Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos pulled off a close and exciting win against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo on “Monday Night Football”” (Nov. 13). The Bills were favored to win, but with quarterback Josh Allen have some iffy games this season, the Broncos weren’t a longshot for upsetting the Bills. Upset, they did, as Wilson played one of his best games since coming to the Broncos ahead of the 2022 season.
During the game, Wilson threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns. That included a massive pass at the back corner of the end zone to Courtland Sutton, which resulted in a huge play for the Broncos. It was arguably his biggest play since the Broncos brought on the former Super Bowl winner from the Seattle Seahawks.
He also nailed it later in the game, when every second and point counted, helping take Denver down the field in the final minutes of the matchup. He got close enough to give Will Lutz a prime, 36-yard field goal spot that won them the game.
The biggest face-palm moment of the game came at the very end. In a move that had to totally frustrate Bills fans, Buffalo got a 12-men on the field penalty that gave Lutz another chance to score a game-winning field goal after he kicked too far right on the first attempt. For a moment, it really looked like the Bills were going to win this one, but that penalty really sealed the deal for Denver.
The Bills also had a whopping four turnovers during the game, which Denver used to their advantage. While the Bills’ Allen is a star quarterback, turnovers are surely his biggest weakness, and that proved a good thing for Denver.
After the game and 24-22 win, Wilson said the victory was for “Broncos country.” He added that the team was “relentless,” saying, “We knew that we were going to win this game… We know who we can be.”
For longtime Wilson fans, it was a vintage performance, reminiscent of his Super Bowl days. Perhaps they thought Wilson’s time had come and gone. But, he’s still got it.
Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos have now stacked wins for three-consecutive games and flirting with the possibility of making the AFC playoffs. It’s still a bit out of their reach, but they’re doing everything they can to get back in there. The AFC is a very strong conference this season, so that makes it even more difficult. But, if the Broncos keep playing games like they did on Monday, they can do it.
The Denver Broncos’ next game is against the Minnesota Vikings on “Sunday Night Football” (Nov. 19). This will be an interesting game, as the Vikings are performing well, even without star quarterback Kirk Cousins, who is out for the season with an Achilles injury. It’s a home game for the Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. The Buffalo Bills’ next game is Sunday at 4:25 p.m. EST against the New York Jets. That game takes place at Highmark Stadium in New York. Find the full NFL Week 11 schedule of games here.