Denver Broncos (0-0) vs. Buffalo Bills (0-0)
August 20, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Bills -4.5 / Denver Broncos +4.5 ; Over/Under: 41.5
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The Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills meet in week 2 NFL Preseason action from Highmark Stadium on Saturday.
The Denver Broncos will be trying to build on their 17-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys in their last game. Josh Johnson threw for 172 yards and a pair of TDs on 16 of 23 passing while Brett Rypien tossed for 113 yards on 8 of 18 passing. Stevie Scott III led the way on the ground for Denver with 20 rushing yards while Jalen Virgil led the Broncos in receiving with 83 receiving yards coming on 3 grabs. Brandon Johnson had a team-high 4 catches for 64 yards while Kendall Hinton had 3 grabs for 53 yards and a score and Seth Williams had 4 catches of his own for 29 yards and a score. On defense, Jamar Johnson had a team-high 7 total tackles with 5 solo tackles while Jonathan Kongbo and Baron Browning each had a sack. P.J. Locke also had an interception for the Broncos in the win.
The Buffalo Bills will hope to build on a 27-24 come-from-behind win over the Indianapolis Colts in their last game. Matt Barkley threw for 224 yards and an INT on 18 of 24 passing while Case Keenum tossed for 86 yards and a pair of INTs on 11 of 18 passing. Zack Moss rushed for a team-high 37 yards while Raheem Blackshear had a pair of rushing TDs as well for the Bills in the win. Khalil Shakir led the way for the Bills in receiving with 5 grabs for 92 yards while Isaiah Hodgins had a team-high 9 grabs for 77 yards and Raheem Blackshear had 4 catches for 60 yards as well. On defense, Terrel Bernard had a fumble recovery for a TD while Baylon Spector had a team-high 10 total tackles. The Bills also combined for 4 sacks as a team in the winning effort.
I get the case to be made for Denver here after the defense looked really good in their debut, but the Broncos really only had one good quarter in the win, the rest of it was headlined by the defense. The Bills had to rally late, but they came on strong against what I thought was a pretty deep Colts crew and I think that being at home, the Bills show up to play and get the job done so give me the Bills here.