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Broncos vs. Raiders: How to watch, game time, TV schedule, game preview and more

The Denver Broncos will host the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1 of the 2023 regular season. Here are all the details on the game that you need to know!

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Gameday of the 2023 regular season is finally here and the Denver Broncos will play in the afternoon slot at home against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Game Preview

Denver hasn’t beaten their AFC West rival since 2019 and they were even swept by Josh McDaniels twice giving the McD guy 33% of his wins for 2022. That clearly has to change if Sean Payton is going to turn this franchise around. The Raiders did not get better this offseason and hypothetically Denver did, so there is no reason for the Broncos not to win this game at home.

Payton has been absolutely locked in all week and has brushed off all questions about anything that isn’t focused in on the Las Vegas Raiders. When asked about the Detroit Lions beating the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football, he said, “I didn’t see any of that. I saw the results and I texted him today. I’m happy for him. I didn’t see any of the game.”

So there you go, Sean Payton has one mission and that mission is beating the Raiders in Week 1. We’re about to find out if that singular focus will give the Broncos the edge they are need to start turning close losses in 2022 into close victories in 2023.

Here’s how to watch.

TV Schedule

Who: Las Vegas Raiders (0-0) at Denver Broncos (0-0)

When: Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 2:25 P.M. Mile High time

Where: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado

TV Channel: Channel 7 Denver

Online Streaming: YouTube TV w/ NFL Sunday Ticket

Announcers: Tom McCarthy (play-by-play), James Lofton (analyst), Jay Feely (sideline reporting), and Tiffany Blackmon (sideline reporting)

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 green in your region, then you should have the Broncos-Raiders game on your local CBS station on TV. The full map information is below.

Broncos injury report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Greg Dulcich TE NIR-Personal DNP FULL FULL --
Chris Manhertz TE Chest LIMITED FULL FULL --
Pat Surtain II CB Ankle -- -- LIMITED --

Raiders injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Brandon Facyson CB Shin DNP DNP DNP OUT
Chandler Jones DE NIR-Personal DNP DNP DNP OUT

Broncos-Raiders Betting Odds

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Broncos opened up a 4-point home favorite over the Raiders. However, the line has shifted ever so slightly in the visiting teams favor and now stands at 3.5-points in favor of Denver with an over/under at 43.5. I personally think Denver wins this game and covers. They just need this game more than anything at this point. It’s a tone-setter for the entire first half of the season.

Fan Sentiment

In our weekly Broncos fan survey, there is a ton of optimism from Broncos Country here in this first game and a lot of that has to be due to how well Sean Payton has handled the offseason through minicamps to training camp and into preseason. This team just has a different vibe than last year and if they are going to have a more successful season it will have to start with a home win over an AFC West rival in Week 1.

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. Our own 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 1 for your listening pleasure:

The Round Up with Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann Week 1

Something Something Broncos with Jess Place and Mike DeCicco: Week 1

Odds and Endzones with Ian St. Clair and Adam Malnati: Week 1

Dublin to Denver with Column Cronin and Stewart Roche: Week 1

Broncos Binge with Rachel Strand and Dalton Coble: Week 1

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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
5 10/8/2023 vs. New York Jets 2:25 PM CBS
6 10/12/2023 at Kansas City Chiefs (TNF) 6:15 PM Prime Video
7 10/22/2023 vs. Green Bay Packers 2.25 PM CBS
8 10/29/2023 vs. Kansas City Chiefs 2:25 PM CBS
9 11/5/2023 BYE
10 11/13/2023 at Buffalo Bills (MNF) 6:15 PM ESPN
11 11/19/2023 vs. Minnesota Vikings (SNF) 6:20 PM NBC
12 11/26/2023 vs. Cleveland Browns 2:05 PM FOX
13 12/3/2023 at Houston Texans 2:05 PM CBS
14 12/10/2023 at Los Angeles Chargers 2:25 PM CBS
15 TBD at Detroit Lions TBD TBD
16 12/24/2023 vs. New England Patriots (SNF) 6:15 PM NFL Network
17 12/31/2023 vs. Los Angeles Chargers 2:25 PM CBS
18 TBD at Las Vegas Raiders TBD TBD