What seemed to work against the Vikings, the Denver Broncos have seemed to get away from stopping the run. Buffalo’s long drives are the difference so far.
The Denver Broncos defense did a solid job at stopping Dalvin Cook last week in Minnesota. Some how, they have not been able to stop the running game against the Buffalo Bills. That in turn has allowed the Bills offense to stay on the field for a long time.
Because of that, the Buffalo Bills have held the ball longer than Denver. Luckily, the Broncos defense has crunched down in the red zone, where they have been successful against opposing offenses. Due to the red zone stops, the Bills have only managed two field goals.
On Denver’s first drive, they drove down the field and looked prime to score. But a rookie mistake from Dalton Risner on a unnecessary roughness penalty pushed the Broncos out of field goal range.
The offense has been unable to get anything done since that play. What is needed is a big play and that was provided right before the two minute warning. Justin Simmons was able to intercept Josh Allen on a pass that seemed to sail from the Buffalo quarterback. It fell right into his lap.
All I can say on that is that the Denver Broncos seriously need to pay Justin Simmons. But they were unable to take advantage of it as Brandon Allen threw an interception just a few plays later. This seems to be a recurring theme. Also what was a recurring theme is a Garett Bolles hold.
What Denver needs to do is get something going on offense. They appear to have spurts where some big plays happen, but they are going to need a lot more. And the penalties on these successful drives needs to end.
The Buffalo Bills will get the football to start the second half. Here is hoping something good happens soon.