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NFL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 9/24/2017Line$ LineOU LineScore
DENVER
 
BUFFALO
-3  

+3  
-150

+130

40
 
16
Final
26

DENVER (2 - 0) at BUFFALO (1 - 1)
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Week 3 Sunday, 9/24/2017 1:00 PM
Board OpenLatest
469DENVERPick-3
470BUFFALO4139
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
DENVER - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games2-0+2.21-02-033.017.5350.5(5.2)2.019.08.5258.5(4.3)1.5
Last 3 Games2-0+2.21-02-033.017.5350.5(5.2)2.019.08.5258.5(4.3)1.5
DENVER - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)33.017.524.034:0137-159(4.2)19-3065.0%191(6.4)67-350(5.2)(10.6)
Opponents Defensive Avg.229.520.532:4830-116(3.9)23-3369.7%202(6.1)63-318(5.1)(14.4)
Defense (All Games)19.08.516.525:5818-52(2.9)26-4162.7%206(5)59-258(4.3)(13.6)
Opponents Offensive Avg.18.510.819.828:1220-69(3.4)27-4066.5%250(6.2)60-319(5.3)(17.2)
DENVER - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)1.01.02.0-0.515-856.7%0-00.0%1-30(30.5)2-34(13.6)5-61
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.80.51.21.814-647.3%0-050.0%2-44(24.9)22-2(10)6-50
Stats Against (All Games)1.50.01.5 13-323.1%3-142.9%0-0(0)1-8(8)6-54
Opponents Avg. Stats For0.500.5 12-432.7%2-142.9%2-27(18)10-1(9.7)6-54

BUFFALO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games1-101-00-212.03.5292.0(4.9)0.510.56.0234.5(4.1)1.0
Home Games1-0+11-00-121.07.0408.0(5.8)1.012.06.0214.0(4)2.0
Last 3 Games1-101-00-212.03.5292.0(4.9)0.510.56.0234.5(4.1)1.0
Turf Games1-0+11-00-121.07.0408.0(5.8)1.012.06.0214.0(4)2.0
BUFFALO - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)12.03.516.527:0532-129(4)16-2662.3%162(6.1)59-292(4.9)(24.3)
Opponents Defensive Avg.18716.828:4327-122(4.6)20-2969.0%180(6.2)56-303(5.4)(16.8)
Offense Home Games21.07.023.033:0442-190(4.5)16-2857.1%218(7.8)70-408(5.8)(19.4)
Defense (All Games)10.56.015.032:5421-57(2.7)23-3564.8%177(5)57-234(4.1)(22.3)
Opponents Offensive Avg.168.816.832:1726-89(3.4)19-3063.6%168(5.5)57-257(4.5)(16)
Defense Home Games12.06.011.026:5615-38(2.5)26-3966.7%176(4.5)54-214(4)(17.8)
BUFFALO - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)0.50.00.50.515-640.0%1-00.0%0-11(23)3-18(6.2)5-47
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.50.20.8113-641.5%2-016.7%1-23(23.2)15-2(7.4)8-62
Stats For (Home Games)1.00.01.01.017-847.1%0-00.0%1-23(23)4-35(8.7)6-50
Stats Against (All Games)1.00.01.0 15-536.7%0-0100.0%1-22(22.5)4-28(7.1)5-51
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.81.8 14-645.5%0-0100.0%1-23(23)19-3(5.8)5-47
Stats Against (Home Games)2.00.02.0 14-428.6%1-1100.0%2-45(22.5)3-27(9)5-62
Average power rating of opponents played: DENVER 20.5,  BUFFALO 16.5
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
DENVER - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/11/2017LA CHARGERS24-21W-3T41.5O36-14017-28-181222-6422-33-1851
9/17/2017DALLAS42-17W2.5W43.5O39-17822-32-202214-4030-50-2282
9/24/2017@ BUFFALO            
10/1/2017OAKLAND            
10/15/2017NY GIANTS            
10/22/2017@ LA CHARGERS            

BUFFALO - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/10/2017NY JETS21-12W-7W42U42-19016-28-218115-3826-39-1762
9/17/2017@ CAROLINA3-9L6T43.5U23-6917-25-107028-7720-32-1780
9/24/2017DENVER            
10/1/2017@ ATLANTA            
10/8/2017@ CINCINNATI            
10/22/2017TAMPA BAY            
KEY GAME INFORMATION
DENVER: New coordinator Mike McCoy has a history of squeezing a disproportionately high amount of production from under-talented units. Denver enters 2017 with nothing but question marks under center, as it'll be either QB Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch running this offense. First-round draft pick OT Garett Boles and free agents G Ronald Leary and OT Menelik Watson should improve a shaky o-line. RB C.J. Anderson will benefit from improved blocking, and RBs Devontae Booker and Jamaal Charles will also contribute. The CB trio of Chris Harris, Aqib Talib and Bradley Roby is the league's best, as Denver held opponents to the fewest passing yards and the lowest QB Rating in the NFL last season. Edge-rusher Von Miller is a perennial All-Pro game-wrecker, and 2015 1st-rounder Shane Ray is proving a capable complement. The loss of masterful coordinator Wade Phillips creates a void, though new coordinator Joe Woods hopes to keep a similar system in place.
BUFFALO: The Bills were the second most run-heavy team in 2016, and that's unlikely to change under the new coaching staff. RB LeSean McCoy's 5.4 yards per rush was tops among runners with 150+ carries, and the Bills signed the NFL's best fullback in Patrick DiMarco. QB Tyrod Taylor's athleticism and arm strength are hindered by his lack of vision and anticipation. He's still stuck with a lackluster receiving group led by injury-plagued WR Sammy Watkins. The Bills will transition to a 4-3 scheme under new head coach Sean McDermott. DTs Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams have the talent to improve last year's awful run defense (29th in the NFL), and 2016's first two draft picks, DE Shaq Lawson and LB Reggie Ragland, are finally fully healthy. Departed CB Stephon Gilmore will be hard to replace, but former Packers S Micah Hyde and first-round draft pick CB Tre'Davious White bolster the secondary.
PREVIEW
Bills could run into more trouble against Broncos' defense
 

After a Week 2 stumble, the Buffalo Bills are looking to get their running game going again Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y. Standing in their way will be the Denver Broncos.

Buffalo (1-1) was held without a touchdown last week in a 9-3 loss to Carolina, and the Bills' running game went nowhere. LeSean McCoy went from 110 yards rushing in a season-opening win over the New York Jets to 9 yards on a dozen carries against the Panthers.

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor believes the offensive fix can be quick, though Buffalo will oppose a Denver defense that shut down Ezekiel Elliott in a 42-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys last week. Elliott, last year's NFL rushing champion, gained 8 yards on nine carries vs. the Broncos (2-0).

"Last week was just a case where we didn't get the running game going," Taylor said of the Bills' typical potent running attack. "That's not going to be the case every week."

McCoy said the Bills must stay patient with their running game even if they don't have initial success against the Broncos' stout defense.

"We need to just stay true to our keys and our identity," McCoy said. "If we get back in points and we're down, just stay with it. The Cowboys kind of went to the passing game so early because they stopped (Elliott) a few times in the running game and they got down on points.

"The Broncos are a tough group, they really are. I think you just have to keep being consistent, running your plays, and you have to keep to your identity. You can't change because of how the game's going because they'll make plays. They're a good defense. They're going to make plays, and you just have to keep at it."

Denver coach Vance Joseph said in many ways Buffalo's offense poses similar challenges to the offense the Broncos just faced in the Cowboys, a big, physical group that leans on the run to drive the attack.

"It's an offense that's built to run the football, starting with McCoy," Joseph said. "He's a special, special runner with the football. Offensive-line wise, it's a big, big, physical line that's a nasty, aggressive group.

"Their quarterback also poses a threat with his legs. He's a passer first, but if the play breaks down, his scrambling ability is a concern."

Safety Darian Stewart said the Broncos' defense isn't fazed by facing two of the NFL's top running backs in consecutive weeks.

"That's the life in the league," Stewart said. "You're going to play a high-profile back every week. We're looking forward to the challenge. He's a shifty back, but we look forward to it."

Taylor said of going up against Denver cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris: "That's a battle each and every week. You face good corners each and every week. There's going to be one-on-one battles that we have to win. I have confidence in all the guys that line up at wide receiver for us, and we're going to make those one-on-one battles work in our favor."

While the Bills will be looking to rev up their offense, Buffalo's defense figures to have its hands full against a Denver offense that showed both explosiveness and the ability to sustain drives in its beat-down of Dallas.

C.J. Anderson has rushed for 199 yards in the first two games to spearhead the league's top rushing attack. Second-year starting quarterback Trevor Siemian is tied for the league lead in touchdown passes with six.

"I had the chance to go against Trevor a year ago when I was with the Panthers in the opening game of the year," Bills coach Sean McDermott said. "I was impressed with him then. I continue to be impressed. He knows where to go with the football based on coverage looks. He gets in and out of plays at the line. He's efficient. They're very efficient that way."

Buffalo, meanwhile, could be without defensive end Shaq Lawson (foot) and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (ankle) this week. Also questionable was offensive tackle Cordy Glenn, who also is dealing with a foot injury.

For the Broncos, offensive tackle Garett Bolles is battling a lower leg injury that could prevent him from taking the field Sunday. Wide receiver Bennie Fowler III was in the concussion protocol this week, and his availability also was in question.


Last Updated: 12/17/2017 1:38:56 PM EST


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