1. Cole Beasley earns national recognition for his Week 10 performance
Cole Beasley had 11 receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown in yesterday's battle against the Cardinals. His performance was so good he landed on PFF's Team of the Week for Week 10. Beasley now has three games with over 100 receiving yards this season and seven in his career. He is the 17th Bills player in franchise history with five or more 100-yard receiving games.
Brian Daboll talked about what he has brought to this team throughout the two years he has been in Buffalo and how much of an asset he is.
"He's competitive, he's smart, he gets open and he's a great teammate," Daboll stated. "He sees the game and when you ask him a question on what's happening, he's right on with it. Usually, guys who give you information throughout the game that you can trust really helps you. He's been a tremendous asset to our offense, to me, to the receiving room, and he's a heck of a player."
2. Sean McDermott on the plan of action during the bye week
This bye week seems to come at the perfect time for the Bills as players can rest and get healthy before the late-season playoff push. Since Sean McDermott has been the head coach of the Bills, he has had two bye weeks in Week 6 and the other in Week 11. With the Bills having theirs in Week 10 this season, McDermott explained the difficulty of balancing the rest and preparation time for his players who have gone without a break for 10 straight weeks in addition to training camp.
"It is a delicate balance, and you try and have a plan for it going in which we did, McDermott said. "My assistant Matt Worswick mapped out a plan for the schedule and what we want to do early part of the week here to move our team forward. The coaches right now upstairs are hard at work at beginning the execution of the early phases of that plan, much like we've done in previous years with the bye. And also trying to get rest, we've gone 10 weeks now, one of the later byes in a year. We were going to have that short, at least a mini bye what was going to be the Thursday night Kansas City game. We didn't get that opportunity there, so we've really gone 10 straight weeks in addition to training camp without a break here so, I think the guys need some rest."
3. Tyler Bass kicks his way to a special teams honor
In Peter King's Football Morning in America this week, he named Tyler Bass one of the Special Teams players of the week. In Sunday's game, Bass topped his own field goal record three times. He came into the game with his career-long being 53 yards and then hit one from 54, 55 and 58 yards away. He is the first player in NFL history to make three 50+ yard field goals in one quarter. Bass is also the first kicker in Bills franchise history to make three 50+ yard field goals in one game.
Special Teams Players of the Week
Tyler Bass, kicker, Buffalo. I think it's pretty safe to say Bass had the best quarter by a kicker in NFL history in the second quarter at Arizona. He kicked 54, 55 and 58-yard field goals in the second period, sending the Bills into halftime with a 16-9 lead.