DENVER, Sporting Alert – Watch live streaming coverage of the Sunday Night Football NFL clash between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
The game will be televised live on NBC and streamed live online at NBC Sports Network.
Tom Brady and the Patriots come into the game hunting their 11th successive win on the season, and will start as 2.5-point favourites against a Broncos side, which will be without Peyton Manning for the second straight game.
Manning remains on the sidelines with a foot injury that is expected to keep the veteran quarterback out of action for three weeks.
However, he is available to provide some leadership — with ESPN reporting that he will be on the sideline or in coaches’ booth — and is ready to help Brock Osweiler, who will start his second successive game.
The Broncos are 8-2 on the season.
New England, which is one of the two undefeated teams left in the NFL this campaign, is hoping to join the Carolina Panthers with an 11-0 record.
The AFC leaders will be without receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, but will have Keshawn Martin back.
In the meantime, safety Jordan Richards and defensive end Trey Flowers have joined the list of inactive players for the Patriots, joining the likes of Edelman, Amendola, tight end Michael Williams, linebacker Jamie Collins and cornerback Justin Coleman.
Even without Manning, the Broncos still have a chance to win this game and experts have put this matchup on upset alert.
In his first start last week against the Chicago Bears, Osweiler threw for two touchdowns in the 17-15 victory.
Patriots Inactives: S Jordan Richards, DE Trey Flowers, LB Jamie Collins, TE Michael Williams, CB Justin Coleman, WR Danny Amendola, WR Julian Edelman.
Broncos Inactives: G/C Sam Brenner, CB Lorenzo Doss, TE Richard Gordon, QB Peyton Manning, WR Jordan Norwood, QB Christian Ponder, LB DeMarcus Ware.