The Broncos second home game of the season doesn’t have as much hype as the home opener did, but for Bronco fans, this game is just as important, if not more. Coming off the Monday night loss in Atlanta, Bronco fans will be anxious to see how the team reacts, specifically Peyton Manning. The Broncos have a tough challenge ahead of them in week three when the Houston Texans visit Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium Sunday for a 2:25 p.m. (MDT) kickoff. The Texans are one of six teams who find themselves 2-0 early in the season. The Texans have beaten Miami and Jacksonville by a combined score of 57-17. Of course, I am biased and am allowed to let my heart do my thinking since I am a die-hard Bronco fan, so I will confidently state that I feel Miami and Jacksonville are not on the same level as the Broncos, even after last Monday’s performance. After all, despite the horrendous start, the Broncos kept fighting and still had a chance to win the game in the end. I will anxiously be watching to see how the Broncos bounce back….being cautiously optimistic, my gut tells me I wouldn’t want to be the team having to face a veteran, future Hall-of-Famer that feels like he, once again, has something to prove given his first quarter performance last Monday. That being said, I know ex-Bronco player/coach, now Texans’ head coach, Gary Kubiak, and Defensive Coordinator (also ex-Bronco coach), Wade Phillips, will not be intimidated by the surroundings and/or our personnel and allow their team to just lie down.
In addition to watching the Texans and Broncos, fans will be treated to the halftime ceremony inducting former Bronco wide receiver Rod Smith to the Broncos Ring of Fame. Smith will become the 23rd member in the Ring of Fame.
I will be watching on television, but for those fans attending in person, below is game day information that you will find useful!
Good luck Broncos! Enjoy the game Bronco Country!
Giveaway: Commemorative Rod Smith trading cards, courtesy of Coca-Cola Zero
Timeline of gameday events: (all times shown are MDT)
10:30 – Mile High Mountain Village opens (Enter through Gate 4 on north end of stadium)
1:59 – Players leave the field
2:00 – Stampede/Broncos fight song
2:02 – Bailey’s Moving and Storage Game Ball Delivery
2:03 – Bud Light Bottle Race
2:04 – Broncos Cheerleaders and All Stars
2:08 – Supercuts Roll to the Goal
2:09 – Thunderstorm
2:11 – Parade of Colors (7 Groups – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Police & Fire)
2:14 – Texans Introductions
2:16 – Broncos Introductions
2:19 – National Anthem (performed by Evan Dalrymple)
2:20 – Flyover, The Fighting Saints (U.S. Navy F-5s) from Fallon, NV
2:23 – Coin Toss
2:25 – Kickoff
Complimentary Broncos GameDay Magazines (to first 45,000 fans) will be available for Sports Authority Field at Mile High patrons to pick-up at all stadium entrances upon entry.