What channel is Patriots vs. Broncos on today? Schedule, time for Sunday Night Football in Week 16

The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos face off tonight in a clash to two teams with different motivations. The Patriots could be playing for head coach Bill Belichick’s job and/or a higher draft pick, while the Broncos need a win for a chance at the postseason.

The Patriots, who have statistically the worst offense in the NFL, have actually looked competent the past two weeks. New England scored 17 and 21 points over the past two weeks, respectively, after it failed to put up more than eight points in its previous three matches.

The Broncos, meanwhile, were riding a five-game winning streak and were almost keeping pace in the AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs before going 1-2 in their past three games. Both sides of the ball had looked vastly improved as well before a 42-17 loss to the Detroit Lions this past week.

The quarterback play will be at the center of attention in this one.

Bailey Zappe should get another start under center, but his hold on the role could be just as tenuous as the man he replaced – Mac Jones. The fact that he’s led the offense to some of their best performances of the year cannot be discounted, though. The Patriots’ skill position players are severely lacking, as well, with tight end Hunter Henry and running back Ezekiel Elliott being the only few bright spots.

Russell Wilson looked like his old self during the Broncos’ winning streak before he turned back into a mediocre quarterback over the past two games. Wilson completed 71.64 percent of his passes and averaged 178.8 passing yards with eight touchdown during the five-game winning streak, but completed fewer than 60 percent of his passes for 633 yards and only four touchdowns with four interceptions during his past three games.

Here is everything you need to know about Patriots vs. Broncos, including TV and streaming options for the game.

What channel is ‘Sunday Night Football’ on tonight?

Patriots vs. Broncos will air on NFL Network, but will also be simulcast on local ABC affiliates. Viewers in the Boston area can watch on WCVB (Channel 5) while those in Denver can watch on KMGH (Channel 7).

Rich Eisen (play-by-play announcer) and former NFL quarterback , Kurt Warner (color analyst) will be on the call.

Viewers can also stream the game on Fubo TV. For a limited time, new subscribers can save $40 on Fubo’s Pro, Elite and Premier plans. Fubo has a free trial, so you can try before you buy.

Fans in Canada can watch Patriots vs. Broncos on DAZN, which carries NFL Game Pass.

Patriots vs. Broncos start time

  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 24
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. ET | 5:20 p.m. PT

Patriots vs. Broncos will kick off around 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 24. The game will be played at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.

New England Patriots schedule 2023

Week Date Opponent/Result Kickoff time (ET) TV channel
1 Sept. 10 Eagles 25, Patriots 20
2 Sept. 17 Dolphins 24, Patriots 17
3 Sept. 24 Patriots 15, Jets 10
4 Oct. 1 Cowboys 38, Patriots 3
5 Oct. 8 Saints 34, Cowboys 0
6 Oct. 15 Raiders 21, Patriots 17
7 Oct. 22 Patriots 29, Bills 25 
8 Oct. 29 Dolphins 31, Patriots 17
9 Nov. 5 Commanders 20, Patriots 17
10 Nov. 12 Colts 10, Patriots 6
11   BYE    
12 Nov. 26 Giants 10, Patriots 7
13 Dec. 3 Chargers 6, Patriots 0
14 Dec. 7 Patriots 21, Steelers 18
15 Dec. 17 Chiefs 27, Patriots 17
16 Dec. 24 at Broncos 8:15 p.m. NFL Network
17 Dec. 31 at Bills 1 p.m. CBS
18 Jan. 7 vs. Jets TBD TBD

Denver Broncos schedule 2023

Week Date Opponent/Result Kickoff time (ET) TV channel
1 Sept. 10 Raiders 17, Broncos 16
2 Sept. 17 Commanders 35, Raiders 33
3 Sept. 24 Dolphins 70, Broncos 20
4 Oct. 1 Broncos 31, Bears 28
5 Oc. 8 Jets 31, Broncos 21
6 Oct. 12 Chiefs 19, Broncos 8
7 Oct. 22 Broncos 19, Packers 17
8 Oct. 29 Broncos 24, Chiefs 9
9   BYE    
10 Nov. 13 Broncos 24, Bills 22
11 Nov. 19 Broncos 21, Vikings 20
12 Nov. 26 Broncos 29, Browns 12
13 Dec. 3 Texans 22, Broncos 17
14 Dec. 10 Broncos 24, Chargers 7
15 Dec. 16 Lions 42, Broncos 17
16 Dec. 24 vs. Patriots 8:15 p.m. NFL Network
17 Dec. 31 vs. Chargers 4:25 p.m. CBS
18 Jan. 7 at Raiders TBD TBD

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