The NFL schedule 2013 live stream and TV games kick off Thursday, Sept. 5 with a classic AFC matchup. In tonight's game, the Ravens and Broncos will battle on the gridiron, reprising their intense playoff game from last season. In that game, the Ravens outlasted the Broncos and ended up going to the Super Bowl. Could the Broncos get there this year? Tonight's televised and live streaming NFL game will be presented for views thanks to NBC.
According to NFL.com on Sept. 4, the Broncos will have to win this one without one of their stars as Champ Bailey will reportedly sit out this game. Bailey suffered a sprained left foot during a preseason game back on Aug. 17 so the team has been taking precautions with him ever since. Chris Harris and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will be stepping in to try to make up for his absence at the cornerback spot.
Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio had positive remarks about Rodgers-Cromartie, telling the Denver Post:
"I do believe we acquired a really good football player in Dominique. But we also have one that's going to be sitting out in Champ. We'll tee it up and play. I'm not really big on making predictions. I'm big on getting our guys ready to the best of their ability, going out there and competing."
Other players out for the Broncos tonight include running back C.J. Anderson (knee), centers Dan Koppen (knee) and J.D. Walton (ankle), as well as tight end Joel Dresseen (knee) and defensive end Quanterus Smith (knee). Defensive end Derek Wolfe had a recent neck injury but is probably, as is tackle Ryan Clady who is returning from a shoulder issue.
For the Ravens, they have multiple injured players with many reported as "out indefinitely," "doubtful," or even out for the season. Some of the names who are on the list include linebackers D.J Bryant (knee) and Jameel McClain (back), as well as defensive ends Kapron Lewis-Moore (knee) and Arthur Jones (knee).
Two Ravens players are currently suspended: safety Christian Thompson and cornerback Asa Jackson. Thompson violated the NFL's substance abuse policy and will miss the first four games including tonight's game against Denver. Jackson violated the league's PED policy back in early August and will miss the first 8 games of the season, also including tonight's game.
Both teams have a clean slate heading into tonight's contest, but the sting of the AFC playoff double overtime loss may still remain for the Broncos. The team had been on an 11-game win streak heading into that contest and were considered Super Bowl favorites. Denver is among the early favorites this season, along with the Seattle Seahawks. Current odds have the Broncos favored by 7 1/2 points and an over/under of about 48 points for the teams combined in this game.
Tonight's Ravens vs. Broncos game has a start time of 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. NBC will present televised coverage at that time for cable and satellite TV viewers. There's also a live stream of tonight's game being presented over at NBC Sports Live Extra. The Live Extra site is advertising a start time of 8 p.m. EST. Several other ways to catch tonight's game include the NFL Redzone channel on TV, or the Verizon NFL Mobile app for various devices. Additionally, fans can listen to the game on Sirius XM satellite radio channel 86.