Update: Denver got blown out in 20-3 loss to Bills.
In Week 12, the Denver Broncos (3-7) will take on the Buffalo Bills (7-3) in upstate New York. Denver is a 3.5-point underdog in this game, which is a fairly narrow line given the difference in record between the two.
For the Broncos, they are working things out in 2019. You can sense they are close to turning things around and the players in the locker room all feel the same way. Justin Simmons met with the media this week and explained the situation best.
“I feel like a lot of this year you can see the spurts of the foundation that’s being built. Obviously, we don’t want to sit here and have moral victories or we’re here at 3-7. That’s the reality. We’re paid to win games and things like that. With that being said, you’re not going to have every year—unfortunately you’re not always going to be in it unless you have the foundation over the years that has set you up and guys coming in. There’s that continuity of guys coming in and this is how it’s done, this is what we’re doing and this is how it’s going to be. This is our motto and mantra for success. Vic [Fangio] being a first-year head coach here installing a new defense and installing a new offense, you can see guys are buying in. The systems are working. Now for us, it’s figuring out now like now we all need to come together as one and figure out how to close games out defensively, find ways to—once we’re comfortable, the turnovers and takeaways will start to become more and more easy and things like that.”
As fans, it is hard to stay focused on the big picture when the team continues to lose these heartbreaker-type games, but this team is close. It’s closer than it has been since hoisting the Lombardi Trophy soon after Super Bowl 50. We just have to stay patient. But hopefully, us fans will get rewarded with a win this week even as we look forward to 2020.
Kickoff is set for Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York and will air on CBS. If you are looking for an online stream, fuboTV will be streaming this game.