Good morning, Broncos Country.
After two weeks of the regular season, the Denver Broncos are atop the AFC West in a three-way tie with the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. There is no doubt that the division is the strongest in the NFL. Quite frankly, I wouldn’t be surprising if at season’s end all three of the aforementioned make their way into the playoffs.
This Sunday, the Broncos will travel on the road to Buffalo to square off with the Bills and hope to secure yet another victory before hosting the Raiders in a high-profile divisional match up the week after. The last time the Broncos and Bills faced off, the Broncos were the victors notching a 24-17 win at home in 2014, and have won four out of the past six games they played each other. Every game matters and it’s essential that Denver doesn’t experience an East Coast lapse and fall into a trap in Buffalo.
Denver’s defense is unquestionably the league’s best unit in football this year, but will have their hands full and will have to stop LeSean McCoy and the Bills’ rushing attack. That unit is ranked eighth in the NFL and amasses nearly 130 yards per game. But if the ferocious Broncos’ defense was able to shut down the Dallas Cowboys’ prolific offensive attack, I think they will handle the Bills’ just fine.
The No Fly Zone should be primed for a great game going up against former Broncos’ offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, whose passing unit ranks twenty-seventh in the league and is only putting up twelve points a game. If the Broncos can corral McCoy and be efficient on offense (though I must admit, the Bills’ defense has looked pretty good), it should be a fairly easy victory for Denver.
It’s Buffalo Bills week, Broncos Country and that mean’s only one thing — bad news for Buffalo. They might have been able to beat the terrible New York Jets and hang around with a vastly-overrated Carolina Panthers squad, but I don’t expect Sunday’s affair against our beloved Broncos to be remotely close. Denver will win and I think they will win big.
Big enough to put the rest of the NFL on notice to confirm that the Broncos are indeed a Super Bowl contender — if the rest of the thirty-one team’s haven’t figured that out already. Surely, Buffalo will find out on Sunday.
As always, thank you for reading and her is today’s offering of Horse Tracks.
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