1. Wait, where do we play again?
While playing a team named New York while in New Jersey, one reported asked Josh Allen about his chances of ending up in New York a year ago during the draft.
“I am in New York,” Allen quipped.
He then followed up asking what he proved to the New York city fans and New York teams.
“One New York team,” Allen said. “I'm just kidding. I care about what the Bills are doing and how our teammates respond to how I play. To have a "C" on my chest and to go out there and put everything on the line for those guys is what I'm striving to do.”
2. Frank Gore shows no signs of slowing down
The ageless wonder that Frank Gore is led the Bills rushing attack on Sunday with 19 carries for 68 yards. Gore scored his first rushing touchdown since 2017 and the Bills had three touchdowns on the ground total.
“I’m willing to do whatever for this team,” Gore said. “Great team. Great locker room. Great coaching staff. Whenever my number is called, I’m going to try my best and do whatever it takes to help this team win.”
“I felt good. I was happy to be out there with my teammates,” Gore said. “At this stage in my career, I’m blessed to still be playing this game with a lot of younger guys who are 15, 16 years younger. I’m still having fun. My coaches believe in me and are still calling my number. That’s a blessing right there. I’m just going to keep working and whenever my number is called, do the right things for my teammates.”
3. Micah Hyde on the defensive game plan
The Bills gave up more rushing yards (75) on the Giants’ opening drive than they did all of Week 1 (68) against the Jets. Despite the Giants able to break down the Bills defense for a touchdown, nothing changed for the defense after.
“No, we knew that we were going to take a shot early,” safety Micah Hyde said. “All the media was talking about all week was how Saquon didn’t get enough touches. He’s the straw that makes that drink go. So, we knew that we were going to take a shot. Obviously, it wasn’t ideal to give up a touchdown on the first drive, but once we were able to get back to the sideline and regroup, understand what we had to do. You have to give them credit, they went down there and scored, but at the same time there were things that we could have done better. We could have tackled better, [been] gap-sound and we could have gotten off the field on a few plays.”
4. Jordan Poyer on the offense helping the defense
The Bills played nearly the entire game with a lead after rattling off three straight touchdown drives. Instead of playing from behind in last week’s win, Buffalo’s defense felt more confident heading out onto the field.
“Oh, I mean, it’s huge,” safety Jordan Poyer said. “It’s a huge confidence builder; obviously, you never want to let down or let off the gas or anything like that, but when you have an offense that is moving the ball and putting points up on the board, it gives the defense huge confidence to be able to go out there and not relax and go out there and makes the stops that you need to make to get the offense back on the field.”
Poyer recorded the 10thinterception of his Bills career on Sunday. The former baseball player made a diving snag to but the Giants away.
“Yeah, I actually opened over my right shoulder and I had to baseball-turn and get my head around. It helped; it helped playing baseball back in the day,” Poyer said.
5. Sean McDermott on the home opener
Buffalo opened up the season with two straight Sundays on the road. Now, no one seems more excited than head coach Sean McDermott to play in the home opener next Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
“I can’t wait to get home,” McDermott said. “I can’t wait to get home today and I can’t wait to get home in front of our fans, so really appreciate, like I said, the fans who showed up here. We heard them. We heard you. And we really appreciate you guys out there and can’t wait to get home in front of our fans and to have a good week of practice coming up.”
McDermott wants the Bills to feel like a family and has actually enjoyed all the time they’ve spent on the road so far this season.
“It just gave us a lot of time as a team to continue to bond and continue to get to know one another and just watching the guys hang out is fun for me, to watch them have fun with one another and joke around a little bit and spend some time whether it’s on the plane, the bus, in the hotel, so there’s some good team bonding moments there,” McDermott said.