Buffalo Bills at Denver Broncos (-10)
With two straight wins following their loss in Miami, the Buffalo Bills have pulled themselves back into the AFC playoff picture. With an absolutely brutal schedule ahead — Denver, Green Bay, and New England in three of their final four games — the Bills will have to steal wins against teams with better records to stay afloat. The first of these nearly impossible tasks in Sunday afternoon in Denver.
The matchup that will make-or-break Buffalo’s ability to stay in the game is the Bills’ top-five defense – allowing the second fewest points in the league – squaring off against the obviously prolific Denver offense led by quarterback Peyton Manning. The real mismatch, however, exists when Buffalo’s average offense clashes with a Denver defense that is currently allowing the third-fewest yards per game.
Buffalo may be fighting for its playoff life, but Denver is returning home after playing four road games in five weeks, losing two. More importantly, the Patriots’ loss in Week 13 keeps the Broncos’ dream of home field advantage throughout the playoffs alive.
Denver wins by two touchdowns and covers the large spread.