Howard Picks the Bills: Week 12


After a 19-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 10, many fans and media started to question the Buffalo Bills and if they were truly capable of finding a way to winning enough football games to get back into the playoffs this season.

However, the Bills responded well and put people at ease this past Sunday with a dominating 37-20 win over the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida.

Buffalo got a stellar performance from their defense, getting seven sacks of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and also keeping the Dolphins to just 20 points.

The Bills were also very solid on the offensive side of the ball as quarterback Josh Allen threw for 256 yards, ran for 56 yards and accounted for four Buffalo touchdowns. He threw two of those touchdowns to wide receiver John Brown, who ended the day with nine receptions for 137 yards on 14 targets. Allen also completed a touchdown pass to rookie tight end Dawson Knox, and also scampered for an eight-yard touchdown run for his seventh touchdown on the ground.

Now sitting at 7-3, the Bills will have another easy opponent coming up on their schedule as the Denver Broncos come to New Era Field this Sunday with a 3-7 record through 10 games.

The Broncos still have a stellar defense with the likes of Von Miller on the roster, but their offense has not been there to support their defensive efforts. In addition, the team has lost starting quarterback Joe Flacco for the season with a neck injury, and have had to turn to fourth-year quarterback Brandon Allen, who has led Denver to a 1-1 record in two starts.

This past week in Minnesota, the Broncos got out to a 20-0 lead at halftime, but could not manage to hold on for a second consecutive win as the Vikings rallied for a 27-23 win.

If the Bills can manage another solid effort and grab another win, the team would be 8-3 heading into their Thanksgiving matchup with the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, November 28. 

The Browns loss had quite the effect on Howard Simon's picks last week, dropping his weekly picks to 9-7 after being 11-5 the week before.

After the Dolphins win, he has the Bills back up to double-digit wins this season at 10-6.

#HowardPickstheBills (7-3):Wk 12: DEN - WINWk 13: at DAL - LOSSWk 14: BAL - LOSSWk 15: at PIT - WINWk 16: at NE - LOSSWk 17: NYJ - WIN@hsimon62’s picks: 10-6

— WGR 550 (@WGR550) November 19, 2019

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A drop to 9-7 after the ugly loss to Cleveland, and now a rise back to 10-6 after an impressive win over the Dolphins. The ebbs and flows of a football season.@hsimon62 @JeremyWGR @WGR550 #HowardPicksTheBills #HowardHater #HowardHomer

— Brayton J. Wilson (@BJWilsonWGR) November 19, 2019

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