Bills 30, Broncos 23

DENVER - Now it all comes down to a trip to San Diego for the right to represent the woeful AFC West in the playoffs.

Denver blew an early 13-0 lead and lost to Buffalo in the second-coldest game in Denver's history, setting up an all-or-nothing game against the Chargers next week for the division title and a playoff berth.

The Broncos (8-7) led the Chargers (7-8) by three games with three to go, but now face the possibility of having led the West by themselves from opening weekend through Christmas with nothing to show for it.

Buffalo 0 10 6 14 – 30

Denver 10 3 7 3 – 23

First quarter

Den–Cutler 2 run (Prater kick), 10:32.

Den–FG Prater 23, 4:57.

Second quarter

Den–FG Prater 30, 13:12.

Buf–FG Lindell 37, 7:43.

Buf–Lynch 2 run (Lindell kick), :15.

Third quarter

Buf–FG Lindell 49, 9:52.

Buf–FG Lindell 28, 4:58.

Den–Cutler 6 run (Prater kick), :38.

Fourth quarter

Buf–St.Johnson 3 pass from Edwards (Lindell kick), 12:47.

Den–FG Prater 43, 11:03.

Buf–Jackson 8 run (Lindell kick), 8:54.

A:

74,539.

Buf   Den

First downs 20   27

Total Net Yards 275   532

Rushes-yards 26-87   27-181

Passing 188   351

Punt Returns 0-0   1-2

Kickoff Returns 6-135   6-106

Interceptions Ret. 1-1   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 17-25-0   25-45-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-5   1-8

Punts 3-52.7   0-0.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   1-1

Penalties-Yards 4-26   6-62

Time of Possession 26:49   33:11

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Buffalo, Jackson 10-43, Lynch 11-34, Edwards 2-10, Omon 2-0, Parrish 1-0. Denver, Royal 1-71, Pope 6-44, Cutler 8-30, T.Bell 5-20, Young 7-16.

Passing:

Buffalo, Edwards 17-25-0-193. Denver, Cutler 25-45-1-359.

Receiving:

Buffalo, Reed 9-79, Jackson 3-70, Evans 2-19, Parrish 1-14, Royal 1-8, St.Johnson 1-3. Denver, Marshall 10-129, Royal 5-57, Graham 3-52, Stokley 3-32, Scheffler 2-56, D.Jackson 1-30, T.Bell 1-3.

Missed Field Goal:

Denver, Prater 54 (SH).