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Bills Today | Taiwan Jones receives national recognition in Week 4

Taiwan Jones (25) Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Rams, September 27, 2020 at Bills Stadium. Photo by Bill Wippert
Taiwan Jones (25) Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Rams, September 27, 2020 at Bills Stadium. Photo by Bill Wippert

1. Taiwan Jones receives national recognition in Week 4

In Peter King's Football Morning in America column for week four, he named Bills running back Taiwan Jones the Special Teams Player of the week.

Special Teams Players of the Week

RB Taiwan Jones, Buffalo.

The Bills did a smart thing after taking a 7-0 first-quarter lead: They pooched the kickoff in the dead Allegiant Stadium air to the Vegas 4-yard line, where Jalen Richard took the popup and began running up the middle. Also running up the middle, from the other end of the field, was Jones, leading the Bills' kickoff-team pursuit. He blew by fullback Alec Ingold, then got through an arm-bar by cornerback Keisean Nixon and nailed Richard at the Raider 16. Perfect pursuit and tackle by the veteran Jones.

2. Where the Bills stand on the injury front?

With some Bills players leaving the game due to injury on Sunday, Sean McDermott gave some updates on the players in yesterday's press conference. McDermott said that Brian Winters who left the game with a knee injury was day-to-day. Two starters for this Bills defense, Levi Wallace and Matt Milano are both week-to-week. Wallace hurt his ankle as he tried to catch a tipped ball in the first quarter. Milano missed week two with a hamstring injury, played in week three, and now injured his pec trying to bring down Josh Jacobs in the fourth quarter on Sunday. Josh Allen also left Sunday's game after landing on his non-throwing shoulder awkwardly, but he missed no snaps and helped the Bills get their fourth straight win of the season. McDermott said Monday that, "Josh is in pretty good shape, as of this morning."

3. Is the defense starting to develop its identity?

The Bills defense stepped up from their play in the first three weeks of the season. They came up with key stops throughout the game and forced takeaways to help the Bills get the win. Leslie Frazier spoke about the identity that the defense has, and what the mindset needs to be going forward.

"We want to be a defense that really attacks the line of scrimmage," Frazier stated. "The whole goal is to stop the run and make teams one dimensional so they can't be balanced. As long as we have that mindset along with taking the football away, that's the identity we want to be able to create. It's going be hard for you to run against the Buffalo Bills defense, and we're going to find ways to take the football away. We're going to be an attack-oriented defense, and that should be our identity."

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