1. Tyler Bass earns national recognition for his Week 7 performance
Peter King chose Tyler Bass as his special teams player of the week in this week's Football Morning in America column. Bass earned the honor by making six of his eight field goal attempts to help the Bills beat the Jets 18-10. After a game where he tied and broke franchise records and kicked a new career-long field goal, the Bills rookie kicker said, "it's definitely a huge confidence boost, it just helps me get more experienced and more comfortable being out there."
Tyler Bass, kicker, Buffalo
The Bills' sixth-round rookie from Georgia Southern did miss two field goals in the Meadowlands, but I have a rule in FMIA: If you score all of your team's points, and you win, and you kick field goals of 53, 48, 46, 37, 29 and 40 yards, you will be my special teams player of the week. Congrats to the young fellow from Irmo, S.C
2. Inside the mind of Leslie Frazier
The Bills were the first team since 1940 to win a game without a touchdown or a punt. Buffalo struggled scoring touchdowns from inside the red zone and relied on Tyler Bass to produce all of their points. On the last Bills drive, they settled for a field goal to put them up 18-10 against the Jets. Leslie Frazier thinks the Bills defense was able to gain a valuable experience having to go back on the field and seal up the game for them.
"I was thinking on the sidelines, and I was hoping our offense would score a touchdown when we end up getting the field goal to put us up by eight, Frazier said. "But deep down in my heart I said, it wouldn't be bad if we had to go out and close this thing out on defense for what we are trying to get accomplished long term. In the past, that's usually the way it was, we had to go out and really close the games out. So, I'm hoping that this will be something that would be a confidence builder and something we can build on as the season goes on. Every week is a little bit different but deep down, I'm hoping that this is going to be the catalyst for us continuing to improve."
3. Jordan Poyer: "Continue to create that identity"
The Bills defense had four sacks, one interception, a forced fumble, and held the Jets to four total yards in the second half of Sunday's game. Jordan Poyer participated in one of those sacks, bring his total this season to two so far this season and he has eight sacks in his career. After the game, Poyer reflected on the defensive performance against the Jets.
"We got some huge stops [Sunday], and huge takeaways in key moments of the game," Poyer stated. "You want to build off of that and continue to create that identity. Whether that's taking the ball away two, or three times a game or we're getting off the field, they go for it on fourth down and we're stuffing them. We did some really good things today to help us build off of moving forward."