It's game week, Broncos Fans! Damn it feels good to say that. We'll start our pre-view of the next game every Wednesday, the same day teams usually install the game-plan, and today starts our look ahead to the Bills. Be sure to join us tonight on MHR Radio tonight when we'll welcome Brian Galliford from Buffalo Rumblings to help get us ready for the Broncos trip to Buffalo.
As for the game itself, the Broncos ride in having won their last four games against the Bills, a streak that sits only behind the 7 straight wins against the Cardinal and Browns for longest active winning streaks against any opponent. Here's a look back at the last 5 meetings, stretching all the way back to 1994, the last time the Bills beat the Broncos in the Regular Season --
DENVER 28, at BUFFALO 17 (Dec. 17, 2005) --
The Broncos' win in Buffalo clinches a playoff berth for the club
for the third consecutive season... Denver WR Rod Smith goes
above the 1,000-yard receiving mark (1,003) for the eighth time in
his career with 137 yards on a game-high 11 catches, which tied
for the third-highest single-game total of his career... Denver
scores touchdowns on 4-of-5 red zone possessions and holds the
ball for 34:43.
at DENVER 28, BUFFALO 23 (Sept. 22, 2002) --
The Broncos move to 3-0 on the season, their first such start
since 1998, with a win against the Bills... Broncos rookie RB
Clinton Portis, filling in for an injured Olandis Gary, records the
first 100-yard rushing game (18-103, 1 TD) of his career... WR
Rod Smith takes over first place in Broncos history for career
touchdown receptions with his 46th in the fourth quarter, a score
that proved to be the game winner... Four different Denver defenders
DENVER 23, at BUFFALO 20 OT (Oct. 26, 1997) --
The Broncos secure a hard-earned overtime victory in Buffalo after
a severe snowstorm in Denver delayed their flight by 10 hours and
forced the club to arrive in New York only 12 hours before the 1
p.m. EST kickoff... Denver takes a 20-0 lead late in the third quarter
when DT Keith Traylor returns an interception 62 yards for a touchdown...
Buffalo sends the game in overtime with 20 unanswered
points in the third quarter... In overtime, Denver wins the toss and
elects to kick off due to the wind before K Jason Elam wins the
game with a 33-yard field goal at 1:56 of the extra period.
at DENVER 22, BUFFALO 7 (Sept. 3, 1995)
The Broncos open the Mike Shanahan era with a victory against
the Bills in their season opener... Denver holds Buffalo to only 234
net yards, including just 60 on the ground... Broncos TE Shannon
Sharpe ties a career high with 10 receptions and sets a personal
best with 180 receiving yards while QB John Elway throws for 317
yards.... Denver K Jason Elam connects on 5-of-6 field goal
attempts, including a 52-yarder... The Broncos hold Buffalo to 1-
of-12 success on third downs.
at BUFFALO 27, DENVER 20 (Sept. 26, 1994) --
Denver's loss in Buffalo marks its fourth consecutive defeat...
Broncos RB Leonard Russell totals a game-high 10 receptions for
68 yards and scores on a 2-yard run... The Bills take a 24-7 lead
early in the third quarter before Denver cuts its deficit to 7, 24-17,
entering the final period... Denver is able to move into scoring
position with seconds remaining in the contest but could not convert
a fourth-and-2 at the Bills' 4-yard line with 25 seconds left to
play... Buffalo RB Thurman Thomas leads all rushers with 103
yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns.
Much, much more to come on the Bills and Broncos as they prepare to open the 2007 Season!