The Buffalo Bills had four turnovers in their Monday Night Football loss to the Denver Broncos. After scoring a go-ahead touchdown to take a one point lead with less than 90 seconds in the game, a pass interference called against Taron Johnson set the Broncos up for a game-winning field goal to end the game up 24-22.
Broncos kicker Wil Lutz missed the initial attempt, but the Bills were flagged for having 12 players on defense and Lutz took advantage of the second opportunity.
The Bills fall to 5-5 on the season and slide to 10th in the AFC standings.
Josh Allen threw for 177 yards and a touchdown and added a score on the ground. The quarterback had three turnovers: a fumble and two interceptions.
James Cook, who fumbled twice but recovered one of them en route to a big gain to set up the Bills' final touchdown, finished with 120 total yards.
The Bills offense struggled to get going in the first half, facing a 15-8 deficit at halftime after three first-half turnovers killed any momentum from positive plays.
Led by A.J. Epenesa, who had two sacks and three quarterback hits, the Bills defense set up their counterpart for several opportunities to take a lead. Johnson forced a fumble in the third quarter, which Rasul Douglas recovered for his first turnover as a Bill. The Bills answered with a touchdown run from Latavius Murray, who spent part of 2022 with the Broncos.
After each team traded punts, Wilson led a touchdown drive that chewed over seven minutes off the clock. The Bills answered with a touchdown drive of their own, but left too much time on the clock for Wilson and the Broncos offense to set up a field goal attempt.
Highmark Stadium erupted when Lutz's initial attempt sailed wide right, but the cheers turned to stunned silence after the Bills were called for the penalty.
The Bills will host the New York Jets next Sunday at Highmark Stadium at 4:25 p.m.
Key stats and facts to know:
- Josh Allen's first quarter interception marked his sixth-straight game with an interception, the longest such streak in his career.
- Monday was the 18th consecutive game Allen threw a touchdown pass, tying Jim Kelly's club record in 1986-87. With both a rushing and a passing touchdown, Allen broke a tie with Aaron Rodgers and Steve Young to own the second-most (32) such games among quarterbacks behind Cam Newton (45).
- Taylor Rapp and Rasul Douglas played every single defensive snap for the first time in their Bills careers.
- Monday marked the Bills' third straight primetime game and their fifth of the season, which leads the NFL.
- The Bills had 192 yards on the ground Monday night. Their loss to the Broncos marked the first time the Bills have lost in 2023 with over 100 rushing yards.
12:39 1Q | BUF 0 DEN 3 | Wil Lutz 40-yard field goal is GOOD
7:17 2Q | BUF 0 DEN 9 | Russell Wilson pass short right to Courtland Sutton for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Extra point attempt from Wil Lutz is NO GOOD
3:36 2Q | BUF 8 DEN 9 | Josh Allen pass deep right to Dalton Kincaid for 22 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Allen throws short right to Gabe Davis for 2 yards, two-point conversion attempt is GOOD
0:45 2Q | BUF 8 DEN 12 | Wil Lutz 49-yard field goal is GOOD
0:00 2Q | BUF 8 DEN 15 | Wil Lutz 40-yard field goal is GOOD
6:42 3Q | BUF 15 DEN 15 | Latavius Murray short run for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN
5:06 4Q | BUF 15 DEN 21 | Russell Wilson pass short right to Javonte Williams for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Holder Riley Dixon rushes left end, two-point conversion is NO GOOD
1:55 4Q | BUF 22 DEN 21 | Josh Allen run short left for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN
0:00 4Q | BUF 22 DEN 24 | Wil Lutz 36-yard field goal is GOOD
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