New Era Field will be rocking on a nice, warm, and sunny afternoon in Western New York.
The Denver Broncos are off to a strong 2-0 start this season thanks to their usual defensive dominance, but a lot of the Broncos success should be attributed to quarterback Trevor Siemian. The defeat was the first for Denver this season.
With Watkins gone, the Bills are without a top-end talent to stretch defenses and present a vertical threat.
-Buffalo was the beneficiary of a fortuitous deflection as Tyrod Taylor’s touchdown pass intended for Zay Jones, deflected off the rookie and into the arms of Andre Holmes for a two-yard scoring play.
McManus opened the third quarter with a 28-yard connection, but the Bills took over from there.
Simmons, a first-year starter at safety, was thrust into the starting rotation in the “No Fly Zone” when the Broncos parted ways with incumbent starter T.J. Ward. There was an illegal formation penalty on a Broncos punt that cost them 37 yards of field position in the second quarter, which led to a 49-yard field goal by Steven Haushka, which made it 10-10.
But flags that held back the Bills early did the same to the Broncos.
“Just a list of current events that’s happening the last couple days”, Miller said. I killed the game today with that play. Big plays come in bunches and that was the case for the Bills as Kaelin Clay hauled in a 28-yard reception of his own to match the Bills down into Denver territory. They also intercepted Dak Prescott twice, with Aqib Talib salting the game away with a 103-yard interception return for a touchdown. Smiles were exchanged as the two players ran off the field just in time for the yellow hanky to make its appearance in the form of an “unsportsmanlike conduct” penalty on Miller. That’s something coach (Vance Joseph) preaches: effort, effort, effort every day – championship habits.
Down seven on the Buffalo 24-yard line, Siemian floated a ball towards the sidelines in what looked like a hybrid between a pass attempt and a throwaway. The Bills added over 150-yards of offense and 13-points in the second quarter. Roughly 12 Bills players walked toward midfield and took a knee during the anthem, and Kelly later expressed disappointment in them in an Instagram post.
Anderson didn’t look like the NFL’s leading rusher outside of that 32-yard gain. Buffalo leads the all time series, 20-16-1.
The Bills defense showing why they are one of the best in the league forced the Broncos offense into mistakes.
-Stephen Hauschka had a trio of long distance field goals. The Bills won’t be able to move the ball at all and their defense, especially in the middle, should be overmatched.
The Buffalo Bills’ potential offensive struggles for the season came into clearer focus this past Sunday when they produced a single field goal in their snoozer of a 9-3 loss at the Carolina Panthers.