The Denver Broncos will put their perfect 2-0 record on the line against the Buffalo Bills in their first road game of 2017. Both the defense and offense has been clicking on all cylinders to start the season, so they hope to see that continue.
The Bills defense has been stellar, but has been overshadowed by an anemic offense that is averaging just 12 points per game through two weeks.
Kickoff is set for Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York.
TV schedule and TV channels
The game will air on CBS in Denver, Colorado and around a big chunk of the nation with Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Adam Archuleta (color analyst).
NFL Game Pass offers live audio and re-airs after the game.
DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket has expanded its online streaming service. Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app (subscription required, and usual TV blackout rules apply even online).
Colorado can listen on KOA (850 AM/94.1 FM) or The Fox (103.5 FM) with Dave Logan (play-by-play), Rick Lewis (color analyst) and Tyler Polumbus (sideline reporting).
Spanish radio KNVR (1150 AM) will also broadcast the game with Javier Olivias (play-by-play) and Carlos Valdez (color analyst).
The Broncos are 3-point favorites over the Bills in this game, with most of the action going Denver’s way. That always makes one feel a bit anxious, since the smart money appears to be betting in Buffalo’s favor.
Broncos special teams coordiantor, Brock Olivo, loves adversity it seems. Or perhaps he means he loves the opportunity a road game present to overcoming that adversity.
“I love the adversity,” Olivo said of his favorite aspect of a road game. “I love having to battle the crowd noise then they get quiet when you make a big play on teams. It’s quiet and you can hear a pin drop. That’s the best feeling in the world. Just the whole adversity piece of it. Going into another hostile environment. Buffalo, they have a great fan base and a great tradition. It’s always a heavyweight fight when we go there into their house. We love that.”
It’s hard to see how the Bills offense with Rick Dennison running the show being able to move the ball against this Broncos defense. However, I also think this is the first true test the Broncos offense will face against a Top 10 defense this season.
I think its a defensive slug fest, with the Broncos slowly building an insurmountable lead that it will protect to the very end.
Prediction: Broncos 16, Bills 3