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Bills prep to battle birds

Rich Donnelly
Updated: October 23, 2019 06:33 PM
Created: October 23, 2019 06:22 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Last week's win over the Dolphins wasn't always pretty; it took a 4th quarter comeback led by Josh Allen and some key plays from Tre White and the defense to come out on top.  

Nonetheless, the Bills are sitting at 5-1. 

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The team is still developing that "identity" they've been talking about since the beginning of the season.

"We by no means think we've arrived,” Bills tight end Lee Smith said. “We by no means think that we don't have anything to work on. We're just gonna keep grinding, and once we get out to those fast starts - that sure would be nice. Don't get me wrong - but at the same time, it's about wins and losses in my line of work and right now we have more wins than losses so it's good."

The Bills will now face their toughest test of the home stretch against Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles.

"It's always fun when you can play against a smart mind, somebody that can read the defense,” Bills safety Micah Hyde said. “We're going to try to do our best to read the offense and maybe disguise a little bit. There's going to be a little chess match out there on any given play."

The Eagles are coming off of a demoralizing loss to the Cowboys; one that head coach Doug Pederson says has left his team mad, but the Bills say they aren't concerned about welcoming in angry birds.

"Anybody at this level, you take a butt whooping, you should be upset as competitors,” Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley said. “That's expected whether it's the Eagles or Dolphins. That's kind of what we expect from them. Really we just have to focus on us and be ready to take their best shot."

"I'm always trying to go out there and prepare to win,” Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. “Just because they're extra angry isn't like I'm gonna go out there extra. I'm gonna stay in my routine. The team's gonna stay in our routine."

Sean McDermott echoing that same sentiment, he went to high school in Philadelphia and it was the Eagles who gave him his start, but coach wasn't cracking today, telling the media "it's just another game."


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