The Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills are set to square off in their first matchup since the 2011 season, a game in which the Bills were absolutely dominant. It was the worst season the Broncos have had at 4-12 since anyone can even remember, and the Bills took advantage of them on their home field.
The Broncos are looking to flip the script this time around, trying to notch their first win against the Bills since 2007 when Jay Cutler was the starting quarterback. Buffalo leads the all-time series against the Broncos, and there’s a lot at stake for both teams right now. Denver is trying to reclaim the top seed in the AFC, while the Bills are scratching and clawing their way just to have a shot at the playoffs.
Buffalo has been a Cinderella team this season of sorts, especially so since Kyle Orton has taken over as quarterback. Orton has been Kyle Orton’s backup the last couple of years, and then he ‘retired’ before being signed off the street by the Bills. Buffalo has seen their defense carry them to a 7-5 record to this point, and they face arguably their stiffest task yet traveling to Denver where the Broncos are almost unbeatable.
Having found a groove offensively in the running game and defensively with the pass rush, the Broncos are playing some of their best football. If they can get Peyton Manning to click at the same time as this stellar running game and pass rush, things will start to finally look like they had imagined it would when they made all these bold offseason moves.
If you are looking to watch this game around the country and you aren’t within a state or two of Colorado, you might need to make alternate arrangements. Find your friend who paid the price for Sunday Ticket, make plans to go to the local sports bar, or do whatever needs to be done to ensure you won’t miss the game, because viewing options are limited this week.
If you are in the blue (courtesy of 506Sports.com), you will be getting the Broncos game. If you’re not in the blue, like me, you need to make alternate plans. The game that most people will be seeing in the mid-afternoon will be Philadelphia and Seattle, a potential playoff matchup that features two of the NFC’s best.
Here’s everything you need to know about this game between the Broncos and the Bills.
Who: Denver Broncos (9-3) vs. Buffalo Bills (7-5)
What: Week 14 regular season NFL matchup
When: Sunday, December 7th, 2014 — 2:05 PM MT
Where: Denver, CO — Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Why: Because football
CBS Sports – Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
DirecTV channel 715
NFL Game Pass, NFL Mobile
This is a game both teams must win, and because of that fact alone, I’m picking the Broncos. Denver looks like it’s really finding its stride, and while the Bills present a unique challenge defensively, I think the Broncos will be able to scheme against them and make enough plays to win this game.