1. These two Bills received midseason All-Pro mentions
With the NFL season just past the halfway mark, a lot of mid-season awards have been given out. While there is still a lot of football still left to be played, PFF and Bleacher Report gave the honor to one Bills player in each of their midseason All-Pro teams.
PFF: RT - Daryl Williams, Buffalo Bills
… Buffalo's Daryl Williams is back to near his best play this season.
Williams has a PFF grade of at least 77.0 as both a pass blocker and a run blocker, and that elevates him over the other right tackles who are clustered around with similar overall grades.
Bleacher Report: S - Jordan Poyer, Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer … consistently found his way to the football. He has racked up 69 total tackles to go with 2.0 sacks, four tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Of those 69 tackles, 53 have been solo stops.
Versatility has been a big part of Poyer's game, as the Bills have utilized him in the box and as an off safety.
2. USA Today gives the Bills this grade for the first half of the season
USA Today writer Nate Davis gave out his midseason grades for every NFL team. The Bills received a B+ for their efforts in the first half of the season.
Buffalo Bills: If only they could wed QB Josh Allen's breakout showing with last season's third-ranked defense and top-10 ground game. Regardless, Allen looks like the real deal, and his supporting cast – namely a defense that's only held the Jets to fewer than 20 points – still has time to round into shape if this group is to give #BillsMafia its first division crown and playoff victory in a quarter-century.
3. Sean McDermott and Devin Singletary on going up against Jordan Phillips
When the Bills face off against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday there will be a familiar face on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips who was a member of the Bills from 2018-2019 signed with the Cardinals in the offseason. Phillips was coming off a season with 9.5 sacks, 31 tackles and one pass defensed. Sean McDermott talked about what kind of player he is, and the challenge of going up against him this week.
"A very, very talented player, we were sorry to see him go and wish obviously him and his family the best, McDermott said. "It's nice to see things work out for a player that came here and was able to go make things for his family life better, in terms of the free agency situation. A lot of respect and appreciation for Jordan and He always plays great against his former teams. I'm sure he will be highly motivated so he will be a big challenge for us as well."
Devin Singletary also commented on going up against his former teammate.
"It's going to be tough because we know he is a handful," Singletary stated. "He will probably be going harder against us and we are definitely going to have our hands full with him."
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