on defense, but are stingy in the red zone and that is an area, as Head Coach Sean Payton noted this week, where efficiency will be important.

“I think early down efficiency is important,” Payton said on Friday. “It’s a penetrating, one-gap defense. They play hard. They play fast to the ball. You can see it on tape. You can just feel the energy they play with, and that’s a result of their coaching and the talent that they have. [Texans DT] Sheldon Rankins—shoot, he was a first-round pick of ours in New Orleans. They have a number of good players, so I think being good on early downs is important. There’s a handful of keys, but it’s a team that if they get you behind the chains in long-yardage situations, it becomes more and more problematic.”

I think the Texans will get theirs going on offense, so it will be important for the defense to steal a turnover or two and for the offense to put up points it had struggled to against much better defenses over their five-game win streak.

Here’s how to watch.

TV Schedule

Who: Denver Broncos (6-5) at Houston Texans (6-5)

When: Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. Mile High time

Where: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

TV Channel: CBS

Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst), and Evan Washburn (sideline)

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

If you see RED in the map below, you should be able to find the Broncos-Texans game on your local CBS affiliate. If you are in Alaska or Hawaii, you will be getting the Broncos game on TV again this week!

Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Baron Browning OLB Wrist FULL FULL FULL --
Jerry Jeudy WR Groin DNP LIMITED FULL --
Wil Lutz K Hip (Right) LIMITED LIMITED FULL --
Chris Manhertz TE NIR – rest -- DNP FULL --
Marvin Mims Jr. WR Hamstring LIMITED LIMITED FULL --
Mike Purcell DT NIR – rest -- DNP FULL --

Texans injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Dalton Schultz TE Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
George Fant T Hip DNP FULL FULL --
C.J. Stroud QB Thigh FULL FULL FULL --
Laremy Tunsil T Knee DNP FULL FULL --
Jimmie Ward S Hamstring DNP FULL FULL --

Broncos-Texans Betting Odds

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Broncos opened slight 2.5-point underdogs on the road against Houston. That line has since increased to a full field goal with an over/under at 47. I have the Broncos covering that spread and winning this game outright to extend their win streak to six games.

Fan Sentiment

Fan Confidence remains incredibly high at 97%, which is to be expected as the team is on a five-game win streak. So instead, I asked fans to predict their final record for the season. Most turned bullish, but a few think they’ll fade a bit down the stretch. I personally think they’ll end up 10-7 when its all said and done.

Hot Reads

Broncos Podcasts

Our podcast network has been released into free agency by SB Nation. Thus we have rebranded to Mile High Broncos Podcasts. The good news is that if you subscribed before the change then you’ll still be there on the new name change. We have an aggressive schedule of podcasts this season and look for two shows a day all season long! We’ll have a short-form podcast in the mornings that will be our audio version of Horse Tracks and a long-form afternoon show later in the day. Ross Allen has also consolidated all of our audio and video content in one place, so definitely give our Mile High Broncos Podcasts YouTube channel a follow too!

Here are the long-form shows from Week 13 for your listening pleasure:

The Roundup with Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann: Week 13

Something Something Broncos with Jess Place and Mike DeCicco: Week 13

Odds and Endzones with Ian St. Clair and Adam Malnati: Week 13

Dublin to Denver with Column Cronin and Stewart Roche: Week 13

Broncos Binge with Rachel Strand and Dalton Coble: Week 13

No show this week.

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Broncos 2023 schedule

Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Final Score Record
Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Final Score Record
1 9/10/2023 vs. Las Vegas Raiders 2:25 PM CBS 16-17 0-1
2 9/17/2023 vs. Washington Commanders 2:25 PM CBS 33-35 0-2
3 9/24/2023 at Miami Dolphins 11:00 AM CBS 20-70 0-3
4 10/1/2023 at Chicago Bears 11:00 AM CBS 31-28 1-3
5 10/8/2023 vs. New York Jets 2:25 PM CBS 21-31 1-4
6 10/12/2023 at Kansas City Chiefs (TNF) 6:15 PM Prime Video 8-19 1-5
7 10/22/2023 vs. Green Bay Packers 2.25 PM CBS 19-17 2-5
8 10/29/2023 vs. Kansas City Chiefs 2:25 PM CBS 24-9 3-5
9 11/5/2023 BYE
10 11/13/2023 at Buffalo Bills (MNF) 6:15 PM ESPN 24-22 4-5
11 11/19/2023 vs. Minnesota Vikings (SNF) 6:20 PM NBC 21-20 5-5
12 11/26/2023 vs. Cleveland Browns 2:05 PM FOX 29-12 6-5
13 12/3/2023 at Houston Texans 11:00 AM CBS 17-22 6-6
14 12/10/2023 at Los Angeles Chargers 2:25 PM CBS 24-7 7-6
15 12/16/2023 at Detroit Lions (Saturday) 6:15 PM NFL Network 17-42 7-7
16 12/24/2023 vs. New England Patriots (SNF) 6:15 PM NFL Network 23-26 7-8
17 12/31/2023 vs. Los Angeles Chargers 2:25 PM CBS 16-9 8-8
18 1/7/2024 at Las Vegas Raiders 2:25 PM FOX 14-27 8-9