Game Recap: Bills prove the doubters wrong, take down the Broncos 26-16

The Bills defeat the Broncos in their biggest game of the season so far.

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Sep 24, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive guard John Miller (76) blocks Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) as Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) looks to make a pass during the second half at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into this game, the Bills were the clear underdog against the Broncos. Buffalo was coming off an ugly loss to the Panthers in Week 2 while the Broncos dominated the Cowboys the week before. With both defenses’ performing well in the last two weeks, this look to be more of a defensive game rather than anything else.

Quarterback Tyrod Taylor led the team to their second victory in a game that went back and fourth for the majority of the game. The Buffalo defense came up big once again, only allowing one touchdown against a powerful Broncos defense.


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The first quarter was a complete defensive battle. The Broncos were the first team up on the board late in the first quarter with a field goal. The Bills responded to that field goal with Taylor throwing a touchdown pass that was originally intended for wide receiver Zay Jones, but it hit the finger tips of Jones and fell into the hands of Andre Holmes.

It was all field goals after this touchdown reception up until the third quarter when the Bills had their best drive of the game. Bills tight end Nick O’Leary came up with a big reception that help put the Bills in Broncos territory. Two plays later, Jordan Matthews had a reception that put the Bills in the Broncos red zone. The drive was finished off by a six yard touchdown reception by Charles Clay to give the Bills their first lead of the game.

A crucial moment that helped the Bills secure the win was Broncos linebacker Von Miller putting his hand out to help Tyrod Taylor get back up from the ground, only to pull his hand back as a joke. The Broncos had just stopped the Bills on third down, making the game more interesting until this gesture by Miller. The referee saw this, and it cost the Broncos 15 yards that helped put the Bills in field goal territory to kick the final field goal of the game to get the win.

This game was a huge win for the Bills. They came in almost having no chance at all to win, but they played their hearts out and competed in all four quarters. Sean McDermott gets his team to 2-1 and in first place in the AFC East division. The Bills will now prepare themselves as they will travel to Atlanta to take on the high powered Falcons offense in Week 4.

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