BUFFALO (7-5) at DENVER (9-3)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Denver by 9
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Buffalo 6-6, Denver 6-6
SERIES RECORD — Bills lead 20-15-1
LAST MEETING — Bills beat Broncos 40-14, Dec. 24, 2011
LAST WEEK — Bills beat Browns 26-10; Broncos beat Chiefs 29-16
AP PRO32 RANKING — Bills No. 17, Broncos No. 3
BILLS OFFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (24), PASS (21).
BILLS DEFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (7), PASS (5).
BRONCOS OFFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (18), PASS (2).
BRONCOS DEFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (2), PASS (10).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Game pits top two defensive teams in AFC, featuring elite pass rushers. Buffalo's DE Mario Williams has 12 sacks and DT Marcell Dareus has 10. Denver's LB Von Miller has 11 1-2 sacks and DE DeMarcus Ware has 10. ... Bills lead NFL with 48 sacks and have posted sack in 25 straight games. ... QB Kyle Orton spent three years in Denver, was benched for Tim Tebow in 2011. He was released, signed with Chiefs and returned to beat Broncos 7-3 in season finale. ... Orton is 5-3 since replacing second-year starter EJ Manuel. ... WR Sammy Watkins leads AFC rookies with 695 yards receiving on 51 catches with five TDs. But he's been slowed by injuries and has maybe hit "rookie wall." He had just 12 receptions for 105 yards and no TDs in November. ... QB Peyton Manning leads NFL with 36 TD passes, making him only player in history with four 35-plus TD seasons. Has TD pass in 51 straight games. ... In last four games, RB C.J. Anderson is averaging 164.5 yards from scrimmage with three TDs. ... WR Demaryius Thomas has NFL-best 40 TD catches since '10. ... In his first game in two years, new Broncos K Connor Barth scored 17 points against Kansas City last week; he was 5 for 5 on FGs. ... WR Emmanuel Sanders has seven TDs in last seven games. ... Broncos' red zone efficiency has plummeted to 40 percent without TE Julius Thomas (ankle) in last two weeks. With Thomas in lineup, they score on 77 percent of trips inside 20.
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