The Bills, who were able to win and cover two consecutive games, are part of the race for the AFC Wildcard spots, and online bookmakers would really like to see how far they’ll go. But Buffalo, who are currently 7-5, might get to know themselves a bit better this week when they go to Mile High Stadium to take on the 9-3 Broncos on Sunday.
The betting line opened up with Denver being the favorites by 9 points, and 48 was the total.
Buffalo are doing very good job on the field, particularly when it comes to their defense, after they were able to beat the Browns last week 26-10. In four out of the last six meetings, only 15 points were allowed by the Bills in each outing that they had. RB Fred Jackson came up with 70 yards against Cleveland, which happens to be his season’s best effort.
Buffalo only have a ranking of 24th place in their total offense, but QB Kyle Orton helped stabilize the team, and they also have a defense that is ranking at seventh place against the run, and overall it’s at fifth place. The biggest spread that the Bills put up with this season took place on the NFL’s opening weekend of the regular season, when the team was the underdog with seven points going to Chicago to face the Bears. Buffalo were able to win that matchup SU.
Denver’s dominance in the AFC West was stated again when they beat the Chiefs 29-16 last week. The Broncos were the ones dominating the game, and they were able to outrush Kansas City 214-41, as for the second consecutive meeting RB C.J. Anderson reached the 160-yard mark.
The very famous Peyton Manning was only able to throw for 179 yards, but there was not a lot that needed to be done by the QB, with help coming from Anderson and Denver’s defense, who ended up holding the Chiefs to 151 total offensive yards. In their total offense, the Broncos have a ranking of fifth place, are third place in their total defense, and this season they’re 2-1 ATS as a favorite in the double digits, and are 7-3 ATS in their 10 places that they allow 10 points or more.
Anderson’s starting to seriously intensify his game, and online bookmakers know that the Broncos are much more dangerous with their offense. Defensively, Denver also have an edge. The Bills could take out opponents like the Jets and the Browns, but Denver are something completely different, so many experts believe that the team to go for is who else but the Broncos.