If you claim you saw this coming, you’re a total liar.
In a shocking turn of events that could really shakes up the AFC playoff race, the Bills CRUSHED the Denver Broncos today 40-14 in Buffalo’s home finale. The big story of the game was that much-criticized Buffalo defense completely shut down Denver QB Tim Tebow, intercepting four of his passes and holding him to just 34 yards on 10 carries. Tebow-bashing is back, baby! Sports radio should be fun this week.
Other thing of note from this game:
- It’s worth mentioning again just how well the defense played. After Denver drove down really easily for a touchdown on its first drive, the Bills really clamped down. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but kudos to defensive coordinator George Edwards, as whatever he drew up this week worked.
- Picking up the interceptions for Buffalo were Justin Rogers, Aaron Williams, Jairus Byrd and Spencer Johnson. Johnson and Byrd took their picks all the way back touchdowns.
- The Bills managed to actually generate a pass rush this year, with Chris Kelsay of all people managing two sacks. Arthur Moats also got one.
- On offense, the story was C.J. Spiller and Chan Gailey’s bizarre refusal to give him the ball. Spiller was AWESOME today, racking up 111 yards on just 16 carries. He’s so quick. But Gailey decided that Spiller didn’t deserve the ball in the redzone, continuing to pull him and put in freaking Tashard Choice, who was pretty awful today. It was like Gailey was trying to throw the game. Seriously.
- Leodis McKelvin made a case that he deserves to stay in the NFL with a huge 80-yard punt return for a touchdown. He actually ended up setting a Bills record for punt return yardage in a game with 135.
- Kicker Dave Rayner seemingly kicked his way out of the NFL with two dreadful field goal misses early. He recovered to make four after that though.
- Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn’t great again today, but at least he didn’t throw any INTs. Crazily, this is Buffalo’s first win since his contract extension.
So that was crazy. Buffalo improves to 6-9 with a chance at the Dick Jauron special (7-9) in the season finale next weekend in New England.