Buffalo Bills (6-8) at Denver Broncos (8-6)
Sunday December 21, 2008; 4:05 PM EST
The Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos have met 34 times since 1960. Believe it or not, with this being the thirty-fifth meeting between these two franchises, this is only the 12th time the game has been in Denver. The Bills have a 18-15-1 record in those 34 games despite losing the last five meetings.
September 3, 1995: Broncos 22, Bills 7
Jason Elam opened the scoring with a 22-yard field goal. The Bills came right back with a 34-yard Jim Kelly-to-Andre Reed TD hook up. Elam then kicked 4 straight field goals before Denver capped off their scoring with a Terrell Davis 2-yard TD run. Hall of Famer John Elway had a big day with 346 total yards (317 passing, and 29 rushing); most of the passing yards went to Shannon Sharpe, who finished the day with 10 catches for 180 yards. Russell Copeland led the Bills with 6 grabs for 75 yards.
October 26, 1997: Broncos 23, Bills 20 (OT)
The Broncos scored the first 20 points of this game on the strength of 2 Elam field goals, a 9-yard Terrell Davis TD run and a (ready for this?) Keith Traylor 62 yard pick-six. That is not a typo. Nobody could run that big tub of guts down over 62 yards? Anyway, the Bills benched Todd Collins and turned the QB duties over to Alex Van Pelt. TD passes to Quinn Early and Andre Reed along with two Steve Christie field goals (one with 2 seconds left on the clock) sent the game into overtime. A 33-yard Jason Elam field goal with 1:56 left in OT won it for Denver.
September 22, 2002: Broncos 28, Bills 23
Another Bills/Broncos game and another fat Denver D-Lineman scores a TD. This time it was Chester McGlockton picking up a fumble and going 24 yards for the TD. Clinton Portis gained 103 yards and scored a TD on just 18 carries, and Brian Griese tossed 2 TD passes, one to Dwayne Carswell and one to Rod Smith. Drew Bledsoe had a nice game with 283 yards and 2 scores. Eric Moulds caught one of the TDs to go with his 9 catches for 96 yards.
December 17, 2005: Broncos 28, Bills 17
Willis McGahee opened the scoring and gave the Bills an early 7-0 lead with a 1-yard TD plunge. Jake Plummer then tossed two TDs, and after a Rian Lindell field goal, Mike Anderson ran for two more Denver scores to ice the game. Eric Moulds had another nice game, finishing with 9 grabs for 110.
September 9, 2007: Broncos 15, Bills 14
This game will forever be known to Bills fans as the Kevin Everett game. A Roscoe Parrish 74-yard punt return for a TD and a Marshawn Lynch 23-yard TD run accounted for the Bills' scoring. That Jason Elam guy killed the Bills yet again with 3 field goals, with the dagger coming as time expired to give the Broncos the win. Elam did miss 2 field goals; of course Lindell missed one, too. Brian's unhappy recap.