Giving Credit Whew Credit is Due : The Bills defense played an outstanding game with Lorenzo Alexander rushing the passer along with Jerry Hughes, making the big difference. This game was more about the Vikings not showing up to play rather than the Bills dominating them throughout the game. You can’t be a championship team in the making when taking days off like last Sunday.
Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott rallied his team together after two embarrassing losses and a player quitting on the field, to out play and coach a Vikings team loaded with superior talent to a surprising win. It goes to show that heart and desire, along with proper play calling, can lead to a victory in the NFL. The Bills defense held the Minnesota Vikings to 46 yards in the first half which was the fewest yards allowed since the Cleveland Browns fame back in 2004.
The Bills defensive scheme has changed with a more aggressive pass rushing style allowing Lorenzo Alexander, Trent Murphy and Jerry Hughes to beat the Vikings offensive tackles in order to get to Kirk Cousins who yesterday played like the Kirk Cousin we remember by fumbling and turning over the ball. Bills edge rusher Jerry Hughes said: “Our secondary did a fantastic job of making the quarterback hold the ball and go through his second and third read.
We had a great week of practice. We came together as a team.” It’s quite interesting that Bills QB Josh Allen had two rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown for a total of 196 yards which are Tyrod Taylor-type numbers. That’s because the Bills need quality wide receivers in order for us to truly see if Josh Allen is the franchise quarterback the Bills have been missing for so long. Bills receivers were open due to a total breakdowns in Vikings secondary allowing Josh Allen to hit wide open receivers like Jason Crooms, Andre Holmes and running back Chris Ivory.
Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin had another bad game by dropping passes once again. He seems to have a bad attitude to go along with his non-pass catching skills. He’s making Carolina QB Gam Newton look like a Hall of Famer for making Benjamin look so good when he played for the Panthers.
The Bills are in Green Bay Today to face the Packers team that is having trouble stopping the run. I think the Bills will put pressure on Aaron Rodgers in a hard fought game with the Bills coming up a bit short in this one losing 24-21.The Packers will be up for this game and not sleep walking through it like the Vikings.
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