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Bills Today | How Bills receivers ignited the offense

Gabriel Davis (13) touchdown. Buffalo Bills vs Seattle Seahawks, November 8, 2020 at Bills Stadium. Photo by Bill Wippert
Gabriel Davis (13) touchdown. Buffalo Bills vs Seattle Seahawks, November 8, 2020 at Bills Stadium. Photo by Bill Wippert

1. How Bills wide receivers ignited the offense

Bills quarterback Josh Allen had an impressive game connecting on 31 passes for 415 yards and three passing touchdowns. Allen's receivers played a big role in helping him rack up those yards. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs led the way with his fourth 100-yard game as a Bill, and John Brown was second with 8 receptions for 99 yards, a season-high. Allen was proud of the way his receivers found the open windows.

"You saw a lot of really good yards after the catch, you saw a lot of really good routes today," Allen said. "Guys stepping up and making plays, that's what you love to see. It's just my job to get it into their hands, and that's what we did today."

Brown has been on and off the injury report for the last few weeks with a knee injury, but his teammates thought his presence made an impact on offense.

"He's just another guy that you have to worry about," Allen explained. "His route running, his speed, he's a vertical thread. He's a very smart, instinctive runner and knows when to find zones. He's a heck of a player and a heck of a guy, when he's on the field it forces you to worry about three or four different guys on the field at all time. As soon as you take attention away from it, that's when we use him. He stepped up tonight, one yard away from having a 100-yard game."

2. Tremaine Edmunds and A.J. Klein lead the defense to a win

The Bills defense couldn't have had such an impressive performance against the Seahawks without the linebackers. Tremaine Edmunds and A.J. Klein combined for 16 total tackles, 3.0 sacks for a loss of 21 yards, five quarterback hits, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery against the Seahawks. It was the most dominant game out of the linebacker group this season and Klein, who had his best game as a Bill, said it was Edmunds who led the way.

"He played fantastic, got everybody lined up," Klein said. "TFLs, a sack, PBUs—he was all around the field today, and that's what we need from our Mike linebacker. Obviously it starts with him, and everybody feeds off the energy."

Head coach Sean McDermott said Klein and Edmunds were all over the field during the game.

"I thought they were active," McDermott said. "Every time I saw the ball in the run game or saw the ball in the pass game, they were they were around it quite a bit. That's really good to see, really good to see. I know AJ [Klein] made the big play down the stretch, the sack fumble there which is huge. But it's not a team that's turned the ball over very much coming into this game, my hat goes off to our defensive coaches."

Edmunds, who led the defense with 11 total tackles, thought defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier's game plan was aggressive and dominant.

"I think it's overall just dominating on defense," Edmunds said. "Seeing us fly around, seeing us have fun, seeing those turnovers pop up, we had a lot that popped up today."

3. Quinton Jefferson earns game ball after defeating his former team

Bills defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson got to face his former team on Sunday. Jefferson spent four seasons with the Seahawks before coming to Buffalo. The defensive lineman explained there's just something special about grabbing a win against your former team.

"It's always great to get a win especially against your whole team, and just in the league in general," Jefferson said. "Besides the fact that I played there, they're a great team. To get a win against a great team in that fashion, it just boosts the morale. It was a little weird because I was there for so long, I have relationships with literally everybody. So it was weird, but I'm glad I'm here. I'm in the right place. We got a great win, and the sky's the limit for us."

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