ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — After starting the season with two wins, the Broncos fell to the Buffalo Bills, 26-16, on Sunday.
From the start it was obvious the Broncos offense was not the same as it was against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2.
Penalties, failure to complete drives in the red zone and two interceptions from Trevor Siemian helped Buffalo win the game.
The Broncos only managed a field goal in the first quarter. Buffalo found its offense in the second quarter and got the first touchdown of the game, giving the Bills a 7-0 lead.
That lead didn’t last long as the Broncos responded on the next drive. C.J. Anderson got a big 32 yard run and combined with an unnecessary roughness penalty, the Broncos were back in field goal range.
It led to Jamaal Charles’ first touchdown as part of the Broncos.
INCREDIBLE blocking by the @Broncos.
And @jcharles25 takes care of the rest.
— NFL (@NFL) September 24, 2017
After two field goals from the Bills and one more from the Broncos, the game was tied, 13-13, at halftime.
The Bills had the ball to start the third quarter and were forced to punt after a three-and-out to start.
The Broncos were quickly able to get into the red zone with a 13-yard gain from Virgil Green and a 20-yard run from Charles.
After another false start penalty made it third-and-12, the Broncos had to settle for another Brandon McManus field goal to make it 16-13.
On the Bills’ next drive, Buffalo’s offense was able to quickly score a touchdown in just four plays to regain the lead for good.
Siemian turned it over for the second time in the game in the fourth quarter as the Broncos were driving toward the red zone.
Siemian finished 24 of 40 for 259 yards. He had no touchdowns and two interceptions.
With the loss the Broncos fall to 2-1 on the season. They host the Oakland Raiders next week.