Broncos Vs. Bills: Denver Falls Flat Against Buffalo In 40-14 Loss, Must Beat KC Chiefs To Win AFC West

The Denver Broncos failed to win the AFC West on Saturday, but beating the Kansas City Chiefs next week will secure it.

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Broncos Vs. Bills Final Score: Buffalo Rumbles To 40-14 Victory Over Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos have dropped two straight games for the first time this season since Tim Tebow took over as the starting quarterback. The Buffalo Bills defeated the Broncos, 40-14.

The Broncos played well for the first couple of minutes at the start of the first and third quarters. Both of those drives resulted in touchdowns by Tebow. He had a one-yard touchdown run on the first one and then found Daniel Fells for a 17-yard touchdown pass on the second. That was all the Broncos could do to find the end zone. Tebow also threw four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns as pick-sixes.

The offense struggled on converting third down, going 2-of-13. The Bills weren't much better at 2-of-12, but Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to pass for 197 yards and C.J. Spiller picked up 11 yards on 16 carries.

The Broncos now face a do-or-die situation next week when they welcome Kyle Orton and the Kansas City Chiefs to Denver. The Broncos win and they take the AFC West title. It's as simple as that (but it's never that simple to win).

For more on the Bills, head over to Buffalo Rumblings. As we get ready for Week 16, head over to Mile High Report to see how the Broncos are preparing for the Bills. Check out SB Nation NFL for the latest news and notes around the league.

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VIDEO: Tim Tebow Throws Back-To-Back Pick-Sixes For Buffalo Bills

Tim Tebow finally had a multi-interception game this season, throwing picks on back-to-back offensive plays for the Denver Broncos. The main problem with both of them is that they went for touchdowns, putting the game well out of reach for the Broncos. The Bills lead, 40-14, in the waning minutes of the game



On the first, Tebow looks for Eric Decker deep down the field, but Jairus Byrd jumps in front to make the pick before sending it back for 37 yards. The second is a bit odd. It appears that Tebow's arm is not going forward when the ball comes out, meaning a fumble recovery. However, it was ruled an interception. Spencer Johnson took the ball 17 yards for the score.

For more on the Bills, head over to Buffalo Rumblings. As we get ready for Week 16, head over to Mile High Report to see how the Broncos are preparing for the Bills. Check out SB Nation NFL for the latest news and notes around the league.

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Broncos Vs. Bills Halftime Score: Buffalo Extends Lead To 17-7 Over Denver

The Denver Broncos reached a high point during its first drive of the game, picking up a Tim Tebow one-yard touchdown run. Since then, the Broncos have had nothing but offensive sputtering. The Bills came back in the second quarter and now lead, 17-7.

After Dave Rayner kicked a successful field goal on his third attempt of the game, the scoring flood gates opened for the Bills. Leodis McKelvin returned a punt for an 80-yard touchdown and then in the final minute of play, C.J. Spiller found the end zone for a four-yard score.

Tebow is 3-of-4 passing for 25 yards while the team has rushed for 81 yards, 60 by Willis McGahee. Ryan Fitzpatrick, on the other hand, is 9-of-16 for 137 yards.

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VIDEO: Leodis McKelvin Returns Denver Punt For TD, 10-7 lead

And just like that, the Denver Broncos are in a hole against the Buffalo Bills. After going three and out, the Broncos punted the ball to Leodis McKelvin. He then returned the ball for an 80-yard touchdown, but it did need to be reviewed. As McKelvin made his way down the sideline, it appeared that he might have stepped out of bounds. However, the referee upheld the call and gave the Bills the 10-7 lead.


This game could be a lot worse if the Bills had made those previous two missed field goals, but that's assuming a predetermined outcome for all of these scores. The Bills could have made that first field goal and that could have led the Broncos to scoring a couple more touchdowns. We can't assume that the game would be worse if the Bills did score earlier.

For more on the Bills, head over to Buffalo Rumblings. As we get ready for Week 16, head over to Mile High Report to see how the Broncos are preparing for the Bills. Check out SB Nation NFL for the latest news and notes around the league.

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VIDEO: Tim Tebow Leads Denver To TD, 7-0 Lead Over Bills

Playing in front of a dispersed crowd around Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Denver Broncos took the opening drive 73 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead over the Buffalo Bills. Willis McGahee appeared to have the score on a five-yard run on second down, but that just delayed the eventual score. Tim Tebow then took the ball in the shotgun formation and ran in for the one-yard touchdown.


Tebow ran to the left and took a couple of big hits there, but he cracked the goal line. He looked fine when he got to the sidelines.

On the drive, Willis McGahee snapped off a 24-yard run to go over 1,000 yards for the season. McGahee had five runs for a total of 39 yards on the drive.

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Broncos Vs. Bills: Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

There will be a lot on the line on Saturday afternoon when the Denver Broncos take on the Buffalo Bills. For one, the Broncos will be eager to prove that last week's blowout loss to the New England Patriots was a fluke, and not a sign that Tebowmania is on the downswing. More importantly, the Broncos can take a commanding lead in the AFC West heading into their Week 17 match up vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, or they may even be able to clinch the division outright.

The Broncos have a few things going in their favor. The biggest match up of the game will be the Broncos running game vs. the Bills run defense, and in that category Denver should have a big advantage. The Bills are fifth worst in the NFL in stopping the run, and their battered defensive line is fresh off of giving up over 200 yards rushing to Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush in Week 15. The second is that the Bills' best offensive weapon— wide receiver Stevie Johnson— has been limited in practice this week as he battles a nagging groin injury.

Game Time/Date: Saturday, Dec. 24, 11 a.m. MT

Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY

TV Schedule: CBS (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms), DirecTV channel 704

TV Distribution Map: The506.com

Radio Schedule:

Bills: WEDG 103.3 FM, Sirius channel 104

Broncos: KOA 850 AM, Sirius channel 91

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Week 16 NFL Picks: ESPN Makes Broncos Over Bills A Nearly Unanimous Choice

The Denver Broncos are hoping that 2008 won't repeat itself; that was the last time the Broncos were in position for a playoff spot and had to play the Buffalo Bills late in the season. It didn't end well for the Broncos, nor did the following two years for the team. But if we believe the cast of characters over at ESPN, the Broncos are almost assured of victory.

Nine of the 10 ESPN panelists select the Broncos to defeat the Bills this Saturday. But do the rest of the AFC West selections play out in favor of securing the Broncos a playoff spot? The Broncos need the Kansas City Chiefs to defeat the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, and eight select the Chiefs to do that. 

If the Broncos and the Chiefs don't win, then the San Diego Chargers' game against the Detroit Lions matters of great import. The Chargers are taken eight times on the panel. Smells like another game for the Lions to pull out a last-minute victory over an AFC West team like they did against the Raiders.

Even Merril Hoge has everything coming up aces for the Broncos. He must want to see Tim Tebow in the playoffs.

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Week 16 NFL Picks And Predictions: Broncos Face Tough Contest Against Bills

The Denver Broncos are slight road favorites against the Buffalo Bills this Christmas Eve, but a playoff spot is in reach depending on how things play out on Saturday. Should the Broncos defeat the Buffalo Bills and should the Kansas City Chiefs put a 'W' on the board at home against the Oakland Raiders, Denver wins the AFC West. That's the simplest way for the Broncos to finally win another division title.

How will the AFC West games play out this weekend?

Oakland Raiders (7-7) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (6-8), 11 a.m. MT: Going into Arrowhead Stadium is never easy. Going there in December is even tougher. These two teams are on different extremes after last weekend. The Raiders suffered one of the worst defeats this season by allowing two touchdowns in the final five minutes and then having a field goal blocked as time expired. The Chiefs are riding an emotional high after upsetting the now 13-1 Green Bay Packers. PICK: CHIEFS

Denver Broncos (8-6) vs. Buffalo Bills (5-9), 11 a.m. MT: Sure, the Bills have lost seven straight games, but that doesn't mean the Broncos should overlook them. The Broncos did get a look at the Bills during the preseason, a team far different than the current one or even the one that started 5-2. This is going to be a close one for Denver; however, the Broncos do have Matt Prater to come through when it counts the most. PICK: BRONCOS

San Diego Chargers (7-7) vs. Detroit Lions (9-5), 2:05 p.m. MT: Can the Lions make it a clean sweep of the AFC West this season? They had that thrilling one-point victory over the Raiders last week and blew out the Broncos and Chiefs earlier in the season. The Chargers are playing strong once again in December, and as long as they win and the Broncos lose the AFC West race is still in their grasp. PICK: CHARGERS

For more on the Bills, head over to Buffalo Rumblings. As we get ready for Week 16, head over to Mile High Report to see how the Broncos are preparing for the Bills. Check out SB Nation NFL for the latest news and notes around the league.

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