The Bills returned to practice on Wednesday afternoon after a week off from the bye and all focus is on the Green Bay Packers.
Even though the Packers are 3-4 coming into Sunday night, there is no doubt throughout the Bills locker room about what the talented Packers roster can produce on any given game day. QB Josh Allen said he thinks the Packers a better team than what their record suggests.
"That makes us very aware of like, we could see anything, so we've got to be prepared for everything," Allen said. "Every game is so different. But no, we don't really look at records. They've got a really good group of guys and again, they got one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game."
Their weapon of a quarterback in Aaron Rodgers is a glimpse into why the Bills are not underestimating what this team can throw their way. As someone who looked up to Rodgers as a kid, Allen admires what he can do when it comes to moving off-platform and ball placement, which are just a few of Rodgers' talents that the Bills defense is going to have to be prepared for.
"It's Aaron Rodgers, man," safety Jordan Poyer said. "Any time he's lining up back there at quarterback you better be on your stuff because that's a Hall of Fame quarterback, arguably one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game."
"I know I might be stretching a little bit far right here, but I think he has the toughest cadence in NFL history when it comes to hard counts and getting guys to jump," LB Von Miller added. "For a guy like me that's always on edge and trying to get the best jump I possibly can, that's tough."
In addition to their dynamic QB, Allen describes the Packers as a very fundamentally sound team. From an offensive standpoint, Allen is aware of the challenges their defense is going to present. One of those challenges being Jaire Alexander, who Allen said is one of the best cornerbacks in the league and one who will probably be tasked with covering WR Stefon Diggs.
"He's definitely a competitor, he's a guy that competes at a high level, he finishes play, he's fast," Diggs said on Alexander. "So going against corners, I see the best corner every week. It's not nothing new to me as far as the competition level or the guys that I see. I see the best, so it's not nothing that's particularly new, but it's more so like going in with the right mindset during the week."
To prevent the Packers' secondary and pass rushers from getting in the way of executing plays, Allen shared that he's going to have to find unique ways to spread the ball around and get other guys involved.And for the other side of the ball the Bills defense is going to have to keep their eyes on RB Aaron Jones, who has rushed for 432 yards this season and is averaging 5.5 yards per carry (13th in the NFL).
"He (Jones) has the speed to take it the distance. Have a whole lot of respect for Aaron Jones too, he's a great back in this league," Miller said. "If they run the ball on us and they've got A-Rod, too, it's not going to look good for us. We've got to continue to play our game, continue to do what we do best, take it one play at a time and I feel like we'll be all right if we can play our style of Bills football."
Regardless of the opponent, there's confidence to execute that style of Bills football. The Bills know the task that's at hand and what it'll take to come out on top over the Packers.
"You got 12 (Rodgers) back there running that offense, you're going to have to be right," Poyer said. "We're going to have to play well on defense to win. We'll have to communicate well, we'll have to attack well. It's going to be a fun atmosphere, we're excited for them to come to our place and we're excited for Bills Mafia to be there rowdy and loud."
The Bills practice in the ADPRO Sports fieldhouse to prepare for Sunday night's game against the Packers.