The Denver Broncos will head on the road for a matchup with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, August 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET, and it can be seen on NFL Network. Both teams are coming off preseason victories last weekend as the Broncos topped the Dallas Cowboys 17-7, while the Bills beat the Indianapolis Colts 27-24.
Denver made a big splash this offseason by landing Russell Wilson in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks, but he did not see the field in Week 1 of the preseason. Josh Johnson completed 16-of-23 passes for 172 yards with two touchdowns, and Brett Rypien stepped in and completed 8-of-18 passes for 113 yards. He connected on some deep balls to undrafted rookie wideout Jalen Virgil, who caught three passes for 83 yards.
Which Broncos will play, expected inactives
Broncos starting skill players— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) August 20, 2022
HB Mike Boone
WR Kendall Hinton
WR Montrell Washington
WR Brandon Johnson
TE Albert Okwuegbunam
It doesn’t look like we’ll get any of the big names for the Broncos today.
Josh Allen does not have a whole lot to prove during this preseason, and he did not see the field last weekend. Case Keenum got the start and completed 11-of-18 passes for 86 yards with two interceptions, while Matt Barkley completed 18-of-24 passes for 224 yards with a pick. Rookie wide receiver Khalil Shakir had a big game with 92 yards on five receptions, and Isaiah Hodgins caught nine passes for 77 yards.
Which Bills will play, expected inactives
#Bills starting offense:— Jay Skurski (@JaySkurski) August 20, 2022
QB: Josh Allen
WR: Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis, Isaiah McKenzie
RB: Devin Singletary
OL: David Quessenberry, Ryan Bates, Mitch Morse, Rodger Saffold, Dion Dawkins
TE: Quintin Morris
Von Miller just told me he’s not playing today. He would be really the only healthy starter to not play today for the #bills— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 20, 2022
It looks like all the starters for Buffalo are going to see some playing time today outside of Miller, according to James Palmer. That means Allen, Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, Devin Singletary and most of the offensive line will likely be out there for one or two series.