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Quote Sheet | Bills putting in extra work ahead of Denver

Tre'Davious White (above) is ready for his matchup with Denver wide receiver Courtland Sutton this week. Buffalo Bills Week 12 practice at One Bills Drive, November 20, 2019. Photo by Bill Wippert
Tre'Davious White (above) is ready for his matchup with Denver wide receiver Courtland Sutton this week. Buffalo Bills Week 12 practice at One Bills Drive, November 20, 2019. Photo by Bill Wippert

1. Josh Allen on winning AFC offensive player of the week

Quarterback Josh Allen and head coach Sean McDermott shared similar messages about Allen winning the AFC offensive player of the week award after Allen threw for 256 yards, ran for 56, and had four total touchdowns.

"I don't really care about the individual accolades," Allen said. "I do believe this is a team award. It takes 10 other guys on the football field for something like this to happen and I applaud our guys for how they played on Sunday. Ultimately we got to [win] number seven and we're focused on trying to get to number eight."

"Yeah we do, whether it's game balls or in this case with Josh with the AFC offensive player of the week is a great accomplishment," McDermott said. "I think the biggest thing that our players understand is that those are not individually won or accomplished on their own. Those are team recognitions and it's certainly great for Josh to be recognized."

2. Dion Dawkins ready for Von Miller

The Bills face a premier defensive line against the Broncos this weekend, highlighted by Von Miller.

"They have 11 guys and we have 11 guys," Dion Dawkins said. "I mean they have Von Miller and we know they're a great front and have a great coaching staff."

Dawkins found value in preparing for Sunday's matchup after playing other elite players like the Browns' Myles Garrett earlier this season.

 "The better players that you go against it's just like practicing against elite players, not that the game against the Browns was a practice, but just playing against those caliber of players help you in moments like this."

3. Bills defensive backs are doing extra pushups

Buffalo's defensive backs will face one of the conference's top targets in Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton, who is third in the AFC in receiving yards.

"He can run don't let him fool you," Tre'Davious White said. "But we just have to try to match him at the point of attack, try to jump as high as he can and just try to make it difficult for him to make those contested catches."

"He's a big strong guy man so it's gonna be tough for us to do it but we got to get in the weight room and do our pushups for sure man. He's a load so it's gonna be tough for us but I feel like we'll be ready," White said.

4. This will be Tremaine's team one day

Lorenzo Alexander has been integral to Tremaine Edmunds' growth. On Wednesday, he shared his thoughts on the second-year linebacker.

"I'm obviously getting to sit back and kind of watch that maturation process happen and I'm just here to help facilitate that any way so anytime he needs to speak up or he wants to come and talk to me that door is always open," Alexander said.

"This is eventually going to be his team, and a guy that's going to be part of this franchise and community for a long time, so it was great to see him really start taking ownership of it. For him to recognize that this was the moment to speak up shows the leaps and bounds that he's made from a vocal leader standpoint for this team. When he speaks, I think guys kind of sit up a little bit, because it means something, and his words carry some weight."

Scroll through to see the best photos from Buffalo's practice as they prepare for Week 12 against the Denver Broncos.

5. Hauschka aiming to be the best

Stephen Hauschka broke into the top 10 scorers in team history with his 13-point performance on Sunday. He reflected on his career with the Bills.

"Yeah, I mean I feel like I have a long way to go to be the best," Hauschka said. "There's been some great kickers here in the past and I'm still learning stuff about the stadium here, I'm still learning stuff about what it truly means to be a Bills player and a Bills kicker. That's something that I take really seriously. I love the challenge of seeing how good I can get here and I feel like I got a long way to go."

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