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Bills Today | Sean McDermott remains confident in his rookie kicker


1. Sean McDermott remains confident in his rookie kicker

Bills rookie kicker Tyler Bass had a tough first couple kicks in his first NFL game. Bass ended 2-4 missing from 38 and 34 yards away. Bass's first kick was a close one and ruled wide right, but after a closer look, it seemed like it did sneak in. The call was not changed, and it stayed no good. The rookie was able to make his last two kicks and made all three PATs. McDermott has not lost confidence in Bass saying that there has been a first time for all of us.

"There's always a first time for all of us," McDermott said. "and we remain confident in Tyler. There's going to be some of those adverse moments, and there were some today for our team. We're up and we faced a little bit of a momentum shift there and we had to push through that. I thought Tyler did a good job of pushing through it. He had the field goal at the end to seal the game basically and so I was proud of him for that. He was resilient in his approach, so like all of us, we've got to go back and continue to work our game this week. There's a lot to work on but we remain very confident in Tyler. He's a young kicker, and that's going to happen from time to time and so we stick by him. I was proud of the way the guys stood by him and supported him. The offensive players, the defensive players, and not just the special teams' players in this case. I'm very proud of the guys for that."

2. John Brown stays hot in season openers

Bills receiver John Brown had a solid opening game yesterday catching six passes for 70 yards and a touchdown. He has had a touchdown in five of his seven season openers, with one against Buffalo in 2018 when he was with Baltimore. Brown touched on what he saw from the Jets defense during the game.

"They actually played us different from how they played us last year. It was something that we had to adjust to and with Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, and Cole Beasley here there were a lot of things opening up for us…I think they went on a lot of cover two, and that's what they normally play, but we definitely showed us a lot of that with Stefon Diggs in the mix."

The presence of Diggs seemed to ease the coverage that was on Brown yesterday. Both of the Bills wide receivers had good games against the Jets, and Brown explained the high energy level of Diggs throughout the game.

"That's him every day," Brown added. "even in practice he brings that energy every day. So, you're going to hear him talk a lot and you got to make the plays because he stays talking and he keeps motivating everyone."

3. Bills making an impact in fantasy leagues

The Bills offense looked more confident overall in yesterday's game than they did all of last year. As Buffalo's offense improves it will only help your fantasy team. If you had some of these Bills players in your lineup, you benefited greatly.

*Fantasy points are based on default PPR NFL-Managed scoring*

QB – Josh Allen:

312 passing yards, 2 passing TDs, 57 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, 2 fumbles lost = 28.18 points

RB - Zack Moss:

9 att. 11 yards/ 3 rec. 16 yards, 1 rec. TD = 11.70 points

RB - Devin Singletary:

9 att. 30 yards/ 5 rec. 23 yards = 10.30 points

WR - John Brown:

6 rec. 70 yards, 1 rec. TD = 19.00 points

WR - Stefon Diggs:

8 rec. 86 yards = 16.60 points

WR – Cole Beasley:

4 rec. 58 yards = 9.80 points

D/ST – Bills DEF:

3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble Recovery, 17 points allowed = 8.00 points

K – Tyler Bass:

3 PAT, 2 FGM (19, 22) = 9.00 points

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