clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Live Blog: Buffalo Bills at Denver Broncos

New, comments

A strong Buffalo Bills defense comes into town to try and take down the mighty Denver Broncos offense led by Peyton Manning. If they can't do it, then it will be on Kyle Orton to slay the beast. Tebow! Tebow! Tebow! Wait, it's 2014, not 2011.
New to Mile High Report? Sign up here and join the discussion!

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Buffalo Bills
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:05 PM MDT
Denver Broncos

AVG. YDS (RNK)

TEAM CATEGORY

AVG. YDS (RNK)

21st Pass Off. 2nd
24th Rush Off. 18th
5th Pass Def. 10th
7th Rush Def. 2nd
7-5 Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO 9-3
2nd AFC East Spread: -10 1st AFC West

MHR Review: Game Preview Broadcast Map Rivalry History 5 Questions Heman-uel Inactives

The Denver Broncos need a win today. They also need to win out. The Buffalo Bills defense could present some problems if the Broncos offensive line reverts back to its Rams-game self. I don't think that will happen as Peyton Manning usually comes out for home field destruction of opponents.

The problems in the red zone could persist if Julius Thomas is out again this week, so I expect Connor Barth to put up some more field goals and it was good to see Brandon McManus get back onto the active roster. I seriously don't think he has gotten a fair shake for a rookie kicker and with the power behind his leg and some work on accuracy this off season he could become our next "Matt Prater". People forget how inaccurate Prater was his first season.

And of course, there is Kyle Orton. I feel sorry for the guy, but then I remind myself of his "wet balls" comment after that 59-14 home defeat to the Oakland Raiders and I stop giving a crap. That was our modern day "half a loaf" game and nothing would bring me more joy than to hear 75,000 rabid Broncos fans chat "Tebow" when he trots out onto the field on his opening drive. Yes, I am that vindictive.  59-14. At home. To the Raiders. The. Raiders. %&^% that.

This game will not be very close and I fully expect a three score lead late with Orton picking up some garbage stats against the prevent defense to put up a final touchdown to make the score look closer than it was. We all remember how good he is at that. Oh boy, it's been three years and yet I am still bitter. Move on Tim!

Prediction: Broncos 30, Bills 16.

What is your prediction, Broncos Country?

SB Nation blogs: Buffalo Rumblings and Mile High Report