1. Cole Beasley doesn’t care about Bills-Pats history
Cole Beasley is in his first season with the Buffalo Bills. The Bills are preparing to play the New England Patriots on Sunday and Beasley could not care about the results of prior matchups.
“I wasn’t here. I don’t care," Beasley said. “I played for a different team and didn’t play the Pats last year. I don’t know anything about what they were. All I can do is watch them this week. You know about their success. They’ve had a lot of success over the past couple of years. They’re a good football team so we’ve got to be on our A-game just like we have to be any other week.”
Beasley has only played the Patriots once in his career. A 30-6 loss in 2015 when he was with the Dallas Cowboys. Beasley was limited to four catches for 40 yards that October day and might see similar numbers with the way the Patriots defense has been playing this season.
New England is the No. 1 ranked defense and have only allowed 5.7 points per game.
“It just shows they have a really good defense and they’ve been really disciplined up until this point,” Beasley said. “They’ve done a good job of taking the ball away. We just have to approach it the same way we do every week and focus in on what we can do. We can’t give them extra opportunities on offense because they have a good offense as well. We’ve got to take care of the rock and execute the way we know we can.”
2. Ed Oliver: Dream come true to get a sack
Bills rookie Ed Oliver might be playing with a little extra juice on Sunday. Oliver is three games into his NFL career and hasn’t recorded a sack. Oliver was asked if it would be a dream come true to sack Tom Brady on Sunday.
“At this point it would be a dream come true to sack anybody,” Oliver said.
Oliver recorded 13.5 sacks over his three seasons at Houston. Playing from the three-technique defensive tackle position, Oliver’s numbers haven’t jumped out on the box score with five tackles and one quarterback hit so far. But, Oliver has generated 10 total pressures on quarterbacks with nine hurries and the quarterback hit which ranks top 15 among all interior defenders and first among rookies.
3. Dawson Knox one of Week 4’s brightest stars?
Fort Knox, Juggerknox, Dawson Knoxville, Rambo, whatever you call him Bills rookie tight end Dawson Knox will be one of Week 4’s brightest starts says Kyle Brandt of NFL Network’s Good Morning Football.
Knox already took home the crown of the angriest run from Brandt this week with his 49-yard catch and run against the Bengals in Week 3.
Brandt wants Bills fans to bring out their red Rambo-like headbands to watch Knox and the Bills play against the Patriots on Sunday.