Bills vs Broncos NFL Week 14 Capsule

BUFFALO BILLS (7-5) AT DENVER BRONCOS (9-3)

SERIES

BILLS BRONCOS
SERIES LEADER 19-15-1
STREAKS Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Marrone: 0-0 Fox: 1-2
LAST WEEK W 26-10 vs. Browns W 29-16 at Chiefs
LAST GAME 12/24/11: Broncos 14 at Bills 40. Buffalo RB C.J. Spiller rushes for 111 yards & TD. Bills defense records 3 INTs, including 37-yard INT-TD from S Jairus Byrd.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/21/08: Bills 30, Broncos 23. Buffalo RB Fred Jackson rushes for 43 yards & TD & adds 70 receiving yards. Bills WR Josh Reed catches 9 passes for 79 yards.
BROADCAST CBS (2:05 PM MT): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 136 (Den.). XM: 230 (Den.).

STATS

PASSING Orton: 187-291-2000-13-5-92.0 Manning: 318-476-3737 (3L)-36 (1L)-9-107.8 (1C)
RUSHING Dixon: 86-357-4.2-1 Anderson: 98-536-5.5-1
RECEIVING Watkins (R): 51-695-13.6-5
  1. Thomas: 88 (2L)-1255 (2L)-14.3-10 (T3L)
OFFENSE 319.9 413.9 (3C)
TAKE/GIVE +9 (3C) +4
DEFENSE 312.4 (2C) 302.3 (1C)
SACKS Ma. Williams: 12 (3C)
  1. Miller: 11.5
INTs Searcy: 3 Moore: 3
PUNTING Schmidt: 44.1 Colquitt: 43.6
KICKING Carpenter: 104 (23/24 PAT; 27/31 FG) Barth: 17 (2/2 PAT; 5/5 FG)

NOTES

BILLS: QB KYLE ORTON spent 3 seasons with Broncos, passing for 49 TDs & 8,434 yards, incl. career-high 3,802 in 2009. Won his only career start vs. Den. (1/1/12 with KC). Orton’s teams are 13-3 (.813) when he starts & posts 100+ rating…RB FRED JACKSON (5,472 rush; 2,479 rec.) needs 21 rec. yards to join HOFer THURMAN THOMAS as only Bills with 5,000+ career rush & 2,500+ rec. yards…WR SAMMY WATKINS (No. 4 overall) leads AFC rookies in rec. yards (695) on 51 catches with 5 TDs. In past 2, WR ROBERT WOODS has 13 catches for 189 yards & TD, incl. team-high 71 yards vs. Cle…Bills lead league with 48 sacks & are only NFL team with 3 players with 9+ sacks each (DE MARIO WILLIAMS, DT MARCELL DAREUS & LB JERRY HUGHES). Williams has 6.5 sacks in past 4. Dareus leads NFL DTs with 10 sacks. Hughes (9.5) needs half sack to record back-to-back 10-sack seasons (10 in 2013). Scored 1st career NFL TD last week (18-yard FR-TD). S DA’ NORRIS SEARCY had career-high 2 INTs vs. Browns…BRONCOS: QB PEYTON MANNING leads NFL with 36 TD passes & is only player in history with 4 seasons with 35+ TDs. Has TD pass in 51 consecutive games, 3rd-longest streak in NFL history. Has 3,737 pass yards & needs 263 to extend NFL record for most 4,000-yard seasons to 14…In past 4, RB C.J. ANDERSON is averaging 164.5 scrimmage yards per game (658 total) with 3 total TDs (1 rush, 2 rec.). Aims for 5th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 100+ rec. yards in 7 of past 9. In past 9, has 1,114 yards & 9 TDs. Since 2010, leads AFC WRs with 40 TD catches. Has 10 TDs & joined TERRELL DAVIS (1996-98) as only players in club history with 3 consecutive 10-TD seasons. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS has 7 TDs in past 7. In past 4 vs. Buf., WR WES WELKER has 37 catches for 471 yards & 2 TDs.…Den. is 1 of 2 NFL teams (Buf) with 2 players with 9+ sacks each (LBs VON MILLER & DE MARCUS WARE)…Since entering NFL in 2011, Miller is 2nd in AFC with 46.5 sacks, incl. 1.5 last week vs. KC. Last week, Ware posted 1 sack & INT in same game for 1st time in career. LB BRANDON MARSHALL leads team with 98 tackles, incl. 6 tackles & sack vs. KC.


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