It's not all blueberries and sunshine at Dove Valley. The Broncos whiffed on one position: fullback. Why have one? As I wrote back on Aug. 26, Andy Janovich's spot should've been used elsewhere, perhaps on another offensive tackle.
The Bills must get their points from an unusual source, either a punt return, pick-6 or strip-sack of Trevor Siemian. Rick Dennison's offense can't pass (27th in the NFL) or run (LeSean McCoy: 8 yards in Week 2). A-plus matchup for Denver's 'D.'
Dating to last season, Brandon McManus has missed a field goal in three straight games. That should be a consideration for the Broncos, who opted for a long field goal instead of going for the first down on 4th-and-2 against the Cowboys.
Vance Joseph is settling in as head coach. You can see it in media sessions, where he's more comfortable; in dealings with refs, where his mentorship under even-keeled Gary Kubiak is evident; in the locker room, where the Broncos believe.
John Elway and the Broncos front office built a fierce roster. I'd want those guys choosing my players everywhere except quarterback. Add to the list of QBs they liked (but can't play): Tyrod Taylor. Bills fans are calling for the hook.
Klee's prediction: Broncos (-3) 20, Bills 6 (Overall record: 2-0, ATS record: 2-0)
Gazette columnist Paul Klee gives his best plays for Week 3:
1. Steelers (-7) at Bears
The only thing that could keep this one close is Lake Michigan weather. Sunday's forecast at Soldier Field: 86 degrees and bright sunshine. Time for Le'Veon Bell to escape the fantasy gutter.
2. Broncos (-3) at Bills
Our ATS record took a hit in Week 2 when Sam Bradford was a late scratch for the Vikings. Time to come out firing: If Denver protects Trevor Siemian, this is a two- or three-touchdown Broncos win.
3. Patriots (-13) vs. Texans
Tom Brady has a new book: "The TB12 Method." In it, the Patriots QB explains OK foods (artichokes) and not OK foods (tomatoes) to achieve peak performance. For only $17.99, you, too, can eat like Tom.
-Season ATS record: 1-2