The Buffalo Bills have a formula for winning games: Be great on defense and good enough on offense.
That formula was supposed to get the Bills into the playoffs under Rex Ryan. The offense did its job, but the Ryan defense failed.
The Bills have the same formula under Sean McDermott, and Sunday's game was an example of exactly how it's supposed to work.
Tre'Davious White stepped in front of a fourth-quarter pass from Trevor Siemian and the offense ate up 7:30 of game clock on the ensuing possession before netting a field goal that put banked the Bills' second win of the season.
It wasn't the prettiest win, but they don't have to be. The bottom line was LeSean McCoy ran 14 times for 21 yards and the Bills still won by two possessions. The offense was simply good enough, and when paired with great defense, that's enough.
Thanks, stripes: A questionable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Broncos' all-pro Von Miller gave the Bills three big points late in the game. Miller was penalized for sticking out a hand to help up Tyrod Taylor and then pulling it away. It was right in front of the referee, but it was somewhat of a surprise to see it called.
The Bills would've had to punt on fourth down from the Broncos' 46, but the penalty gave them a new set of downs from the 31. They went on to score a field goal that put them ahead two scores, 26-16, with 3:18 to play.