What up Broncos fans? After a disappointing loss last week to the Pats at home the Broncos go on the road for the final time this year. This week the Broncos are facing the 5-9 Bills. Who after a great start to the year have struggled in recent weeks and are limping to the of the season. The Broncos last week were disappointing in their loss to the Pats but there is a lot of good to take from the game. For example the Broncos now know what areas they have to improve on. They know that they can run the ball and score points on a good team. The game against the Pats should be a great motivation for the team to know nothing is a given and they will have to work hard for their wins.
Why to watch
Tebow Time is trying to keep a grip on the AFC West lead and get into the playoffs. The Bills are trying to end a death spiral since getting off to a 4-2 start.
Inside storyWillis McGahee is banged up, but would love to get a piece of the Bills, who traded him to Baltimore earlier in his career. There are some rumblings that a front office shakeup of some sort in Buffalo is not out of the question. C.J. Spiller is breaking a few longer runs recently. You have to like Denver's chances of getting plenty of hits on Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Match UpsThe Bills don't worry our defense much. But CJ Spiller and Steve Johnson are the two biggest threats for our defense. I except Champ to be on Johnson most of the time. As for Spiller the Bills have been moving him around and trying to get him in space. Our defense will have to stop his runs and limit his catches to take him out of the game. I am looking at you Woodyard, you will need to play better than last week.
Von Doom need to get after Fitzpatrick early and often. Throw him off his game so he passes a few intercepts and turns the ball over. We can't let him play himself into form.
I would also like to see a little more out of Mays too.
Our offense on the other hand needs to put in work. Run the ball and get some points. DT has been a beast but I would like to see the others get involved, especially our TEs. I would also like to see Johnson get a few more carrys, he may be that change of pace back.
Our offensive line needs to block better overall for this one. Plus Daresus will be out to prove himself again.
Now for a word on Tebow, last week I asked a lot from Tebow. He didn't deliver but he started off well. This week he needs to show last week didn't phase him and that he has learnt from his mistakes. I would like to see Tebow spread the ball around and have a good day against the Bills.
PredictionDon't over look the Bills, they ain't a bad team, just a very injured one. But I do think the Broncos can held them. I am thinking a 31-10 score line. Champ gets a pick six for the D.
Denver clinches AFC West Division:
1) DEN win + OAK loss or tie
2) DEN tie + OAK loss + SD loss or tie
Denver clinches a wild card spot:
DEN win + NYJ loss + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie
Injury ReportDavid Bruton (S), Achilles, Limited, Questionable
Brian Dawkins (S), Neck, Limited, Questionable
Broderick Bunkley (DT), Knee, Full, Probable
Willis McGahee (RB), Hamstring, Full, Probable
Daniel Fells (TE), Thumb, Full, Probable
Von Miller (LB), Thumb, Full, Probable
Johnny White (RB), Concussion, DNP, Out
Stevie Johnson (WR), Groin, Limited, Questionable
Ruvell Martin (WR), Hamstring, DNP, Doubtful
Scott Chandler (TE), Ankle, Limited, Questionable
Other NewsMiller didn't get any sacks last week against the Pats but Aldon Smith got a few sacks to take his total to 13. Let's go Miller, it is time to get a few sacks and get that record for the Broncos!
The injury report looks pretty good for the Bills, until you find out that they have 15 players on IR. Many of which are starters. Link for reference.
LadiesHere is a few photos of the Bills Cheerleaders.
And I thought an old classic would be nice.
JokesThe Definition of an optimist: A Buffalo Bills fan waiting at Buffalo Niagara International Airport for the Bills to return from winning the Super Bowl.
Report: In 2002 Bush considered sending troops to Buffalo
A wild celebration on the streets of Buffalo got out of hand when the Bills actually won a game.
The New York Police are cracking down on speeders heading into Buffalo .
For the first offense, they give you two Buffalo Bills tickets.
If you get stopped a second time, they make you use them.
I thought this was funny...
But this is even better!
Finally a big Merry Christmas too all Broncos Blog readers. Everyone have a great holiday and if your traveling make sure to be safe.
That is it from me, I may or may not be around over Christmas as I expect most of us will be busy, but I will do what I can...oh and GO BRONCOS! ~ Aussie.