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 just played a game, in the NFL, with none of their quarterbacks eligible to play. It went about as you would expect with the New Orleans Saints winning 31-3. Up next is Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Here are the current odds:
There’s not much to say after Denver’s game against the Saints. When you have a practice squad receiver as your primary quarterback? Massive props to Kendall Hinton. Now the Broncos turn their attention to a division rival they’ve lost to 10-straight times. Hopefully one of the QBs can play this weekend. Even if Lock does play, the odds aren’t in Denver’s favor as Mahomes and Kansas City is a machine. But stranger things have happened, and it is 2020.
Denver never fares well at Arrowhead Stadium in December. At least the weather shouldn’t be an issue come Sunday. Check the weather and consider the environment before placing your bets:
The Broncos have won six-straight games when Lindsay has at least 15 carries. If Denver can run the ball, it has a chance vs the Saints.
This won’t be a “Black” Friday after all. The CO market gets to watch & wager on Peyton Manning at The Match III. Some Peyton is better than no Peyton.
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||16-14 loss|
|Sun. Sep. 20, 2020||at Pittsburgh Steelers||1:00 p.m. ET||CBS||26-21 loss|
|Sun. Sep. 27, 2020||vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4:25 p.m. ET||FOX||28-10 loss|
|Thu. Oct. 1, 2020||at New York Jets||8:20 p.m. ET||NFL||37-28 win|
|Sun. Oct. 18, 2020||at New England Patriots||1:00 p.m. ET||CBS||18-12 win|
|Sun. Oct. 25, 2020||vs. Kansas City Chiefs||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS||43-16 loss|
|Sun. Nov. 1, 2020||vs. Los Angeles Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS||31-30 win|
|Sun. Nov. 8, 2020||at Atlanta Falcons||1:00 p.m. ET||CBS||34-27 loss|
|Sun. Nov. 15, 2020||at Las Vegas Raiders||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS||37-12 loss|
|Sun. Nov. 22, 2020||vs. Miami Dolphins||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS||20-13 win|
|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||4:30 p.m. ET||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.