Monday Night Football highlights: Broncos stun Bills on game-winning field goal
The game carried incredibly important implications for the Bills, whose chance to qualify for the postseason would have been 61 percent with a win. They’re now at 37, while the team has the third-highest strength of schedule remaining. Turnovers marred the game for Buffalo, as it lost two fumbles, while Josh Allen threw two interceptions.
Russell Wilson was spectacular on the other side, completing 24-of-29 passes for 192 yards and two TDs, while leading the game-winning drive in the fourth quarter. Denver, while still last in the AFC West, sits just a game behind the second-place Raiders. It has now won three straight games.
Here are the top moments!
The Broncos defense was quick to make its imprint on the game, as its defense stripped James Cook on the game’s very first play to give the offense the ball near the 20-yard line.
The Broncos got their second turnover of the night on the Bills’ second possession, as Justin Simmons snatched a tipped pass midway through the first quarter.
Well hello there, Courtland Sutton. The Broncos playmaker showed his worth early in the game with a few receptions, and scored the team’s first TD on this spectacular sliding catch.
Dropped in the breadbasket
Josh Allen put the Bills on the board near the second quarter’s end on this pretty pass to Dalton Kincaid. They converted the two-point conversion as well to come within a point of Denver, 9-8.
After completing this pass with 18 seconds left in the first half, the Broncos executed a perfect hurry-up field goal to take a 15-8 lead into the half.
The Bills defense got a huge takeaway to start the second half, as it punched a ball away from Sutton and pounced on it near the 40-yard line.
Cap it off
Latavius Murray rumbled into the end zone on a short run to tie the game.
Make that four turnovers for the Bills offense. This time, Allen mishandled the pigskin while trying to hand off to James Cook, and the Broncos jumped on the ball.
Embrace the contact
Wilson just got off this lob to Javonte Williams in the flat after a play fake for a go-ahead score with just over five minutes to play.
You may not see a play like this again. About 10 yards into this 42-yard rush, James Cook fumbled. But after a gratuitous bounce, Cook picked the ball up in stride and scampered for 32 more.
Mr. Do It Himself
Nobody on the Bills has more rushing TDs this season than Josh Allen. He earned himself another on this run-pass option in the red zone, putting Buffalo up 23-22 with under two minutes to go.
A pass interference penalty put the Broncos in position for a 41-yard field goal. A 12-men on the field call wiped away what would’ve been a missed 41-yarder.
Five yards closer, and Will Lutz nailed the sixth game-winning field goal as time expired in Week 10. Adding to the record for most in NFL history.
Who knew Stefon Diggs was so well-versed in Spanish? He joined ESPN Mexico’s broadcast before the game to hype up Bills Mafia.
It’s still all love between Miller and the Broncos faithful.