The Broncos and Chargers have a lot to live up to — in more ways than one.
In Week 5, the Raiders and Chiefs played a stellar game that came down to the last Vegas possession in the fourth, and resulted in the Chiefs just barely eking out a win over their AFC West rivals, 30-29.
The Broncos (2-3) and the Chargers (3-2) have an opportunity to live up to the entertainment of that game — but also have an opportunity to live up to their playoff expectations this season.
It’s been something of a nightmare start for Russell Wilson and Nathaniel Hackett in Denver: While the team isn’t entirely underwater yet, Hackett’s uninspiring coaching decisions and Wilson’s uninspiring play haven’t done much to put Broncos country at ease so far.
The Chargers are benefitting from another great start to the season from Justin Herbert (10 touchdowns to two interceptions), but Brandon Staley is once again seemingly getting in the way of the Chargers’ success. Still, Los Angeles is in prime position to push its division rival further down the standings.
Here’s how to catch the AFC West follow-up on Monday night:
What channel is Broncos vs. Chargers on today?
- Game: Broncos at Chargers
- Date: Monday, Oct. 17
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN+, fuboTV (U.S.) | DAZN (Canada)
Broncos vs. Chargers is the “Monday Night Football” matchup for Week 6, meaning Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be in the booth and Lisa Salters will report from the sideline.
There will be no “Manningcast” featuring Peyton and Eli Manning for this game.
Those who choose to stream “MNF” have several options. FuboTV carries the ESPN family of networks as well as CBS, Fox, NBC and NFL Network, which means they will be able to stream local games throughout the 2022 season. FuboTV also offers a free trial.
ESPN+, the network’s proprietary streaming service, will also carry Broncos vs. Chargers.
Viewers in Canada will be able to stream the game via DAZN.
What time is Broncos vs. Chargers on today?
- Date: Monday, Oct. 17
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET (6:15 p.m. MT/5:15 p.m. PT)
Kickoff for Monday night is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. That’s the customary start time for “Monday Night Football” games.
The Broncos will travel to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, meaning the game will start at 5:15 p.m. local time and 6:15 p.m. in Denver.
NFL live stream for Broncos vs. Chargers
Broncos vs. Chargers will be simulcast on ESPN and ABC. That means it will be available to stream on the ESPN app, as well as ESPN+.
Cord-cutters can watch “Monday Night Football” with fuboTV, which carries ESPN and ABC and also offers a free trial. FuboTV also carries CBS, Fox, NFL Network and NBC, so users can find most locally broadcast NFL games.
Other streaming options for Broncos vs. Chargers are as follows:
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||Free?||Cost||Free trial?|
|Yahoo! Sports App||Yes||Yes||—||—|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$69.99/month||Yes|
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2022
- Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN app, ESPN+, fuboTV
ESPN made one of the biggest splashes of the broadcasting offseason when it signed Buck and Aikman to work “Monday Night Football,” pulling them away from Fox. Buck will handle play-by-play, while Aikman will provide color commentary.
“Monday Night Football” games can be watched on the ESPN app, through ESPN+ or on fuboTV, which offers a free trial. ESPN+ will also have exclusive coverage of the Oct. 30 matchup in London between the Broncos and Jaguars, which will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET.
|1||Sept. 12||Seattle Seahawks 17, Denver Broncos 16|
|2||Sept. 19||Buffalo Bills 41, Tennessee Titans 7|
|2||Sept. 19||Philadelphia Eagles 24, Minnesota Vikings 7|
|3||Sept. 26||Dallas Cowboys 23, New York Giants 16|
|4||Oct. 3||San Francisco 49ers 24, Los Angeles Rams 9|
|5||Oct. 10||Kansas City Chiefs 30, Las Vegas Raiders 29|
|6||Oct. 17||Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers|
|7||Oct. 24||Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots|
|8||Oct. 31||Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns|
|9||Nov. 7||Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints|
|10||Nov. 14||Washington Commanders vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|11||Nov. 21||San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals (at Mexico City)|
|12||Nov. 28||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|13||Dec. 5||New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|14||Dec. 12||New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals|
|15||Dec. 19||Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers|
|16||Dec. 26||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|17||Jan. 2||Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals|