The Bills have been the definition of a team that can not figure things out enough to go on a winning streak as they have alternated between wins and losses since their Week 5 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The start of Monday’s game showed more of that inconsistency as the offense couldn’t get anything going.
In the second half, Buffalo (5-5) found its rhythm on some offensive drives long enough to score two touchdowns… but the mistakes and the penalties were too much for the Bills to overcome.
Here is Bills Wire’s stock report following the loss:
Stock up: RB Latavius Murray
Murray had been relegated to being the Bills’ primary backup once Damien Harris went down with his injury, but Murray had not played well with his opportunities. That changed on Monday Night Football as he had his first signature performance with Buffalo and as a result, he was a big reason that the Bills had a fighting chance in this one.
Stock down: QB Josh Allen
As he has done all season, Allen turned the ball over in some inexplicable ways. Granted, one of his interceptions was not his fault as wide receiver Gabe Davis allowed a well-placed ball to go through his hands, but other than that, Allen did not help the Bills in this one. His decision-making was all over the place and has been for awhile now.
Stock up: LB Terrel Bernard
As usual, Bernard was all over the field to come out with some big tackles over the course of the game and also managed to put some pressure on Broncos QB Russell Wilson as well. Bernard has been arguably the best player on Buffalo’s defense ever since Matt Milano and Tre’Davious White went down with their injuries.
Stock down: WR Stefon Diggs
This is the first time this season that Diggs has made this list as a stock down, but it must be said after Monday’s game against the Broncos. While Diggs was seeing some double coverage along with Josh Allen having one of his bad performances, Diggs did not find many ways to make an impact in this one and was largely a footnote for Buffalo’s offense.
Stock up: TE Dalton Kincaid
While Kincaid did not have any explosive plays compared to the rest of the receiving group, but like he has been doing since Dawson Knox went down, Kincaid has been a security blanket for Josh Allen in the middle of the field and outside of the numbers. Kincaid was able to consistently find holes in Denver’s defense and when Buffalo’s offense finally got rolling, he was usually open.
Stock down: LB Von Miller
Once again, Miller made little impact on the defensive end for the Bills. While the defensive miscues go beyond Miller, he did not do anything on the field that let anyone know that he was there and unfortunately, it seems that he’s regressing instead of getting better.