Bills to play quarterback Justin Herbert this week

Updated: November 25, 2020 06:37 PM
Created: November 25, 2020 05:55 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Bills' recent theme of playing quality quarterbacks continues this week with Chargers rookie Justin Herbert.

Thrown into the starting lineup just minutes before their week 2 game due to a bizarre incident involving the medical staff and Tyrod Taylor, Herbert already has five 300 yard passing games including a career-high 366 yards in a win this past Sunday. His premier play on the field has caught the attention of Sean McDermott.

"He's impressive,” Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott said. “I've gotten to watch a number of his games, he's tough, he has a big arm, he's smart. They've got weapons around him so he came into what I would call a favorable situation, which is also healthy for a young guy."

Herbert and the rest of the Chargers' eye-popping offensive weapons have the players on the Bills' defense on high alert.

"When their offense gets clicking they're hard to stop,” Bills safety Jordan Poyer said. “this offense is definitely putting points up on the board so we'll have our hands full trying to stop them."

"I think he's good, particularly being a young quarterback in the league,” Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds said. “He's making some big-time plays out there, his numbers are showing it and he's getting recognition around the league, but it starts with us and our preparation."

Even if the Bills defense is able to slow down Herbert and the Chargers, the Bills offense will need to be productive. And while that's always the goal, there might be a little extra motivation for Josh Allen this week.

In week 2 of the 2018 season, his first career start was against the Chargers. In that game, Allen threw two interceptions in the Bills' 31-20 loss to drop Buffalo to 0-2… let’s hope this year’s result is different.

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