Bills Daily Gameday Section
Week 3: Bills vs. Broncos
The Bills head back home to take on red hot Trevor Siemian and the Denver Broncos. The Bills had a tough time against the Panthers defense last week now they have even a tougher task against the Orange Crush defense. At least this one is at home as the Bills look for answers on offense.
Sunday, Sept. 24th
FACTS AND FIGURES
||Buffalo (1-1) vs. Denver (2-0)
||New Era Field
||Network: CBS; DirecTV: 706; Sirius: 93; SiriusXM: 226
||Spero Dedes & Adam Archuleta
||Broncos by 3
||Bills lead 20-16-1 (Bills 1-0 in playoffs)
||Broncos Won 1
||Broncos 24-17 in Denver (2014)
||Rush (1st); Pass (21st); overall (11th)
||Rush (3rd); Pass (15th); overall (4th)
||Rush (8th); Pass (27th); overall (24th)
||Rush (5th); Pass (8th); overall (2nd)
The Bills may be without Marcell Dareus who has an ankle injury and Cody Glenn who now has an injury to his other foot. Shaq Lawson is having a nerve issue in his foot but should be ready to go.
The Broncos will be without their blindside protector as starting left tackle Garett Boles suffered a high ankle sprain in the win over Dallas on Sunday. WR Demaryius Thomas has been limited in practice this week with a hamstring injury. WR Bennie Fowler III (Concussion), CBs Brendan Langley (Knee) and Bradley Robey (Ankle) have missed practice time this week as well.
Check out our Bills Daily Injury Page throughout the week for the latest updates on the injured players.
RB LeSean McCoy vs. LB Brandon Marshall:
McCoy looks for a bounce back game and he has to watch out for the Broncos leading tackler in Marshall.
LT Dion Dawkins vs. LB Von Miller:
Glenn is likely going to miss this game so the rookie Dawkins will have to lineup against one of the premier defensive players in the game in Miller.
DE Jerry Hughes vs. LT Donald Stephenson:
With Bolles out this week Hughes has to be licking his chops to go up against his backup. Stephenson is a six year vet but Hughes is coming off a two sack effor in Carolina.
LB Ramon Humber vs. RB C.J. Anderson:
Humber has been real solid in run defense in his first two starts while Anderson is averaging 100 yards a game making this a good battle to watch.
KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Get Passing Game Going: Sean McDermott told the media on Wednesday that the receivers need to win the one on one battles. They have to do so this week to get the passing game going and make the team mulit-dimensional.
2. Keep Up Defensive Pressure: The defense did a fantastic job last week against Cam Newton. If they can get the same type of pressure on Siemian then they have a chance to win.
3. Take The Ball Away: Repeating the defensive performance from last week is good but not good enough. The offense is struggling and the defense needs to help them out by taking the ball away from the Broncos.
BILLS DAILY PREDICTION
This will be another tough task for the Bills but their defense is good enough to give them a chance on any given Sunday. The Bronocs may be busy reading their press clippings and come out a little flat. If that is the case then I think the Bills may pull off the upset:
Bills 16, Broncos 13
Season Prediction Record: (2-0)
Season Record Against The Spread: (1-0-1)
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Gameday Grades - Coming Sunday Evening!
|2017 Buffalo Bills|
vs AFC: (1-0)
vs NFC: (0-1)|
Team Rankings: Through Week 2
Total Offense: 24th
Total Defense: 2nd
|Player Of The Week|
Jordan Poyer - He saved eight points on two end zone breakups while getting a sack and leading the team in tackles.
|The Bills are now...|
401-461 all time in the regular season.
3-11 with Tyrod Taylor at QB when down by one possession or tied entering the fourth quarter.
113-161 since 2000.
63-66 in home games since 2001.
15-34 in road games since 2011.
16-37 in road divison games since 2000.
7-14 in their last 21 road divison games.
38-86 against team's with a winning record since 2000.
36-63 against the AFC East since 2001.
19-36 against the AFC East since 2008.
20-15 in OT.
9-19-1 when allowing a safety.
11-13 when they have a punt return TD.
37-13 when winning the turnover battle since 2009.
7-8 in their history in games where there are no turnovers.
5-0 when each team has a 140+ yard rusher.
1-9 when Tyrod Taylor throws more than 30 passes.
43-33 when the QB throws for over 300 yards.
17-11 since 1990 following a bye week.
4-16 in primetime since 2001.
|Did you know...|
The Bills Defense has limited opponents to under 255 total yards in back to back games for the first time since 2008.
The six sacks by the Bills defense is their most since 2014.
LeSean McCoy became the 4th active RB with 3,000 receiving yards in his career.
Tyrod Taylor moved into 1st place on the team's all time QB rushing list ahead of Joe Ferguson.
Tyrod Taylor is 2nd on the team's all time rushing TD list for a QB with 10.
Jerry Hughes is the 6th fastest Bill to 30 sacks as a member of the team.
LeSean McCoy is now over 12,000 yards from scrimmage in his career.
Kyle Williams has 40.5 career sacks moving him into 7th place on the team's all time list, 1st among interior linemen.
| 2016 Schedule/Results|
Click on the final score for Bills Daily review/analysis of the game.
|Sept. 10||NY Jets||W 21-12|
|Sept. 17||@ Carolina||L 9-3|
|Oct. 1||@ Atlanta||1:00pm |
|Oct. 8||@ LA Chargers||4:05pm |
|Oct. 22||Tampa Bay||1:00pm |
|Oct. 29||Oakland||1:00pm |
|Nov. 5||@ NY Jets||8:25pm |
|Nov. 12||New Orleans||1:00pm |
|Nov. 19||@ Cincinnati||1:00pm |
|Nov. 26||@ Kansas City||1:00pm |
|Dec. 3||New England||1:00pm |
|Dec. 10||Tennessee||1:00pm |
|Dec. 17||Miami||1:00pm |
|Dec. 24||@ New England||1:00pm |
|Dec. 31||@ Miami||1:00pm |