The Bills (2-1) bounced back from a 9-3 loss at Carolina in which their offense was stuck in neutral with McCoy limited to a 9 yards rushing .
Their defense finally generated turnovers, something it failed to do against the Panthers.
E.J. Gaines and rookie Tre’Davious White each intercepted Trevor Siemian. Then there were Buffalo’s two fourth-down stops.
Deon Lacey tackled De’Angelo Henderson for a 1-yard gain when Denver attempted a fake punt on fourth-and-2 at its own 31 early in the fourth quarter. And the Broncos’ final drive ended when Siemian underthrew a pass to Emmanuel Sanders with 1:47 remaining.
In falling to 2-1, Denver looked nothing like the team that dominated in a 42-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys last week.
The Cowboys wanted to strike a balance of answering the needs of the players who wanted to have some form of protest, while acknowledging the players who wanted to stand for the anthem.
In the past, Jones has said he liked how the Cowboys handled the national anthem. Since the silent protests started a year ago — with Colin Kaepernick drawing the most attention — the entire Cowboys roster has stood in a row along the sideline.
Jones was one of seven NFL owners to donate to Trump’s inaugural committee. So far the Cowboys have not released a statement on Jones’ behalf, but the NFL, the NFL Players Association and a number of teams and executives issued statements calling Trump’s comments divisive.
We want them to do what’s in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys, Jones said. That’s where the obligation is, and again I don’t want to get into this area of debate, but I do want to emphasize how important it is to me that we respect the sanctity of the flag.