Bills vs. Broncos: 6 things to watch for during Week 10’s matchup

The Buffalo Bills (5-4) continue their regular season journey at home against the Denver Broncos (3-5) in Week 10 on Monday Night Football at Highmark Stadium.

All week, topics and storylines have been discussed ahead of these two familiar foes facing off. In the end, regardless of what is said by players, coaches, media outlets and fans, it always comes down to what unfolds on the field in the NFL.

And once the battle arrives, there will be a few particular things to keep in mind to look out for.

With that, are six things to watch for during Monday’s Bills vs. Broncos matchup:

Increase in Von for the moment?

(Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Von Miller is still looking for his first sack of the 2023 season after missing the first four games of the year while still on the PUP list.

This week would be an ideal time for him to get it.

Miller has been limited to about 20-ish snaps per game since his return. He’ll likely try his hardest to get even more than that since the Bills are facing his former team in the Broncos. It’s the first time he’ll go against Denver, where he played from 2011 to 2022.

The Bills’ pass rush could use a bit of an injection of life as of late, too.

What's the offense look like?

Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey (USAT)
Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey (USAT)

With only 20 rushing yards on six carries from the Bills’ No. 1 rusher James Cook in last week’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, will Buffalo offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey dial up a more even-balanced attack? It could help.

There has been plenty of discussion about the Bills offense playing a more uptempo style, too.

Better at home

Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Bills are a much better team this season at home. Look no further than their record at Highmark Stadium: 4-0. The Bills average 28.8 points and 395.2 yards per game in Orchard Park.

More injuries

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Terrel Bernard #43 of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

Another week, another new slate of injuries for the Bills.

Against the Bengals, the injury bug bit Buffalo’s defense again. Linebacker Terrel Bernard (concussion), safety Micah Hyde (stinger), cornerback Christian Benford (hamstring) and cornerback Dane Jackson (undisclosed) all left the game in Cincinnati.

It’s getting pretty ridiculous now. Only Jackson appears to be in the clear as of now.

Bills Wire will provide injury reports for both teams leading the lead up to Monday Night Football.

A better Broncos offense

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, left, and Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

As their record indicates, the Broncos are still a team searching for some answers throughout their roster. But as opposed to last season, their offense is… better.

Their rushing attack led by Javonte Williams, has a few different layers with Samaje Perine and Jaleel McLaughlin thrown into the mix as well. They averaged 116.8 yards per game on the ground this season.

The most-important improvement comes from the quarterback play. Russell Wilson had 16 touchdown passes the entire 2022 season. He already has 16 this year.

New faces


The Bills added three new players last week. The two defenders, cornerback Rasul Douglas and defensive tackle Linval Joseph were tossed right into the deep end and played snaps in Cincinnati. Meanwhile, running back Leonard Fournette was inactive.

It’s likely that Fournette makes his debut against the Broncos. On Douglas and Joseph, do their snap counts increase?

Story originally appeared on Bills Wire