The 2014 NFL playoffs live stream and televised games schedule concludes on Sunday evening as the top team in the AFC hosts one of the surprising Wild Card entrants. It will be Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos hosting Philip Rivers and the surging San Diego Chargers with a trip to face the Patriots in the AFC Championship game on the line. The latest televised and live stream NFL playoffs game on the schedule arrives courtesy of CBS sports sources on Sunday afternoon.
A Fox News report from Jan. 11 indicates that wide receiver Wes Welker plans to return play for the Broncos after missing a month due to concussions. The former New England Patriots star, who became a Denver Bronco during the offseason, missed 3 1/2 games due to the issue, but says “he has no apprehensions about concussions or rust.” Welker should be part of the lineup for Sunday’s game, making for some good news for quarterback Peyton Manning as the talented Welker is probably one of his favorite receivers of the group.
"One of the first times I've been out of the game on the sidelines, so I'm very anxious to get back.”
Welker added with regards to how quickly he’s able to bounce back and play after the hiatus:
“Yeah, when you've played as long as I have it comes back pretty quick. I really wasn't too worried about that.”
Today Denver (13-3), currently 27th in the league in passing defense, will to try to stop the Chargers’ Rivers and the fourth-best passing offense (270.5 yards per game). San Diego (10-7) also ranks thirteenth in rushing with 122.8 yards per game, and 12th in rushing defense, limiting opponents to just 107.8 yards per game. The Broncos rank 15th in the rushing offense category and first in passing thanks to Manning’s 450 completions for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns, which has him as the top passer in the game this past season.
The last time these two squads met up was back on Dec. 12 in Denver, where the Chargers pulled off a surprising 27-20 upset, to begin their playoff push. The Broncos closed out the season with two wins en route to finishing as the No. 1 seed in the AFC, and are now looking towards a trip to the AFC Championship game, which they would host if they win. Should the Chargers pull off another upset in Denver, they'll play at New England with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. Will Manning or Rivers win today's shootout in Denver?
Odds makers have the Denver opened up as 9 1/2-point favorites in today’s game, but have fallen slightly to about 8-point favorites at various books. The over/under points total is set around 54-1/2 to 55 1/2 at various sports books. Weather is expected to be mostly sunny with a gusty wind and kickoff temperature around 50 degrees.
Sunday’s NFL Divisional playoffs game featuring the Chargers vs. Broncos has a scheduled start time of 4:40 p.m. EST. CBS will televised the game in standard and hi-definition formats for cable and satellite viewers. In addition, the CBS Sports NFL live video site will have a live streaming feed for today’s game for fans to enjoy free online. See more info here for how to watch today’s NFL game live streaming online.