The preseason is almost over. Finally.
The Denver Broncos were lucky this season as two of their three preseason games came at home. They’ll host the Minnesota Vikings here today and then get ready to finalize their 53-man roster by Tuesday.
For this final preseason game, the real battle is between the two quarterbacks vying for the backup job behind Russell Wilson. Veteran Josh Johnson was hired and initially had the job heading into the first preseason game, but Brett Rypien started last week. The winner will likely be the guy who can show coach Hackett who can be the most consistent quarterback on the field.
“Consistency,” Hackett said Thursday. “Consistency is the main thing. You want to make sure they’re coming out, executing the plan, understanding when we want to change plays or keep the same play, understanding progressions and all that stuff, and making good decisions. Up to this point, they’ve made some pretty good decisions, so we want them to continuously deal with the ball as well.”
That will be the battle to really watch here with court day just 72 hours away.
Here’s how to watch.
When: Saturday, August 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm Mile High time
Where: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado
Channel: 9News – KYVD-20
Announcers: Steve Levy (play-by-play), Chad Brown (analyst), Ryan Harris (analyst), and Rod Mackey (secondary reporting)
local radios: KOA-850 AM | 94.1 FM & El Zorro – 103.5 FM | Dave Logan (play-by-play), Rick Lewis (analyst) and Susie Wargin (side reporting)
Broncos-Vikings Betting Odds
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Broncos are 1-point home underdogs to the visiting Vikings. That likely has to do with coach Nathaniel Hackett’s insistence not to play most of the team’s starters in any preseason games.
History of clashes
The Broncos used to dominate the Vikings in preseason games. They were 5-2 against them until the year John Elway came in. That started a six-game preseason losing streak to the Vikings, the last in 2018. The good news is that the Broncos finally snapped that streak last year by beating Minnesota. . It’s preseason, though, so it doesn’t really count.
We made some big changes to the podcast lineup this season. If you have been listening, you will have noticed a change. We have a lot of new voices and I think we’ll start to hit a good stride in Week 1. Here are some full podcasts from our team this week.
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Laurie is back with another episode of MHR Roundup previewing the final preseason game. The last chance for some players to prove they deserve a roster spot before court day on Tuesday.
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