*5. Bills band together to give thanks to the troops *
Not only does Sunday's game against the Broncos mark a homecoming for the Bills, who have been on the road for two weeks straight, it's also the team's annual Salute to Service game. Throughout the matchup, the Bills will expand on their year-round military appreciation efforts, as they proudly celebrate service members for their selfless and unwavering commitment to protecting our freedom. The special commemoration will feature a full-field flag unfurl by 150 members of the National Guard during the national anthem and an unforgettable military flyover. During introductions, each Bills player will be accompanied by a member of the military carrying an American flag. The team will also salute the troops on the field by sporting camouflage in addition to their red, white and blue uniforms.
A time to give thanks, Bills fans everywhere can show their support and gratitude by writing letters to veterans, active service members and their loved ones through the NFL’s “Huddle for Heroes” initiative.
4. Catch 'em while you can
In the NFL, field position is a without a doubt a difference maker, giving those with the ability to gain chunks of yardage on a return an advantage. The Bills, who are averaging a league-best 30.4 yards on kickoff returns, have found success in the category. Leading the way for Buffalo, is 10-year veteran Andre Roberts. A 2019 Pro Bowl selection, Roberts has been a force to be reckoned with on special teams and ripped off a 44-yard return against Miami last week and one for 66 yards against Washington.
3. Young bucks ball out
They may not have many years in the experience column, but that hasn't stopped Buffalo's young players from making an impact. Chief among them in one important stat, is second-year linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. At just 21 years old, the Virginia Tech product is already making history. Since entering the NFL, Edmunds has recorded 197 tackles – the most by anyone under 22 years old since at least 1999. An emerging leader in the Bills' locker room, Edmunds is coming into his own and giving Bills fans something to shout about in the process.
2. Lights, camera, Allen!
Bills signal caller Josh Allen has been gaining attention from around the NFL over the last few weeks. Most recently, the sophomore quarterback was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Dolphins. For five consecutive games, Allen has managed two touchdowns and zero interceptions. If he makes it six, he'll become the first QB to do so since Tom Brady went for nine straight in 2010.
1. Eyes on the prize
When Vic Fangio and his squad roll into town, it'll mark the Denver's first meeting with the Buffalo since 2017 – a game that resulted in a 26-16 Bills win. Although it's only been a few seasons, both teams' rosters are significantly different, making this a tough AFC test. The Bills will have their work cut out for them against a stout Broncos defensive unit – one including the likes of former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller. Up for the challenge, the Bills will band together as they look to advance to 8-3 for the first time in over 20 years.