Week 10 MNF Recap

Written by: William Petersen

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After a horrendous 1-5 start to the 2023 NFL season, the Denver Broncos have now won three straight games after beating the Buffalo Bills 24-22 on a walkoff field goal on Monday Night Football. Russell Wilson played another efficient game only having five incompletions and ended the prime time win; 24/29 for 193 yards and 2 touchdowns. Wilson and the Broncos offense took care of the football which turned out to be the bane of Josh Allen and the Bills existence as Buffalo turned the ball over four times in their last second loss. Allen continues to be an absolute liability on offense finishing; 15/26 for 177 yards, 2 total TDs, 2 interceptions, and 1 fumble lost. The Bills could not find consistent offensive momentum due to Allen and running back James Cook’s inability to secure the football. Cook started the turnover trend for the Bills tonight, as he lost his first of two fumbles on the night during the first offensive snap of the game for the Bills. The Bills repeatedly shot themselves in the foot all night, a late pass interference penalty would set Denver up for a 41 yard field goal to win the game. Broncos kicker Wil Lutz would miss the ensuing kick but Denver would get bailed out a second time due to Buffalo having 12 men on the field during the kick attempt. Lutz got a redo and made sure to knock it dead center, resulting in a game winning field goal to bring the Broncos win streak total to three and one game below .500.

The Denver Broncos have now turned the corner for a season that probably should have been considered over after losing 5 out of their first 6 games. The Broncos defense has made a complete 180 as well as the quarterback play from Russell Wilson who continues to be one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the NFL this season. Denver’s defense coming into tonight was ranked last in the NFL in total defense. Tonight the Broncos’ forced four turnovers and a staggering 9 takeaways in their past two games, these two games were against Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. Denver will continue to build off of this revitalized mindset as this team has finally seemed to find an overall identity, physicality. Javonte Williams continued to be the wrecking ball back he was drafted to, putting up 21 carries for 79 yards rushing, and 4 receptions for 31 yards and a receiving touchdown. Denver will continue to build off of their defenses creation of turnovers and Wilson’s steady and productive quarterback play as the Broncos will welcome the 6-4 Minnesota Vikings who are on their own five game win streak, and a two game streak with new quarterback Josh Dobbs.Expect a shootout between these two especially since it will be the Sunday prime time game.

Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills now move to 5-5 with the most sour taste in their mouth after another game with poor football management and loose play from their franchise play caller. Allen continues to lead the league in interceptions and should now be considered as the main reason why the Bills are in the situation that they are. Coming into the season the Bills were a top five favorite to win the Super Bowl and now after ten weeks, the Bills are now in the hunt for a wildcard playoff spot. James Cook having two fumbles of his own does not help but the fact that Allen did not target Stefon Diggs more is a testament to the Broncos secondary, mainly Patrick Surtain II. The Bills will have major questions to answer on a short week as they have a divisional battle with the New York Jets next week who have a tenacious pass rush and stout linebacker core. The Bills should beat the Jets due to their lack of offense but with the way their own quarterback has been handling the football it is hard to say if the Bills can win any football games at the moment, especially now losing three out of their last four games.