What if someone told you they had the audacity to miss a Buffalo Bills game? What if you could show them one play, and one play only, to recap the whole thing? What play would you choose? Welcome to Plays that defined 2020...
Week 15: Buffalo Bills at Denver Broncos
The Buffalo Bills hit the road to take on the Denver Broncos, with Buffalo looking to keep their winning ways going. Denver was looking to play spoiler with their postseason hopes rapidly fading. The Broncos kept it within one score into the break but then the new-look Bills kicked into high gear. It was not a one-score game when the dust cleared.
Matt Milano tackle for loss (Q1, 2:12)
One of the primary reasons the Broncos couldn’t keep pace with Buffalo was simply depth of target. Take a look at Drew Lock’s next gen passing chart to see what I mean. And to REALLY get the point, here’s Josh Allen’s chart from this game. The Buffalo defense kept everything in front of them all day, tackled well, and made it a rough go for Denver. Lock ended the game with 4.125 yards per pass. That’s lower than the league average in rushing yards per attempt.
Jake Kumerow touchdown (Q2, 1:49)
Let’s face it, I could have gone with any number of touchdowns for this game. If you’re like me, watching live it took a second to remember who Jake Kumerow was and that he was in fact on the Buffalo Bills. No offense to Kumerow intended, I’m just pointing out that a player who sees 17 total snaps on offense for the year isn’t one who you’d expect to have any kind of chemistry with the team. Let alone “school your opponent” kinda chemistry.
Jerry Hughes fumble recovery (Q3, 10:41)
Games that get completely out of hand, like this one did, usually have some defensive or special teams contributions. Here you go. Jerry Hughes shows off his running back moves and the rout is on. This put the Bills up 35-13.
Ed Oliver sack (Q4, 14:17)
I could have made this whole thing touchdowns but credit to the defense for keeping the Broncos to three scores. Especially when they could afford to coast. Ed Oliver adds injury to insult as Drew Lock hits the turf.
Devin Singletary touchdown (Q4, 1:51)
How bad did this game get? Based on the video evidence, Devin Singletary got a lecture on the sidelines. For scoring a touchdown. He got in trouble. For scoring a touchdown. With less than two minutes to play, the Bills easily could have burned clock for the win as they were ahead by 22 points already. This plus a Tyler Bass extra point were fun for Bills fans, not so much for Broncos fans.
It’s time to vote for the play that defined the game. Remember, it’s the play that best tells the overall story of this contest, not necessarily a favorite play or best highlight.
Which play best defines Buffalo Bills at Denver Broncos?
This poll is closed
Matt Milano tackle for loss
Jake Kumerow TD
Jerry Hughes TD
Ed Oliver sack
Devin Singletary TD
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