The Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady rivalry will be revived this weekend when the Denver Broncos head east to take on the New England Patriots. While this game used to feature the Colts, Manning now dons a Broncos helmet, but the same hype is there and so are the stakes. Both teams are in need of wins after getting off to slow starts this season.
Here are the games available on TV in the Denver area and the commentators who will call each:
NFL on CBS early game: The Baltimore Ravens head to Kansas City to square off with the Chiefs in a 11:00 a.m. MT game. Baltimore should be fresh after playing last Thursday and getting a long break, and while they are 3-1 to the Chiefs' 1-3, they struggled in their lone road game. Can their no-huddle offense hold up away from home? Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts will be on the call.
NFL on FOX: The Green Bay Packers will try to right their wayward ship this weekend and fortunately, they get to do so against the lowly Indianapolis Colts in a 1:00 a.m. MT kickoff. Green Bay is just 2-2 on the season despite playing three home games already, but Indianapolis is just 1-2 and has not looked good at all this season. Making things worse for the Colts is the new that Chuck Pagano has been hospitalized for six to eight wees as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. It will certainly be an emotional game for the Colts as they try to pull off the upset. Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick will be in the booth for this one.
NFL on CBS late game: The Broncos are on the road this weekend in the big game of the weekend as they take on the Patriots at 2:25 p.m. MT. Both teams are off to disappointing starts at 2-2, but they can turn things around in Foxboro. The anticipated shootout between the two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks could be derailed by weather, though. The forecast is calling for rain. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will bring you the action.
Sunday Night Football: The big Sunday night game doesn't look so big with the way that the New Orleans Saints have played this year. They host the San Diego Chargers in a 8:20 p.m. MT game still looking for their first win of the season. Meanwhile, the Chargers have started well and are 3-1. The big storyline has nothing to do with the score, though. It is all about Drew Brees, who will break a NFL record that has stood for more than 50 years if he throws a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game. As is always the case for NBC, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will have the call.