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Quote Sheet | No moral victories for the Bills after a tough loss to Baltimore 

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott Buffalo Bills vs Baltimore Ravens, December 8, 2019 at New Era Field. Photo by Bill Wippert
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott Buffalo Bills vs Baltimore Ravens, December 8, 2019 at New Era Field. Photo by Bill Wippert

1. No moral victories

Head coach Sean McDermott was clear that where the organization is there will be no moral victories for his team. The Bills are currently 9-4 and sit in fifth place in the AFC playoff race.

"But listen where we are as an organization, the way we've built this thing and the progress we made, our mindset is to go win the football game and to win every game. We respect every opponent. Maybe the first year, possibly. But where we are now, we expect to win these games late in the year. It's a great environment out there. It's been a long time since there's been an environment like that around here and I'm happy for the fans, but I'm also disappointed we lost the football game. There's no moral victories. We have to learn from it and continue to grow as an organization."

2. Josh Allen shouts out the defense

Quarterback Josh Allen spoke about how well the defense played on Sunday and made them an emphasis in his postgame press conference.

"Our defense played fantastic. I want to shout them out and let them know we're going to have their backs, we're going to have to find ways to win in games like this and our defense played spectacular today."

Jon Feliciano added to how well the defense played.

"We believe in our defense," Feliciano said. "Our defense did a heck of a job today. Man, I had no doubt in my mind that if we would have scored that last touchdown we would have won in overtime."

3. Ed Oliver is mad

Rookie Ed Oliver is "pissed off" the Bills didn't win and compares it to the same feelings he had when the Bills lost to New England earlier this season.

"That and New England are neck and neck. For me as a young player coming in, I really don't know much about beating very good teams like them and the system they run. It pisses me off, I don't know about the older guys and how they feel about it but to me this pisses me off.

Oliver needs to watch the film to find where he can improve.

"I'm not quite sure yet, I'll go watch the film and evaluate myself. I'll see what I did wrong and what I can get better at. Myself personally I know I have to be better so I'm knowing that going into watching film."

4. Baltimore is as advertised

Safety Micah Hyde says he watched more film this week than he ever has in preparation for the Ravens. It was critical to Buffalo's defensive success.

"He's [Lamar Jackson] as advertised. He's a great player and they got a lot of great players around him. They do a lot of stuff to get your eyes all mixed up and that offense is tough. We held our own. We did a pretty good job, got a takeaway, got some three-and-outs, and at the end of the game we gave ourselves a chance to win."

"I probably watched more film, this week than I ever have in my life in my weekly prep. You had to go in mentally strong or else you'd be confused."

5. Harbaugh credits Buffalo

Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh gave credit to the crowd and Buffalo after a tough game in Orchard Park.

"Very tough win because of the opponent and I think the crowd here is great. It's one of the best places to play in the National Football League. Very loud crowd, very enthusiastic crowd, very knowledgeable crowd. But even beyond that, the football team is really good. This is one of the best football teams in the league."