In Week 18 of the NFL season, Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos take on the Los Angeles Chargers from Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. Here is how to watch the 4:25 PM EST kickoff live without cable on CBS.
Russell Wilson has struggled as the Bronco’s QB. Can he get healthy and turn things around in the Mile High City?
NFL fans in Colorado will want to tune in to watch. You can live stream Denver Broncos games on a host of different devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, and more.
Our top pick for watching the Broncos is DIRECTV STREAM. With DIRECTV STREAM, Broncos fans can watch the team on their local CBS or FOX affiliate, and as an added bonus, have the option of upgrading to receive Altitude Sports and AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain broadcasts for Avalanche, Nuggets, and Rockies games in-market.
Paramount+ carries KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver as part of its NFL on CBS package, and is a great budget pick for in-market Broncos fans, although there will be some holes in coverage.
Watch KCNC-TV, CBS 4 Denver, ABC, FOX, ESPN, NBC, and upgrade for Altitude Sports and AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain broadcasts.
$74.99 / month
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Budget pick. Watch the Broncos on your local CBS affiliate across the mountain west.
$4.99 / month
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Table of Contents
- How to watch this week’s Broncos game
- The most important channels for Broncos fans
- Can I watch the Denver Broncos on Fubo TV?
- Can I watch the Denver Broncos on Paramount+?
- Can I watch the Denver Broncos on DirecTV Stream?
- Can I watch the Denver Broncos on Hulu + Live TV?
- Can I watch the Denver Broncos on YouTube TV?
- If you don’t live in Denver
- Watching the Denver Broncos FAQ
- More NFL Teams
How to watch this week’s Broncos game
What channel are the Broncos on this week? We list the 2022 Denver Broncos TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.
The most important channels for Broncos fans
The most important channels for Broncos fans are CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC. We have listed all of the live TV streaming providers, and which ones carry these channels, below.
|Fubo||DIRECTV STREAM||Paramount+||Hulu + Live TV||Sling Orange & Blue||YouTube TV|
$74.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$4.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$50 / month
$72.99 / month
Note: Sling TV carries FOX and NBC, but only in select markets.
As I established above, the Broncos are one of the most televised teams, and are regularly on CBS affiliates across the mountain west. If you live in one one of these regions, the options that follow are your best bet for streaming Broncos games.
Can I watch the Denver Broncos on Fubo TV?
Fubo TV has all the channels Broncos fans across the mountain west need to watch games every Sunday, plus ESPN and NBC for nationally televised games.
As an added bonus, Fubo is one of two live TV streaming providers that carries AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountains, which is the local RSN for Denver sports. With AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain, fans will have access to the Colorado Rockies regular season in-market.
Can I watch the Denver Broncos on Paramount+?
Paramount+ does not have the full channel roster Broncos fans need to watch every single game, and yet, with the rollout of the NFL on CBS, which offers an extensive lineup of AFC action, Paramount+ is a great budget option. Fans can save over $700 per year versus a platform like Fubo. If the primary goal is just watching AFC NFL games, Paramount+ isn’t a bad choice.
Can I watch the Denver Broncos on DirecTV Stream?
DirecTV Stream offers all the channels you need to watch the Broncos without cable, but also features AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountains, which like Fubo TV, offers a complete solution for watching Denver sports, all in one platform.
Can I watch the Denver Broncos on Hulu + Live TV?
Another option that offers the NFL channels Broncos fans need.
Read our full Hulu + Live TV review for more details, including the pros and cons of their ESPN+ bundle.
Can I watch the Denver Broncos on YouTube TV?
YouTube TV features the channels you need to watch the Broncos, plus a number of attractive features built just for sports fans.
Read our full YouTube TV sports review for more details.
If you don’t live in Denver
If you don’t live in Denver, or the mountain west, you will likely get a regional game on Sundays instead of the Broncos. To circumvent this and get out-of-market games, the best bet is to buy NFL Sunday Ticket.
DirecTV Stream + NFL Sunday Ticket
NFL Sunday Ticket will be an extra fee above and beyond DirecTV Stream, but it will allow you to choose which games you want to tune into on Sundays.
After the 2022 season, NFL Sunday Ticket will be a streaming first platform. Note: that for 2022, in order to be eligible for NFL Sunday Ticket.TV, NFL fans must be able to show they aren’t able to install a satellite dish where they live. As a practical matter, this means single family homes don’t qualify and apartments and condos do.
Watching the Denver Broncos FAQ
Nate Silver’s 538 blog ranks the Broncos as one of the most televised NFL teams in terms of geographic scope of the broadcasts, which means the Broncos are often on TV across much of the west, even well outside of Denver.
When you study maps from 506 Sports, a site that tracks the ever changing regional landscape of NFL broadcasts, you see that the Broncos are often on TV not only in Colorado, but also Montana, Western Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and even Nevada. Consider this map of the games on TV for December, 19, 2021. The Broncos and Bengals game, as a late kickoff, is available on local CBS affiliates across large swaths of the west. This means that, for purposes of TV rights, Denver has many more fans who can get their games on local affiliates than some other franchises, like the Bills or Jags who are broadcast far more narrowly. This is one of the reasons the Broncos are such a popular franchise. They win, yes, but they are also on TV quite a bit.
No, you can’t watch Broncos games on Altitude Sports. Altitude Sports carries in-market Avalanche and Nuggets games, but not Broncos games.