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Bills gear up to face Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson

Carly Mascitti
Created: December 04, 2019 06:59 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) — The defense has been the anchor of this team all season long, they've faced some tests and made some adjustments, but they're going to face perhaps their biggest test of the season on Sunday when they welcome in the Baltimore Ravens and one of the most electric quarterbacks in the league: Lamar Jackson.

"The couple mistakes we had early in the season on the run game - if any of those happen this week it's going to be a touchdown,” Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips said, “that's the kind of magnitude of this."

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"It's going to take all 11 guys on the football field running to the football and basically treating him like a running back and hitting him," Bills safety Jordan Poyer said.

The Ravens have the top rushing offense in the league and are averaging nearly 34 points per game - the most in the NFL. The Bills say they'll have to make sure their fundamentals are sound to avoid letting Lamar Jackson - be Lamar Jackson.

"Lamar's going to do a lot of dancing, so you keep adding population,” Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes said. “You keep adding bodies around the ball carrier. Make it a real physical football game. That way, come the fourth quarter, we can kind of just toughen up Lamar."

"At the end of the day, you just have to tackle,” Bills safety Micah Hyde said. “You just have to make these plays, and you see that's why

Lamar Jackson is so good is he's able to make that one guy miss and from there it's just out the gate."

"Lamar's going to get out at some point,” Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said, “but it's all about regrouping and making the adjustments that we've been doing all year and then finishing the game off strong.

Despite coming off of a dominant win in Dallas and playing at home, the Bills opened as 6.5 point underdogs.  

However, their mentality remains the same, they're not concerned with whether or not they get the respect they deserve.


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