4:05 PM ET, December 21, 2008
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
• The Bills had not won in Denver since a 17-16 victory in 1967 at since-demolished Bears Stadium.
• The Broncos had beat the Bills in their previous five matchups.
• After throwing eight interceptions in his last six games, Bills QB Trent Edwards had no interceptions against the Broncos.
• Denver has to win in San Diego next week to win the AFC West and earn a playoff berth.
-- ESPN research
coldest game in Denver's history, setting up an all-or-nothing game against the Chargers next week for the division title and a playoff berth.The Broncos (8-7) led the Chargers (7-8) by three games with three to go, but now face the possibility of having led the AFC's woeful West by themselves from opening weekend through Christmas with nothing to show for it."Unfortunately we're not going to be able to go up there and take it easy," receiver Brandon Marshall said. "We're going to have to go up there in their back yard and prove to them that we're better than them. They're a good team, they're playing better now, and they've got all the momentum."
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The only game in Denver colder than Sunday's 17-degree reading at kickoff was a game against San Diego on Dec. 10, 1972, when it was 9 degrees. ... The Bills went 4-0 against the AFC West. ... Bailey picked up his second career sack, and first since his rookie year in 1999. ... Lynch injured a shoulder in the second half.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.3||7.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-5||2-7|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||10:38||Jay Cutler 2 Yard Run (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 4:28
|FG||5:01||Matt Prater 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 89 yds, 3:45
|FG||13:17||Matt Prater 30 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 53 yds, 5:43
|FG||7:48||Rian Lindell 37 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 56 yds, 5:29
|TD||0:19||Marshawn Lynch 2 Yard Run (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 56 yds, 1:40
|FG||9:58||Rian Lindell 49 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 26 yds, 5:08
|FG||5:02||Rian Lindell 28 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 48 yds, 3:56
|TD||0:44||Jay Cutler 6 Yard Run (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 84 yds, 4:20
|TD||12:50||Steve Johnson 3 Yard Pass From Trent Edwards (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 72 yds, 2:51
|FG||11:08||Matt Prater 43 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 49 yds, 1:44
|TD||9:00||Fred Jackson 8 Yard Run (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 45 yds, 2:09