Kickoff is scheduled for 6:15 pm Mile High time on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.
13:15 MT: The Broncos raised running back Devine Ozigbo, safety Anthony Harris and outside linebacker Jonathan Kongbo of the practice team before their game against the Colts on TNF.
5:00 p.m. MT: Some surprises for the inactive Broncos tonight. Right tackle Billy Turner looks like he could go in a Denver uniform for the first time this game. He will be active. review the Full list of inactives for this Broncos-Colts game here.
18:19 MT: Nyheim Hines was eliminated from the game early. After being hit and tackled, he clearly had problems with motor skills. With the NFL’s concussion protocol under fire in recent weeks, we can assume they’ll be very careful with Hines here.
18:25 MT: After forcing the Colts to make a 3-pointer and go out on their first drive, Russell Wilson and the Broncos quickly headed down the field into the red zone. However, their momentum would stall at the 15-yard line, where Brandon McManus would put them up 3-0 in the first quarter.
18:53 MT: The first quarter would come to an end with a battle of three and outs forming. Outside of the Broncos’ first drive that ended in a field goal, both teams have mostly punted and a three-and-out is usually how they got there. Complete summary of the first trimester.
19:01 MT: Denver finally got things going. However, as they were threatening the red zone, Garett Bolles moved early to a hard count from Russell Wilson that backed them up. KJ Hamler nearly broke up a third pass for six but was brought down near the goalposts. McManus would put Denver up 6-0 in the second quarter.
7:11 PM MT: With the Colts driving and just two plays from Phillip Lindsay opening a 16-yard gain, Matt Ryan would try to force the ball down the middle of the field to a waiting Caden Sterns. He would intercept the ball and return it to the Broncos 37-yard line to keep the Colts scoreless.
19:36 MT: Ronald Darby appeared limping on a play late in the first half and was carried into the locker room. He is questionable to return.
19:41 MT: The Colts drove to the 15-yard line, but consecutive sacks by the Broncos defense for big losses put them in a 3-and-38 situation. They gained enough yards to give them a 52-yard field goal attempt to reduce the Broncos lead to 6-3 just before halftime. Full summary of the second trimester.
19:44 MT: Word broke at halftime that ILB Josey Jewell is also questionable to return with a knee problem. He was limping in the Colts’ final drive and now he’s unlikely to play in the second half. It would be OUT to start the second half.
Week 5 starts with Thursday night football and the Denver Broncos (2-2) will host the Indianapolis Colts (1-2-1) in his third prime-time game this season. Both teams have stumbled out of the gates as their new quarterbacks discover their new teams.
Matt Ryan is throwing a lot of interceptions, but in his last two games he’s gotten much better with a 4-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. However, he has nine fumbles this season and that’s one area the Broncos’ defense could exploit. Ryan has turned the ball over eight times in total in four games.
Meanwhile, Russell Wilson has been up and down and everywhere in his start in Denver. He hasn’t been prone to turnovers like Ryan, but he also hasn’t been able to find any consistency on offense this season. He had his most efficient game last week, but a terrible third quarter led to a deficit the team couldn’t overcome.
In alliance with Draft Kings sports bettingI’m covering all my picks this year on TallySight. Our staff is pretty sure the Broncos can get a win here in our weekly score predictions and he was more confident than most with a 27-17 score prediction there. I think this is a game that Denver walks away from against the Colts.