The red-hot Buffalo Bills head to Denver to battle the Broncos in AFC play on Saturday afternoon. Buffalo is looking more dangerous as the season progresses, and are coming off a big home win over the Steelers. The Bills can take a big step in landing first place in the division with another win in this one as they own a comfortable two-game lead ahead of the Dolphins.
The Broncos found the win column with a victory in Carolina last week. Overall it has been a frustrating season. Denver is 2-2 in their last four games. The Bills clobbered the Broncos by a 20-3 score last season.
Bills Increase First Place Lead in Third Straight Win
The Buffalo Bills continue to stand in first place atop the AFC East. Sean McDermott’s squad is proving they are one of the top teams in the NFL,winning six out of their last seven and three consecutive games. They were two-point dogs in a dominating 26-15 home win over the Steelers last week. Buffalo has covered in each of their last five battles.
Josh Allen is having an MVP caliber season. The 24-year old QB has registered another six touchdown passes in his last two games and has accumulated 3641 passing yards accompanied by a dazzling 28:9 TD to INT ratio on the year. Devin Singletary is steadily contributing. The young RB only tallied 32 yards last week and leads Buffalo with 576 yards on an average of 4.3 yards per attempt.
Stefon Diggs continues to be targeted heavily and made another 10 catches for a whopping 130 yards last week. The 27-year old star WR is third in the NFL with 1167 receiving yards. The Bills’ offense has now scored over 30 points in three out of their last four performances.
The Buffalo defense isn’t quite as effective as the offense, although they have been sharp in two straight games. They now stand 19th against the pass and 20th against the run. The Bills are averaging a solid 27.6 points, good for eighth in the NFL. They are allowing an average of 24.7 points, landing them 15th overall.
Date: Saturday, 19th December,2020
Buffalo Bills vs Denver Broncos NFL football ( Week 15)
Time: 05.30p ET on ESPN || Venue: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver
Broncos Find Win Column in Win Over Panthers
The Denver Broncos enter this challenging matchup on a winning note. Denver slashed a two-game slide with a 32-27 road win over the Panthers last week in a tilt that had the Broncos labeled as four-point dogs. The Broncos are out of playoff contention but can finish with an 8-8 record if they win out. Denver has covered the points in three out of their last four games.
Drew Lock came through with one of his best games of the season against Carolina, registering 280 passing yards. The 24-year old QB is having a very inconsistent season, recording 2198 passing yards along with a poor 13:13 TD to INT ratio.
Melvin Gordon III is playing well and added another 68 rushing yards on 13 carries last week. The veteran RB has eclipsed 100 yards twice this season and has tallied 755 yards on an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Tim Patrick is having a productive season and leads the team with 643 yards while Jerry Jeudy is right behind with 637 yards. The Denver offense has been hit or miss and is only averaging 328 total yards per game. Their best chance in this one will be on the ground against a subpar Bill’s rush defense.
The Broncos’ defense has not been able to contain the higher scoring teams. They are effective against the pass with a pass defense that stands 10th in the NFL, which is countered by a poor rush defense that ranks 27th. The Broncos are playing the remainder of the season without starting corner A.J. Bouye. Denver is scoring an average of 19.8 points, placing them 29th in the league. They are squandering an average of 26.7 points, pegging them 24th in the NFL.
The Buffalo Bills are:
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight-up win.
- 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games after allowing less than 90 rushing yards in their previous game.
The Denver Broncos are:
- 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against the Bills.
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight-up win.
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after recording more than 250 passing yards in their previous game.
This will be a convincing win for Buffalo. The Bills are dominating the opposition and are looking to secure first place. They have won six out of their last seven games. Each of the Bills’ last four wins has occurred by at least 10 points which included the 26-15 win against the 11-2 Steelers last week. Josh Allen has thrived regardless of the defense in from of him. He collected 375 yards in San Francisco two weeks ago and has accrued at least 280 passing yards in three straight road games.
Furthermore, the Buffalo defense has been sharp as well. They have limited their opponent to an average of only 18.7 points in their last three games. Denver has a poor offense and Drew Lock is not the answer. Watch now