For the first time in five years, the Denver Broncos have hope. Their fans also have the ability to bet on the NFL.
It also so happens this is the first time in five years the Broncos have a quarterback. At least it appears Drew Lock is” the guy.” Will he lead this proud franchise back to the NFL playoffs and make good on one of the three goals longtime owner Pat Bowlen had for the Broncos — to win a Super Bowl? Or is Lock more fool’s gold?
Here’s your 2020 Broncos betting guide.
The Broncos now not only have to avoid an 0-3 start to the season, they’ll have to do so without Lock (and for the foreseeable future). Here are the current odds:
The injuries have started to really mount for Denver.
Receiver Courtland Sutton is done for the year with torn up knee, and Lock is out for three to five weeks with a shoulder injury.
To make matters worse, the challenges don’t get any easier for the Broncos with Tom Brady and Tampa Bay up next. Despite the fact Brady has a 4-7 record in the Mile High City (8-9 vs the Broncos all time), the Buccaneers are obvious favorites on Sunday. Though that will give prospective bettors the chance to improve to 3-0 against the spread when it comes to the Broncos.
Want the full breakdown on the of the Week 3 game in Denver? Check out our complete preview.
The limited amount of fans who can attend should plan on drinking a lot of water as it’ll be hot on Sunday — upper-80s and clear skies. Check the weather and consider the environment before placing your bets:
We know what the fans think of all of the injuries. We even know what the Broncos organization thinks. But what about the sportsbooks?
The Broncos have to find a way to overcome the injuries to get their first win of the 2020 season. Up next is Tom Brady and Tampa Bay.
Here’s a look at the current odds on which team will win the AFC West at some of the top CO betting apps:
Last updated: Sept. 21
Here is a look at the current top contenders to win the Super Bowl as well as where the Broncos’ chances stand:
Last updated: Sept. 21
Cornerback A.J. Bouye
Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey
Guard Graham Glasgow
Running back Melvin Gordon
Receiver Jerry Jeudy
Receiver KJ Hamler
Center Lloyd Cushenberry
Cornerback Chris Harris Jr.
Center Connor McGovern
Defensive end Derek Wolfe
Tackle Ja’Wuan James (opt-out)
Defensive tackle Kyle Peko (opt-out)
Linebacker Justin Strnad (wrist injury)
Linebacker Von Miller (ankle)
Receiver Courtland Sutton (knee)
Linebacker Mark Barron (hamstring)
Cornerback A.J. Bouye (shoulder)
Running back Phillip Lindsay (turf toe)
Quarterback Drew Lock (shoulder)
Defensive end Dre’Mont Jones (knee)
Defensive end DeMarcus Walker (calf)
Cornerback Davantae Harris (hamstring)
The hope was quarterback Joe Flacco would prove to be an “elite” addition. It was just more fool’s gold for Broncos Country. Denver would use three quarterbacks over the course of the season, but it was the final five games that sparked excitement for the franchise and the fanbase.
Lock led the Broncos to a 4-1 record and the “Drew Train” officially left the station. Yet, despite using three quarterbacks, the Broncos still had a chance at the playoffs. In four games, Denver was on the short end and lost all four of them. Had just one of those losses played out differently, the Broncos could have been a playoff team.
The NFL never runs short of irony. First-year head coach Vic Fangio said at his introductory news conference that Denver would no longer suffer from “death by inches.” As fans look back, two words seem to define the 2019 Broncos: frustration and optimism.
You won’t have any trouble finding the Broncos game on the tube. The NFL has ironclad broadcasting deals in place for all windows of the weekly schedule. Fox and NFL Network handle Thursday nights, NBC does Sunday night, and ESPN has Monday Night Football.
For the main Sunday afternoon slate of games, it’s a tag-team effort for CBS and Fox. The former handles the AFC, while the latter takes care of the NFC. The majority of the Broncos games in the coming season can be found on the CBS package.
Each of the NFL’s broadcasting partners can be found in cable, satellite, and streaming packages. There’s also coverage via the app or online presence for the outlet broadcasting the game, but note that valid provider login credentials will be needed. Also, Yahoo Sports provides streams of the games in your area.
DirecTV has the full Sunday Ticket package, which covers all of the afternoon contests, while NFL RedZone provides coverage of all games in highlight-reel fashion. In short, you have plenty of different options for your viewing pleasure.
For games on the main broadcast networks, you’ll be able to catch the action on the nearest local affiliate. Here’s a list of all of those in the CO area for your reference.
On the radio side, KOA NewsRadio serves as the flagship home for Broncos games. Dave Logan handles play-by-play, while Rick Lewis takes care of color commentary. The audio feed is picked up by numerous outlets across the state.
There are some intriguing dates on the Broncos schedule this season. Among the biggest highlights are a trip to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers and a visit from the New Orleans Saints. Here’s a look at what’s on tap this season.
|Mon. Sep. 14, 2020||vs. Tennessee Titans||10:10 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Sun. Sep. 20, 2020||at Pittsburgh Steelers||1:00 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Sun. Sep. 27, 2020||vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4:25 p.m. ET||FOX|
|Thu. Oct. 1, 2020||at New York Jets||8:20 p.m. ET||NFL|
|Sun. Oct. 11, 2020||at New England Patriots||1:00 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Sun. Oct. 18, 2020||vs. Miami Dolphins||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Sun. Oct. 25, 2020||vs. Kansas City Chiefs||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Sun. Nov. 8, 2020||at Atlanta Falcons||1:00 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Sun. Nov. 15, 2020||at Las Vegas Raiders||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Sun. Nov. 22, 2020||vs. Los Angeles Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Sun. Nov. 29, 2020||vs. New Orleans Saints||4:05 p.m. ET||FOX|
|Sun. Dec. 6, 2020||at Kansas City Chiefs||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|Sun. Dec. 13, 2020||at Carolina Panthers||1:00 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Sun. Dec. 20, 2020||vs. Buffalo Bills||TBD||TBD|
|Sun. Dec. 27, 2020||at Los Angeles Chargers||TBD||TBD|
|Sun. Jan. 3, 2021||vs. Las Vegas Raiders||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
The radio broadcast of Broncos games can also be found on TuneIn radio, which can be accessed online or via a mobile device.