The New York Jets will take on the Denver Broncos at 8:20 p.m. ET Thursday at MetLife Stadium. These two teams have had a rocky road up to this point with three consecutive losses apiece.What time, TV, channel is Denver Broncos vs. New York Jets 10/1/20: FREE live stream, watch Thursday Night Football online
How To Watch
When: Thursday at 8:20 p.m. ET
Where: MetLife Stadium — East Rutherford, New Jersey
TV: NFL Network
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Ticket Cost: $10.00
The oddsmakers predicted a rough game for New York this past Sunday, and boy were they were right. They ended up on the wrong side of a painful 36-7 walloping at the Indianapolis Colts’ hands. The Jets were down 31-7 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. QB Sam Darnold had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: despite one touchdown, he threw three interceptions with only 5.79 yards per passing attempt. Darnold’s longest connection was to WR Braxton Berrios for 28 yards in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, the contest between Denver and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past Sunday was not particularly close, with the Broncos falling 28-10. No one had a standout game offensively for Denver, but they got one touchdown from WR Tim Patrick.This next matchup is expected to be close, with New York going off at just a 1.5-point favorite. They have failed bettors playing the spread in all their past three games, so buyers beware.
The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 0-3. A couple offensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: New York is stumbling into the matchup with the fewest yards per game in the league, having accrued only 263.7 on average. The Broncos have experienced some struggles of their own as they are fourth worst in the NFL in overall offensive touchdowns, with only five on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
The Jets are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Broncos, according to the latest NFL odds.The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Broncos as a 2.5-point favorite.Over/Under: -110.See NFL picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. Get picks now.
Series History.New York and Denver both have one win in their last two games.
Picking NFL games so far in the early season hasn’t been as challenging for me as in years past. I went 9-7 against the spread last week for a season record of 29-18-1, which is good by any standards. My straight-up record is 33-14-1.On the Pick-Six Podcast, where we pick our best bets every week, I went 4-2 this past week and I am a sizzling 13-3 with my best bets. That includes a loss with the over in the Ravens-Chiefs game by a half a point in a game that had no business going under.Let’s keep up the hot start and I offer one big tip as we head to Week 4: Play the overs. Until they can show otherwise, the NFL defenses
As the Broncos head into this prime-time matchup, they’ll do so with Brett Rypien making his first start at quarterback. The second-year quarterback got his first game action on Sunday against Tampa Bay, and he moved the ball quickly on the team’s final drive. He completed eight of his nine passes for 53 yards, but his final pass on fourth down was intercepted. Against New York’s defense, which features 2019 third-overall pick DL Quinnen Williams, Denver’s offensive line will have to hold up better than they have over the previous two weeks to give Rypien time to throw as receivers work to get open.
On the other side of the ball, the Jets have a pair of speedy receivers in Jamison Crowder and Braxton Berrios, and they have a promising young QB in Sam Darnold, the 2018 third-overall pick. Darnold has thrown four interceptions already, so defensively, look for savvy veterans Kareem Jackson and Justin Simmons to try to get their mitts on some of his passes. At 37 years old, iron-man running back Frank Gore is the team’s leading rusher after Le’Veon Bell was placed on injured reserve earlier this season. Paving the way for Gore on the left side will be 2020 11th-overall pick Mekhi Becton, who is an imposing figure at 6-foot-7 and 363 pounds.INJURY UPDATE
The Broncos lost two more starters for the season, as defensive lineman Jurrell Casey and right tackle Elijah Wilkinson suffered serious bicep and leg injuries, respectively, on Sunday. Drew Lock is still out as he recovers from a shoulder injury he suffered in Week 2, but Phillip Lindsay could make his return to the field on Thursday. Head Coach Vic Fangio said Lindsay is “trending in the right direction” as he continues to heal from a Week 1 toe injury. New York, meanwhile, might get WR Jamison Crowder back from a hamstring injury after he missed the last two weeks. Like the Broncos, the Jets only estimated practice statuses for the short week, but WR Breshad Perriman and LB Jordan Willis both were listed as DNP (did not practice). Becton was another notable addition, as he was lsited as a limited participant in practice on both Monday and Tuesday.
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