Dane Jackson and Bills defense to be tested against league’s top offense
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) — With the Patriots running the ball 46 out of 51 plays in Week 13, there wasn’t much of a chance to see what Bills cornerback Dane Jackson could or couldn’t do in place of the injured Tre’Davious White.
That’ll all but certainly be a different story this weekend.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers possess the league’s top offense, averaging more than 31 points per game. They’re led by QB Tom Brady, whose 32 career wins against Buffalo with the Patriots are the most by any quarterback against any team ever. This year, the 44-year old isn’t slowing down. He’s tossed 34 touchdowns along with 347 completions and 3,771 yards, all of which lead the NFL.
Prior to White tearing his ACL against the Saints, the Bills allowed the fewest passing yards per game and play in the league.
As Jackson prepares to fill his void, he’ll do so coming off a game in which he played every defensive snap against New England.
Through those reps and the week of practice the team had, Sean McDermott feels that he’s prepared.
“I thought he played well last week,” McDermott said. “He tackled well. Good to get him out there. I thought he did some good things. Expect the same this week as we move forward and certainly the game will probably be played a little different this week and that’ll be a challenge but I expect the same.”
“I tell Dane, ‘you’re not out there alone,’” Safety Jordan Poyer Said. “He definitely is going to know early. He’s been prepared and we trust him back to there do what he’s got to do.”