Denver will get another chance to attain the AFC West crown on Sunday when they host the sputtering Buffalo Bills. With a Chargers loss to Tampa Bay and a win against the Bills, the Broncos can ensure their spot in the playoffs as the division champion.
Coach Shanahan and the Broncos will try to turn the page from last weeks demoralizing loss at Carolina when the Panthers put on a clinic winning 30-10.
Denver has little room for error in the AFC West division title race. If the Chargers win against Tampa Bay, and the Broncos lose against the Bills, it sets up for the final game at San Diego to decide the division champion.
Buffalo’s season has seemingly been put to bed because of how competitive the AFC East has proven to be. Ranking in last place in the division, the Bills choked away a perfect opportunity to knock of the Jets last week when quarterback J.P. Losman had a costly fumble that was returned for a touchdown with under two minutes left in the game.
Denver received some good news this week learning that Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall will be heading to Hawaii for their first ever Pro Bowl.
Bills quarterback Trent Edwards will be getting his first start in three weeks after suffering a groin injury.
I anticipate the Broncos getting their offense going early and forcing a depleted Bills team to succumb. The Broncos have more on the line in this one and will definitely be feeling the added pressure to wrap up the division title. Denver wins 31-17.
Total Offense: 2nd Total Defense: 28th
Passing: 3rd Passing: 27th
Rushing: 16th Rushing: 27th
Total Offense: 23rd Total Defense: 12th
Passing: 20th Passing: 11th
Rushing: 15th Rushing: 19th