Monday Night Football: Titans vs Broncos Kickoff Time, Live Stream, TV Channel

The opening week of the NFL season comes to an end on Monday night when the Denver Broncos host the Tennessee Titans in the second half a Monday Night Football double-header.

The broadcast will usher in a new era for ESPN, with Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick beginning their stint as commentators for the broadcaster's flagship football show. Levy will serve as the play-by-play analyst for MNF games this season, with Griese and Riddick in the role of analysts.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the Titans' trip to the Mile-High City.

  • Kickoff time—The Broncos host the Titans at MetLife Stadium in Denver, Colorado. Kickoff is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET on Monday, September 14.
  • TV channel—ESPN
  • Live stream—ESPN's digital platforms and watchESPN.
  • Odds—FanDuel has the Titans as three-point favorite and 9/10 to cover the spread, while the over/under line for total points scored is set at 41.5. In moneyline terms, Tennessee is a 3/5 favorite, while Denver is a 7/5 outsider.
  • Series record—The Titans lead the all-time series 22-16-1, but the Broncos have won two of the last three games against Tennessee.

After flirting with irrelevance for a few seasons—the Broncos have missed the playoffs every year since winning Super Bowl 50—optimism swept through the Mile-High City in the offseason.

A 4-1 record in December last year to finish the season and the addition of exciting rookie receivers Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler and running back Melvin Gordon had Broncos fans looking forward to the upcoming season. The balloon of optimism, however, was severely deflated last week after All-Pro linebacker Von Miller was ruled out indefinitely with a dislocated peroneal tendon—which occurs when the tendons roll out of their groove in the fibula and over the outside of the lower leg bone. The eight-time Pro Bowl selection underwent surgery to address the injury on September 11 and while the Broncos have declined to put an official timeline on Miller's return and the best-case scenario would see him sidelined for three months, he could potentially be out for up to six months. Miller's absence is a big blow for the Broncos, particularly as the star edge rusher had missed just one game in the last six season combined.

The Titans, meanwhile, begin the season as the bookmakers' second-favorite to win the AFC South after finishing with a 9-7 record for the last four straight years and squandering a 10-point lead against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game in January.

Whether Tennessee can sustain such brilliance, however, remains to be seen. Derrick Henry led the rushing charts last season with 1,540 yards over a league-high 303 attempts, but the shelf life of a running back can be notoriously short and the Titans may have to become less reliant on their star to avoid burning him out.

Similarly, Ryan Tannehill led the NFL with a 117.5 rating last season, the fourth-highest single season rating among qualified passers in NFL history after passing for 2,742 yards and 22 touchdowns and a career-low six interceptions in 10 starts last season after replacing Marcus Mariota halfway through the Titans' 16-0 road loss in Denver in Week 6.

On the other side of the ball, meanwhile, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel will be hoping the last-minute addition of Jadeveon Clowney can improve a defense that ranked 21st in total yards allowed and 24th against the pass last season.

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Kevin Byard #31 of the Tennessee Titans intercepts a pass intended for Noah Fant #87 of the Denver Broncos in the third quarter of a game at Empower Field at Mile High on October 13, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Dustin Bradford/Getty