Broncos vs. Packers: Live updates and highlights from the NFL Week 7 game

Can the Broncos snap their cold streak to win their second game of the season? Stick here for live updates and analysis as Denver takes on the Packers at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver.

Live updates

Pre-game updates

Scouting report (10:25 a.m.): Check out how the Broncos match up with the Packers in Ryan McFadden’s scouting report.

Game predictions

Parker Gabriel, beat writer: Broncos 24, Packers 23

Denver’s 0-3 at home as a betting favorite, so what better time for Sean Payton’s first win at Empower Field than against a mediocre-at-best Green Bay team that enters as a one-point favorite? With Kansas City and Buffalo sandwiched around the bye week, this is the Broncos’ last best chance at a win before folks start their Thanksgiving menu planning. They’ll have a good chance at getting it if Justin Simmons and company take the ball away from Jordan Love a couple times.

Ryan McFadden, beat writer: Broncos 24, Packers 21

Denver’s defense will carry its performance against Kansas City into Sunday. And yes, the Broncos’ run game will finally get going. It won’t be the prettiest game but Denver will get the job done at home.

Mark Kiszla, columnist: Broncos 27, Packers 13

I think it was Albert Einstein who once said, “Even the sun shines on a donkey’s rump some days.” Or something like that. In the NFL, even bad teams have their day. Enjoy this one, Denver. Please don’t let it change your trade deadline strategy.

Sean Keeler, columnist: Packers 24, Broncos 22

Justin Simmons makes a world of difference, but have the Broncos truly solved their box problem? Kansas City managed only 1.7 yards per first-down run in Week 6, which went a long way toward keeping things within reach. On the flip side? The Packers are 8-1 since September 2021 when Aaron Jones carries it 15 times or more. Jones says he feels good, though, which could make Broncos Country feel … not so good.

Broncos-Packers NFL Week 7: Must-reads

How Russell Wilson’s contract extension could force Broncos to consider benching him later this season

Denver coach Sean Payton said when it comes to life in the NFL, “there’s a fine line between a rut and a groove.” Over a 1-5 start, that’s applied to Russell Wilson, Denver’s offense and the club overall.

But regardless of whether the Broncos find a groove or remain stuck in a rut as they move toward midseason and past a Week 9 bye, they’re approaching an inflection point with their quarterback that centers around a question with repercussions not just for 2023 but multiple years beyond.

Can they afford to keep Wilson on the field? How they answer that will speak volumes about the quarterback’s future with the franchise, Parker Gabriel reports. Read the full story.

Inside the curious mind of Broncos defensive lineman Matt Henningsen: “You can always ask Matt”

On a Broncos roster that features a Super Bowl champion quarterback, an All-Pro cornerback and safety, and the son of a World Series champion, Matt Henningsen might be the most interesting player in the locker room.

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