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2017 Broncos opponent preview Week 3: Buffalo Bills

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The Denver Broncos are the better team on paper over the Buffalo Bills.

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In Week 3 of the 2017 regular season, the Denver Broncos will travel to upstate New York to face the Buffalo Bills. Like the Broncos, the Bills also have a new head coach and coaching staff. Unlike the Broncos, the Bills have severe talent problems all over the field.

The Bills are likely not a very good football team in 2017 and are a couple of solid offseasons away from changing the culture there, which should give the Broncos a leg up on them in their matchup this season.

All-time series: Bills lead 20-16-1

Bills free agency

Key additions: Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Steven Hauschka

Key losses: Stephon Gilmore, Zach Brown, Marquise Goodwin, Robert Woods, Garrison Sanborn

The Bills lost some talent at a few key skill positions, but overall didn’t get reduced too badly. The big hit has been on defense, where they lost several starters who will be replaced by players with very little experience or playing time.

Add in that Rick Dennison will be their offensive coordinator, it might be safe to assume the defense is going to be tested with poor field position in a lot of games in 2017.

Bills 2017 draft class

Given their free agent losses, the Bills drafted exactly to their biggest needs. Going cornerback, wide receiver, offensive line and linebacker. All four positions took significant hits to the depth on the roster in free agency.

Bills draft picks

Rnd Player Pos. College
Rnd Player Pos. College
1 Tre'Deavious White CB LSU
2 Zay Jones WR East Carolina
2 Dion Dawkins OT/OG Temple
5 Matt Milano LB Boston College
5 Nathan Peterman QB Pittsburgh
6 Tanner Vallejo LB Boise State

Way too early predictions

Week 3: Broncos 27, Bills 6

The first blowout win for the Broncos in 2017 comes on the road against the pretty bad Bills team. It’s May, so why not predict something that is too early to know how good either team is going to be this season.

Although, we at least know the Broncos have a world beating defense. That alone should give them the win in this game. Then again, Tyrod Taylor could take the Rico offense to the hilt and dissect the No Fly Zone for a double-digit win.

LOL, I know.

Broncos 2017 predictions

Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) Predictions
Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) Predictions
1 Sep 11 vs. Los Angeles Chargers (MNF) 8:20 PM Broncos 24-10
2 Sep 17 vs. Dallas Cowboys 2:25 PM Cowboys 23-21
3 Sep 24 at Buffalo Bills 11:00 AM Broncos 27-10
4 Oct 1 vs. Oakland Raiders 2:25 PM Broncos 28-17
5 BYE
6 Oct 15 vs. New York Giants (SNF) 6:30 PM Broncos 23-16
7 Oct 22 at Los Angeles Chargers 2:25 PM Broncos 20-17
8 Oct 30 at Kansas City Cheifs (MNF) 6:30 PM
9 Nov 5 at Philadelphia Eagles 11:00 AM
10 Nov 12 vs. New England Patriots (SNF) 6:25 PM
11 Nov 19 vs. Cincinnati Bengals 2:25 PM
12 Nov 26 at Oakland Raiders 2:25 PM Raiders 27-20
13 Dec 3 at Miami Dolphins 11:00 AM
14 Dec 10 vs. New York Jets 2:00 PM
15 Dec 14 at Indianapolis Colts (TNF) 6:25 PM
16 Dec 24 at Washington Redskins 11:00 AM
17 Dec 31 vs. Kansas City Chiefs 2:25 PM