Denver Broncos: Key individual matchups against the Buffalo Bills
What are the key matchups between the Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills?
Since Week 1, I have taken a look at each critical individual matchups the Denver Broncos needed to win to come out of each game with a victory. Last week the Broncos played a solid all-around game, highlighted by Drew Lock’s four-touchdown performance against the Carolina Panthers.
The Broncos played well against the Panthers after a solid effort against the Kansas City Chiefs the week prior. The team is starting to show they can compete against anyone.
The matchups to watch last week was between the tight end position (as Noah Fant left early) and impressive rookie Jeremy Chinn. While on defense, the Broncos secondary versus Robbie Anderson.
Chinn forced a fumble, and Robby Anderson was far and away from the most consistent weapon for the Panthers last week. However, a big return for a touchdown by Dionte Spenser and an award-winning game from Drew Lock and the Broncos came out victorious.
Win or lose; there is plenty to watch for fans to watch for over the final few weeks.
The last few games offer insight into Broncos cornerstone players and how the team will build for 2021.
Matchups: Looking ahead to the Buffalo Bills
Throughout the season, I’ll continue to break down key individual matchups each week that are critical to a Broncos win.
This week, the Broncos face-off with AFC powerhouse Buffalo Bills at home at Empower Field at Mile High. The Bills are riding a high by beating the Pittsburg Steelers in a Sunday Night Matchup of title contenders.
The Bills have been through the rebuild the Broncos are currently under and are poised to cause issues for teams in the NFL playoffs.
The Bills have talent on their roster, and the Broncos must execute in all phases to pull off the upset.
The Bills have a solid foundation behind breakout quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Though Allen struggled some in his previous two seasons, he is a legit MVP candidate.
The Bills’ defense features a lot of talent but has not performed the same as years past. That said, they are capable of creating turnovers, so ball security will be key.
With a win Sunday, the Broncos will keep their momentum and cause some heads to turn as they prime themselves for a 2021 playoff season.
If they lose, how the game unfolds will matter greatly. For a young team, they cannot lose the ground they’ve gained over the last month.
So, who needs to play well for the Broncos to win this week?
This week, I look at who must win their individual matchups to ensure the Broncos win against the Bills.