The Buffalo Bills move to 8-3, as they defeat the struggling Denver Broncos 20-3 Sunday. The game was highlighted by the ageless wonder Frank Gore who surpassed Barry Sanders for third all-time rushing yards.
Buffalo Bills Offense Continues to Shine.
The Buffalo Bills offense once again showed fantastic improvement since the beginning of the season Sunday. Josh Allen continued his impressive play against Denver after being named AFC Player of the Week for his performance last Sunday in Miami. Allen went 15/25, 185 yards, and two touchdowns. Allen did throw an interception for the first time in five games as well in this matchup. Josh Allen has continued to show improvement from his rookie season and has solidified himself as the future of the Bills franchise.
Frank Gore makes history once again Sunday, as the 36-year-old running back surpassed Barry Sanders for third all-time for NFL career rushing yards. Gore rushed for 65 yards, allowing him to pass Sanders, who has a career total of 15,269 yards. Gore, who after week 12 sits at 15,289 yards, has quieted the critics his entire career, and age has been nothing but a number for the running back year after year.
Rookie Devin Singletary also had a historic day himself in the backfield for the Bills. Singletary rushed for 106 yards, making it his first career 100-yard game. The rookie running back from Florida Atlantic has been nothing but incredible for Buffalo this season.
The Bills defense shined once again against Denver Sunday. Buffalo’s defensive squad, who has been a top-5 defense throughout the regular season, recorded four sacks and a turnover against Brandon Allen and the Broncos. The defense was led by edge rusher Shaq Lawson as he recorded two sacks.
“Eight and three? That feels good to me. I ain’t never been 8-3 in the NFL.”Shaq Lawson, Defensive End for the Buffalo Bills
Tre’Davious White recorded an interception for the Bills defense as well, making it four picks for him on the season. White is making a bold case as a prime pro bowl candidate this season.
Bills Soon to be Battle Tested
The Bills schedule starts to get tough, and the team will be tested beginning this Thursday in Dallas against the Cowboys. The Bills final five games consist of 80% of there remaining opponents with a winning record, and all but one team still in playoff contention. With an 8-3 record, the Buffalo Bills hold a nice cushion in the AFC wildcard race but will need to continue the impressive play throughout the rest of the season.
The Bills, who are 8-3 for the first time since Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly was under center for the Bills (1996), will take on the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day at 4:30 eastern. This will be the first time Buffalo plays on Turkey Day since 1994.
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