Despite their struggles early in the 2023 NFL campaign, the Denver Broncos are showing they can keep up with the best teams in football. After beating the reigning Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9, the Broncos now got a huge 24-22 win over the favored Buffalo Bills as well.
The Broncos didn’t play at their best but benefited from mistake-riddled Bills, who had four turnovers and essentially handed them the win in the final seconds of the game.
Trailing 21-22, the Broncos received the ball at their own 25 yards with 1:55 left on the clock. Quarterback Russell Wilson and the offense made their way to Buffalo’s 23 yards to set up a potential game-winning field goal for their kicker Wil Lutz.
Lutz sent his 41-yarder wide right, and it seemed like it was over for the Broncos. However, it turned out that the Bills had too many men on the field for the play, and Lutz had a do-over. He made no mistake on his second attempt, drilling the ball between the uprights.
The win now has the Broncos at 4-5 and dreaming about a potential playoff run. It is something that seemed impossible after the first six weeks when Denver was 1-5.
“We believe in each other. We believe in what we can do,” said quarterback Russell Wilson after the game. “To beat the Chiefs, to beat these guys, it sets a standard of who we should be, who we can be, and who we are going to be.”
The Bulls, on the other hand, have some soul-searching to do. Despite being considered one of the Super Bowl favorites ahead of the season, they are currently 5-5 and face a tough challenge to turn their fortunes.