Buffalo Bills: 3 reasons why run game is the x-factor vs. Denver Broncos

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1.) Broncos’ defense giving up over 150 rushing yards a game

This is a similar story like last week heading into the game against the Bengals. Going into last week, the Bengals were giving up 140 rushing yards on the ground as a team. The Broncos are giving up over 150 yards on the ground as a defense, which includes 350 rushing yards allowed against the Dolphins and 234 yards allowed against the Jets.

While the Broncos have been better at stopping the run the last three weeks (allowing 98 rushing yards a game), the overall factor is that the Broncos are still having difficulty containing the run. 

Even if Josh Allen gets more involved with the running game it would be an upgrade to what they have done with the run lately. When game planning, the weakness should stand out to an opponent. The Broncos are not the greatest at stopping the run and that should give Dorsey the green light to call Cook’s number more than it was last week.