Colts vs. Broncos Game: live stream, Time, TV schedule info

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Andrew Luck is back and he looks just as good as ever. The Indianapolis Colts, however, do not.

Luck’s Colts definitely let him down in the team’s season opener against the Detroit Lions, and he’ll be hoping the team around him is better when they face the Denver Broncos game on Sunday. Luck completed 31 of 47 passes for 385 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.

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He was only assisted by 59 yards on the ground from Frank Gore, and was sacked twice for a loss of 17 yards. The big issue though, was the defense, which allowed Matthew Stafford to complete 31 of 39 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.

Both teams were able to pass the ball, but the Lions were the only team that could run, with 116 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 24 team rushes. The Colts simply looked bad on the defensive side of the ball, and when that happens, there’s little he can do to guide his team to a win.

Against the Broncos, things should be even tougher. The Broncos game, despite starting Trevor Siemian at quarterback, took down the Carolina Panthers, the team that finished 15-1 in the regular season last year, in their opener. Denver looked great on defense, and Luck will be hard-pressed taking down the Broncos the same way he shredded the Lions secondary.

If there’s one thing going Luck’s way, it’s that he’s been good against the Broncos in the past. In fact, the Colts have won eight of their last nine games against the Broncos. That includes three of four with Luck as the starter.

Broncos game running back C.J. Anderson said the Colts “got our number,” and it certainly looks that way given their recent history. Anderson looked good against the Panthers, putting up 92 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, while catching four passes for 47 yards and another touchdown.

Siemian was anything but perfect in his starting debut for the Broncos game. He completed 18 of 26 passes for 178 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. The Broncos game narrowly beat the Panthers, winning 21-20 after the Panthers missed a field goal in in the final five minutes of play.

Anderson was responsible for both fourth-quarter touchdowns that put the Broncos ahead in their opener. He’ll be eyeing the Lions’ success running the football against Indianapolis and will be hoping for a big day.

Meanwhile, the Colts need Frank Gore to break off some of the long runs that have defined his career. Gore had a 4.2 yards per carry average in Week 1, but they simply need more out of him going forward. Gore is getting up there in years, and whether or not he can provide that oomph over the course of a 16 game season is up for debate.

Sunday’s game is set to begin at 4:25 p.m. It will be played in Colorado, and will be broadcast on CBS. Their top announcing team, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, will call the game along with sideline reporter Tracey Wolfson.

How to Watch Colts vs. Broncos Game on Sunday

Time: 4:25 p.m. ET

Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.


Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracey Wolfson

Online Streaming: NFL Live Stream

Rams vs. Broncos live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

Lost amidst the Denver Broncos’ quarterback drama is the fact that their defense looks to be just as dominant as it was last year. That may come as a surprise, considering the Broncos lost Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan in free agency. But through two preseason games, Denver’s first-string defense has been sharp, and it will look to continue that trend at home Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams.

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According to Mile High Report, the Broncos’ No. 1 defense has been on the field for 16 plays this summer. They’ve allowed just 47 yards and sacked the quarterback twice. Not too shabby.

But of course, all eyes Saturday will be on Trevor Siemian, who will try to take control of the starting quarterback job before the season opener against the Carolina Panthers Sept. 8. Siemian and Mark Sanchez have both struggled this summer, turning the ball over in last week’s 31-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Siemian’s passing line of 10-of-14 with 75 yards looks fairly respectable, but he also lobbed up a pick-six.

Sanchez didn’t throw an interception, but fumbled twice and was sacked on three occasions. He finished 10-of-17 passing for 120 yards.

Head coach Gary Kubiak says all three of his quarterbacks, including rookie Paxton Lynch, will play an equal amount of time against the Rams Saturday night. Lynch has been the most impressive one this preseason, completing 6 of 7 passes for 74 yards in the opener. He wasn’t as efficient last week, though, when he went 15-of-26 for 113 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Despite their QB woes, a couple of Broncos’ positional players have shined this month. Running back C.J. Anderson ripped off a 19-yard touchdown run last week, showing that he possesses the explosiveness to live up to his four-year, $18 million contract extension. Tight end Virgil Green, who has largely been a blocking tight end during his first five NFL seasons, now appears ready to break out. He caught four passes for 57 yards against the 49ers.

The Rams are 2-0 this preseason, but their record is secondary to the development of No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. He was a little better in Week 2, completing 8 of 12 passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. But his outing paled in comparison to Case Keenum, who went 4-of-5 for 53 yards and two touchdowns before handing off the ball to Goff.

Running back Todd Gurley should also be active for the second consecutive game. He made his preseason debut last week — he was held out during his rookie campaign while he recovered from a torn ACL — and rushed for a touchdown. Given the tenuousness of the Rams’ QB situation, Gurley may have to carry the load offensively yet again.

One of the two rookie quarterbacks who’ll take the field Saturday has a legitimate chance to start Week 1. But it’s Lynch, not Goff, and that’s not the ideal scenario for either team.

How to watch

When: 9 p.m. ET

Where: Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colo.

Online: NFL Live Stream FREE



Denver Broncos look for a little more happiness in the return game

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos don’t need help at many spots on the depth chart.

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But one place where the Broncos would like a player to emerge is at punt or kickoff returner.

“We’re going to look at some guys there and see who steps up,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “We want to find those guys.”

On a roster that’s crowded at plenty of positions, there isn’t much room. But the Broncos are on the hunt for impact players in the return games.

Wide receiver Jordan Norwood, who had six punt returns in the regular season to go with four punt returns in the postseason — his 61-yard punt return in the Super Bowl win was the longest in the title game’s history — is in the mix.

Last season it was actually wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders who led the team in punt returns, with 17, but as a regular on offense and one of the key receivers, the Broncos would prefer not to use him on special teams.

Often, because of Sanders’ ability to reliably catch punts, he was put in only to make the catch and he had more fair catches (20) last season than his 17 returns.

“I’ll do whatever they need me to do,” Sanders said. “They know that.”

The bottom line is, Denver has not had consistent success in the return game. Trindon Holliday was explosive, but he was often a feast-or-famine player as a returner.

Since the start of the 1999 season, the Broncos have not had a player finish in the top 10 in punt return average in a season when they also made the playoffs. Over that same span, they’ve had a little more success with kickoff returns as Holliday (2013), Chris Cole (2003) and Deltha O’Neal (2000) have finished in the league’s top 10 in average yards per kickoff return in a year when the Broncos also made the playoffs.

The Broncos did add some potential returners among their undrafted rookies, including Bralon Addison and Kalif Raymond. Both have shown some explosiveness early in camp but they both play wide receiver, a crowded spot on the depth chart.

And Kubiak has consistently said he would prefer if the Broncos didn’t have a specialist as a returner. Raymond had an impact day in Sunday’s practice as a receiver, which caught Kubiak’s eye.

“Kalif is very explosive, not very big, but very explosive,” Kubiak said. “I think he understands his role and how he can make this team as a returner, slot-type player for us.”

Raymond, is listed at 160 pounds though he says he’s heavier than that. He was clocked electronically at 10.7 in the 100 meters for the Holy Cross track team, which would make him one of the fastest players on the Broncos roster. Raymond also ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at Harvard’s pro day before the draft.

“I’ll go out there and snap the ball if they need me to,” Raymond said. “I come out here and make sure whatever they put me at I do it 110 percent, even at receiver or returner.”

The four preseason games will have a big impact on the decisions that get made.

“We like the potential in the group, we think we’ll find the guy we want for those jobs,” Kubiak said.