Betting On Broncos Bills – Tebow, Broncos Look To Complete Circle With Win Over Bills
The Denver Broncos won’t commit to their starting quarterback despite the fact that he has helped turn around their season with seven wins in nine games to put them in position to lock up the AFC West division title with a win this weekend. Perhaps one of the reasons for that is what happened to the next team listed on their schedule, as the Buffalo Bills signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to a contract extension following a fast start, but have since fallen apart with seven straight losses and their quarterback as one of the biggest reasons why. The Broncos and Bills meet this weekend in a matchup of two teams headed in opposite directions, despite what the sports betting odds said about their playoff chances after the first five weeks.
Denver Broncos @ Buffalo BillsSaturday December 24, 2011 – 1:00 PM ET
Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York
NFL Betting Lines: Denver Broncos – 3
Unlike the Bills with Fitzpatrick, the Broncos aren’t committing to Tim Tebow just yet, even though he has already performed well beyond expectations in what can be considered his rookie year. Tebow and Denver are concentrated on their immediate futures for now, including all that a win this weekend could mean to the franchise.
Betting On Broncos Bills Preview: Denver Broncos
Regardless of what you think of Tebow as a quarterback, it is impossible to blame him for the team’s most recent loss to the New England Patriots. The Broncos’ defense was simply overwhelmed by Tom Brady and the Patriots’ offense, and it didn’t help that Denver had three lost fumbles. Tebow did score twice in the game to keep it within reach until the fourth quarter, but he is going to need more from the playmakers around him to be successful, as is the case with most young quarterbacks around the league. The Broncos’ defense has allowed at least 32 points in two of their last three games, and any chance at success will have to begin with cutting that number down.
Betting On Broncos Bills Preview: Buffalo Bills
Fitzpatrick isn’t the only reason why the Bills have struggled lately, but he has played a role in their collapse. Even though he threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo’s loss to the Miami Dolphins last week, Fitzpatrick also threw three interceptions that really cost his team in the end. The Bills’ defense was torched by Dolphins’ running back Reggie Bush for over 200 yards, and considering Denver owns the league’s top rushing attack, they could be in trouble this Sunday.
Betting On Broncos Bills Preview: Outlook & Pick
The Broncos are finally favorites according to the sportsbook lines, and the biggest reason for that has to be the fact that they have been able to run the ball so well and are about to face one of the worst run defenses in the league. Denver will pound the rock repeatedly and wear the Bills down, allowing Tebow to go over the top when he has to in order to ensure that they get back on track this weekend.Betting On Broncos Bills Pick: Denver Broncos