It was the biggest game of the season in the NFL, the first place Broncos against the second-place Bills. Winner takes the top spot in the AFC. With a wild crowd at New Era Field, it was a back-and-forth game that had all the drama imaginable. However, at the end of the day, the Broncos were able to pull out an impressive win in Buffalo. Here are some key takeaways from Sunday’s thrilling game.
Young gunslingers air it out
Josh Allen and Drew Lock are two of the brightest stars in the NFL. Both known for their arm talent and athleticism, Lock and Allen are walking highlight reels. On Sunday the two passers both nearly eclipsed 400 yards as Lock threw four touchdowns to Allen three. It was amazing to watch these quarterbacks try to one-up each other.
Big plays all-day
Not only were these two young quarterbacks going off, but both teams saw their young offensive stars make big plays all game long. Six different players on Sunday had six or more receptions. Five players had over 12.5 yards per reception. Four of which went over 100 yards receiving. It was like a big 12 game on Sunday in Orchard Park.
Singletary keeps the wheels going
Despite the disappointing outcome, Devin Singletary continued his streak of 100-yard games to four. He had 131 yards on 23 carries, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. He also added a rushing touchdown. Singletary’s season got off to a slow start, but over the past few weeks, he has taken his game to a whole new level.
For a team that prides itself so much on defense, it was tough to watch them get shredded on Sunday. Although the defense has been good in 2020, when they went against the best, they couldn’t meet the challenge. If this team wants to go deep into the playoffs the defense will have to be sharp and ready to face top units. Games like last Sunday, will not cut it in January.
The Bills will be on the road next week as they take on the (4-9-1) Raiders in Las Vegas.
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