With a win over the Denver Broncos Saturday afternoon, the Buffalo Bills can not only wrap up their third playoff appearance in the last four seasons, they can accomplish something they haven’t done since the 1995 season: capturing the AFC East divisional title.
Buffalo (10-3) has won six of its last seven games heading into Saturday afternoon’s showdown in Denver, with the only setback during that stretch occurring on a Hail Mary touchdown pass vs. the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10.
The Bills are coming off back-to-back victories on primetime, throttling the San Francisco 49ers 34-24 on Monday Night Football before dominating the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-15 on Sunday Night Football. In the win over Pittsburgh, quarterback Josh Allen tossed two third-quarter touchdown passes, wide receiver Stefon Diggs hauled in ten passes for 130 yards with a TD, and Taron Johnson had a 51-yard pick-six right before halftime to fuel the Bills.
The Broncos (5-8) won a 32-27 shootout vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 14, with Drew Lock tossing a career-high four touchdowns with 280 passing yards in the win to snap a two-game losing streak.
This will be the 40th meeting all-time between the Bills and Broncos.
Buffalo leads the series 22-16-1, and has been victorious in four of the last five matchups, including a 20-3 win in Western New York on Nov. 24, 2019. Allen tossed touchdown passes to Cole Beasley and John Brown, Stephen Hauschka booted a pair of field goals, and Devin Singletary rushed for 106 yards in the win.
Buffalo’s defense recorded four sacks with an interception while holding the Broncos to nine first downs and 134 net yards of offense.
The last time these two teams met in Denver, Dec. 7, 2014, the Broncos won 24-17 behind three rushing touchdowns from C.J. Anderson. Buffalo’s defense picked off Peyton Manning twice and Kyle Orton threw for 355 yards (127 of those to Sammy Watkins), but the Bills couldn’t rally from a 24-3 third-quarter deficit.
Buffalo is currently listed as a 5.5-point favorite. Here are all the ways to catch Saturday’s game from home:
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Time: 4:30 p.m. EST
Channel: The game will be carried in Buffalo on WKBW 7 and nationally on the NFL Network.
Streaming: FuboTV and the Buffalo Bills app. Yahoo TV.
Announcers: Adam Amin (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (analyst) and Lindsay Czarniak (sideline reporter).
Location: Empower Field at Mile High | Denver, Co.
Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WKRL 100.9 FM and 106.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Steve Tasker with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
Twitter: Follow @BuffRumblings for complete Bills coverage on Twitter before, during, and after every game.
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- Ruled out: WR John Brown S Jaquan Johnson (ankle).
- Questionable: TE Lee Smith (knee).
- Will play: QB Josh Allen (knee/ankle), LB Tremaine Edmunds (foot), CB Taron Johnson (concussion).
- Ruled out: DB Duke Dawson (knee), CB Kevin Toliver (knee).
- Questionable: G Graham Glasgow (foot), RB Melvin Gordon (shoulder), RB Phillip Lindsay (hip), S Trey Marshall (shin).
- Will play: T Garett Bolles (illness), OLB Bradley Chubb (neck), T Demar Dotson (hand), TE Noah Fant (illness), DE Shelby Harris (elbow), WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle), OLB Malik Reed (ankle), OLB Derek Tuszka (hand).