The Buffalo Bills (11-2) are back at home to take on the Denver Broncos (11-1-1) in week 14 of the Buffalo Fanatics Madden Sim. After a dominating victory over the Jets last week, the Bills are looking to improve their record to 12-2 on Sunday. Here are the keys to Sunday’s game.
Denver’s lethal backfield
The Broncos have arguably the best backfield in the NFL with Phillip Lindsay and Melvin Gordon. Lindsay has 895 yards, eight touchdowns, and is averaging 4.2 yards per carry. Gordon, as the number two running back, has over 500 yards rushing and ten touchdowns of his own. The Broncos love to run the football, which is a big reason why they have to top spot in the AFC.
Broncos pass rush vs. Bills pass protection
The Broncos have an excellent pass rush duo in Von Miller and Jurrell Casey. Both players have double-digit sacks on the season have caused a lot of problems for opposing quarterbacks. The Bills offensive line will have to be up for the task of facing these two elite pass rushers on Sunday.
Make Drew Lock uncomfortable
Once again the Bills defense will be facing a young quarterback in Drew Lock. Lock has had a very good season passing for 3,500 yards and 25 touchdowns. However, with a young quarterback come little experience, and the Bills defense will have to capitalize on this. Getting pressure and mixing up coverages will be key for the Bills defense.
A big opportunity
This game on Sunday is one of the biggest games in Bills history. The winner of this game will get sole possession of the number one spot in the AFC, and home field throughout the playoffs. It’s games like this that Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane have been building towards over the past few years, and now, the opportunity is here.
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