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Vic Carucci's Points After: Bills 26, Broncos 16

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Here's a breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 26-16 victory against the Denver Broncos Sunday at New Era Field:

Credibility building: By beating the Broncos, who were 2-0 and coming off of a blowout victory against the Dallas Cowboys, the Bills gained some credibility after an offseason of moves that lowered expectations and a pathetic offensive showing in last week's 9-3 loss against the Carolina Panthers.

The Bills' passing game finally showed signs of life, thanks in no small part to offensive coordinator Rick Dennison incorporating more moving-pocket plays into the offense. That tapped into Tyrod Taylor's strength, which is his mobility. He finished with 20 completions in 26 attempts for 213 yards and two touchdowns, with a passer rating of 126.

Defense does it again: The Bills' defense, which had been their lone bright spot through two games, looked solid once again. It intercepted Trevor Siemian twice, sacked him three times, and did a decent job of preventing the Broncos' running game from taking control.

Player of the game: Tre'Davious White. The Broncos picked on the rookie cornerback all day, and he stood up to the challenge. White had an interception and broke up four passes.

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Fellow cornerback E.J. Gaines was a strong contender for this honor as well, with an interception and three breakups, including a big one on the Broncos' final drive.

Tyrod's milestones: Taylor's 2-yard touchdown pass to Andre Holmes, who caught it off of a deflection by fellow receiver Zay Jones, gave the quarterback 40 TD throws for his career.

Taylor has moved into seventh place on the team’s all-time completions list with, surpassing J.P. Losman's 558.

Hauschka makes history: Stephen Hauschka became the first Bills kicker to connect on two 53-plus yard field goals in the same game. His four field goals were from 49, 55, 53 and 27 yards.

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McCoy hits 400/9,000: LeSean McCoy became the third active running back with 400 receptions and 9,000 rushing yards.

Counting the house: The Bills announced that 68,865 tickets were distributed on an extremely hot, picture-perfect day with not a cloud in sight. There was a stunningly strong representation of orange jerseys in the stands (for the record, the Broncos wore their road white jerseys).

Up next: A trip to Atlanta to face the defending NFC-champion Falcons next Sunday begins a two-game stretch on the road (the other game is at Cincinnati) before the Bills have their bye.

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