Breaking down Broncos vs. Bills

August, 20, 2011
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Some thoughts about the Denver Broncos' 24-10 win over the visiting Buffalo Bills on Saturday night:

It was a good overall game for Denver. The Broncos played well both offensively and defensively.

Quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn were terrific. They combined for 20-of-29 passing for 265 yards. Quinn worked with the second team ahead of Tim Tebow. Quinn played well for a second straight game.

Don’t expect Quinn to give up his backup spot in the coming days. Tebow played late and he didn’t do much. The fact that Quinn threw 16 passes and Tebow tossed just two shows the team is much more interested in seeing Quinn play than seeing Tebow at this point. Tebow’s arrow is simply not pointing in the right direction as we approach the start of the season.

The Broncos didn’t run the ball well. Knowshon Moreno had 28 yards on six carries. Willis McGahee had just 6 yards on five carries. The Broncos want to run the ball often, so this is an area that must be improved.

Receiver Brandon Lloyd looked to be in midseason form as he had four catches for 55 yards.

Denver’s defense -- which was ranked No. 32 in the NFL last season -- was strong, especially against the pass. Buffalo starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was just 6-of-16 passing for 44 yards.

Von Miller, the No. 2 overall pick in the April draft, showed his explosiveness with a sack, much to the delight of the home crowd.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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