Head coach Todd Bowles is taking a lot of heat in New York for his conservative game calling after the Jets’ third consecutive loss. New York has not gotten much offense since their opening day upset of the Detroit Lions.
Behind rookie quarterback Sam Darnold, the Jets have scored only 41 points in three weeks, including their 31-12 loss to the Jaguars. Fans blame the coaches more than Darnold, noting the Jets running game is being stacked up because Bowles won’t let Darnold throw deep.
Meanwhile, the Broncos come off two consecutive losses, includinga crushing last-minute defeat at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs Monday.
Denver almost pulled off the upset of the undefeated Chiefs, but the defense couldn’t stop a last-second drive, while the Chiefs’ defense made the play that stopped the Broncos’ bid for a last-second comeback.
Most concerning, however, is Case Keenum’s third consecutive game without a touchdown pass. His tandem of rookie rushers, Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman each found the end zone with impressive runs.
Keenum, signed as a priority free agent by John Elway ahead of Kirk Cousins, also threw his sixth interception. That is one less than all last season, although it took a great play by the Chiefs’ defender to pull it away from the receiver.
Denver’s defense is not as good as last week’s opponent, but it is good enough for Jets fans to be concerned that another conservative game plan will be easily thwarted.
The temptation to limit his young quarterback’s exposure to Vonn Miller and the rest of the Broncos pass rushers will weigh on Bowles’ mind. But relying on the running game against the Broncos is not that much better an option.
Will Bowles challenge the Broncos defense on a short week? Can the Jets defense stymie Keenum again? It will be an interesting game to watch.
How to watch the Jets vs Broncos game
CBS Sports will broadcast this AFC matchup in the early slot of games Sunday in a limited number of markets.
But even if you are in the Denver or New York area, the over the air or cable/satellite broadcast won’t do you much good if you joined the millions of NFL fans who cut the cord with traditional television providers.
For us, DirecTV Now offers live stream NFL action, including the Broncos playing the Jets. DirecTV Now streams the CBS feed to any internet-connected device, including your phone, computer, or Internet-connected television.
Fubo TV will also offer live stream coverage of the Jets vs Broncos game. PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube, and Sling offer live stream NFL action across much of the country, too.
Check out their websites to see what is available in your area and take advantage of their free trial offers.
Who will win the Jets vs. Broncos game?
Despite playing what is arguably the best team in the NFL tough in Week 4. Jets vs Broncos live stream online game on CBS Network. The Broncos come into this game as slight underdogs to the 1-3 Jets.
Oddsmakers appear to be considering the Broncos’ short week and road venue as much as actual talent. Another strong defensive showing by both teams could lead to a low-scoring, ugly affair.
It will come down to which quarterback can successfully stretch the field. Neither will have an easy time of it. But the experience at quarterback and wide receiver give the edge to Denver.
If coach Vance Joseph can get his charges past the emotional letdown of Monday Night’s loss, the Broncos should pull off a mild upset. Final score: Broncos 20, Jets 16