Buffalo Bills throttle Denver Broncos – Preseason Week 2 game thread
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WHEC) – The Buffalo Bills’ 2022 preseason continues at home against the Broncos. Refresh our game thread throughout for updates and live tweets from Jackson Roberts and Mat Mlodzinski.
Broncos score on the opening drive
Denver used a 12-play, 64-yard drive that ended in a Brandon McManus field goal.
Josh Allen does Josh Allen things on the Bills’ first offensive possession
Buffalo responded with a touchdown after Josh Allen went 3-for-3 for 45 yards, ending in a 28-yard touchdown pass to Gabe Davis.
Devin Singletary had three rushes for 25 yards on the drive.
Allen comes out, Keenum keeps it going
Sean McDermott took Josh Allen out after a near-perfect first series and Case Keenum didn’t lower the bar.
The Bills’ backup went 4-for-5 for 59 yards. Zach Moss scored on a rushing touchdown and the Bills made it 14-3 to start the second quarter.
Broncos tack on three more
Brandon McManus made it 2-for-2 connecting from 43 yards away and cutting the lead to 14-6.
Buffalo continues to click on offense
For the third straight possession, the Bills scored a touchdown. James Cook had three rushes for 29 yards on the drive.
Zack Moss capped it off with his second score of the day to take a 21-6 lead.
Another drive, another touchdown
The Bills offense is showing no signs of slowing down, with a fourth straight TD to start the game.
After forcing the Denver offense to a three-and-out, Keenum took the offense 80 yards for a score. Keenum went 8-for-10 for 86 yards on the drive, with OJ Howard hauling in a redzone catch for the touchdown. Tyler Bass hit the extra point to make it 28-6 before halftime.
It’s getting ridiculous at this point
Matt Barkley subbed in at quarterback and it didn’t matter. He took the Bills 80 yards again for a fifth touchdown.
Duke Johnson ended it with a two-yard score to make it 35-6.
Denver ends its scoring drought
The Bills defense had shut down the Broncos to this point, but McManus was able to connect on his third FG of the day.
Bills make it 6-for-6 in touchdowns
Clearly, it doesn’t matter who’s at quarterback today for Buffalo.
For the second drive in a row, Barkley took the Bills nearly down the whole field. He went 4-for-5 for 45 yards. Raheem Blackshear had a 25-yard rush and two carries total for 30 yards. Duke Johnson punched it in for his second TD of the game to make it 42-9, Buffalo.
Denver finally breaks through
It took until the fourth quarter, but the Broncos were finally able to score a touchdown, thanks to a successful drive by Brett Rypien.
Rypien, who is the nephew to former Washington QB Mark Rypien, led a 12-play drive for 84 yards. The Broncos missed on a two point conversion, but cut the lead to 42-15 in favor of the Bills.
The Bills would hold on to win by that same score, 42-15.