Bills embracing return to playoffs

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) — The stage is set for a rubber match between The Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots on Saturday night at 8:15 p.m. Both teams beat the other on the road during the regular season.

As Buffalo looks to exceed last year’s finish (an AFC Title game loss to the Chiefs), they’ll have to do their best to drown out the noise. All year, the team has talked about doing just that not looking past the next game on schedule. But they’ve said that’s not easy to do and it’ll only be more difficult this weekend with what’s the line: Their season.

"We look on our social medias and we see some of the guys that are already home and back where their full-time residency is and we take pride in it that we’re still going," said offensive lineman Dion Dawkins.

"In the game is the biggest part," said Safety Micah Hyde. "You have to start fast in the playoffs. You have to start fast. You have to put some points on the board; you have to start playing good defense from the jump. You can;t go out there and lay an egg in the first half and go out there in the second half and say, ‘hey we’re going to get this thing going.’ You have to start fast."