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What Josh Allen, Micah Hyde + others said following the loss to Kansas City

Josh Allen (17) and Patrick Mahomes (15) Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs, October 19, 2020 at Bills Stadium.  
Photo by Sara Schmidle
Josh Allen (17) and Patrick Mahomes (15) Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs, October 19, 2020 at Bills Stadium. Photo by Sara Schmidle

Allen: "I was not good enough"

Quarterback Josh Allen offered a critical self-assessment after completing 14 of 27 attempts for 122 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

"We weren't good enough," he said. "I was not good enough. I got to do a better job. It's plain and simple. I didn't play very good tonight. I know that, understand that. This team can't afford to have me play poorly. Early on, just not being as accurate with the ball as I should have been, making the right reads, making the right throws.

"We turned it on a little too late there, obviously. But yeah, you know, 16 and 17 points is not going to cut it in this league. It didn't matter who we played tonight. If that's how we play, we're going to struggle to win games. It is what it is right now. We'll learn from this. I'm obviously super frustrated with myself and how I performed tonight. I can't do that to this team. So, I've got to be better and I will be better."

Morse: "It's all about execution"

Bills center Mitch Morse chalked the loss up to costly mistakes.

"When it comes down to it, it's all about execution," he said. "For us, I think we beat ourselves quite a bit. I know I didn't put us in a few good positions early on. Kudos to them, they came out and fought. It's on us to be better."

Morse on the Kansas City offense

Morse pointed to the Chiefs' time of possession (37:45) as evidence of their game plan to execute long drives and keep the Bills offense off the field. The Chiefs leaned heavily on the run game, carrying the ball 46 times for a season-high 245 yards.

"I thought they definitely had a game plan of keeping the ball in their court," Morse said. "The time of possession would say that. So, for us, our job was to give our defense an opportunity to get off the field and catch their breath. I think we had some mistakes that didn't allow that to happen."

Singletary: "It's not to our standard"

Whether answering questions about the offense as a whole or the run game specifically, running back Devin Singletary said the Bills simply have not played up to their standard over the past two weeks.

 "We took two Ls," he said. "It's not to our standard. We just can't let this snowball. Got to get back to the basics, get back to ourselves."

Singletary was asked what the standard is for the running game.

"Making plays," he said. "Making big plays. Creating big plays. We haven't been able to do that yet. We've got to find a way to get that going."

Hyde: "We play to win ball games"

Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helarie ran for 161 yards in tonight's game and the Bills defense allowed a total of 466 yards of offense to the Chiefs. With consistent struggles for the defense in their past two losses, Micah Hyde talked about what this team can learn from this tough game and how they can build off of them. 

"We have to continue to get better each and every game," Hyde said. "We say back in OTAs that we can't play our best football during OTAs, and we can't play our best football in October. We want to be playing our best football in late November, December, and into January. That's the plan, and as long as we can continue to learn from the mistakes that we make, and don't make the same mistakes twice after back-to-back losses then it will be okay. It's a process, and we want to continue to build off this and get better. The Buffalo Bills play to win ball games, but we will learn from this."

Edmunds on what the Bills have to do to get back on the winning track

After back-to-back losses against the two teams that played in last season's AFC Championship Game, the Bills need to get back on track and correct their mistakes. Tremaine Edmunds explained how the team can do that going forward. 

"Hunger is the main thing," Edmunds explained. "We have to be hungry; we have to be hungry for greatness. Obviously, we're not happy with the results that happened, but it's always a learning experience and we just have to take it as that and get better. All of us could have played better out there, in particular defense that starts with me, and we will be better."

Hughes on the new defensive front

Before the game, the Bills announced that defensive linemen, Trent Murphy and Harrison Phillips were going to be healthy inactives for Monday's game against the Chiefs. Filling in for the two veterans were Bryan Cox Jr. and Justin Zimmer who were elevated from the practice squad before the game. Veteran Jerry Hughes talked after the game about the roster shake-up and how he thought the linemen played. 

"Bryan Cox Jr and Zimmer both came out there and played fabulous for us, Hughes stated. "They've been excellent all week as far as being attentive to the game plan and just working hard, so I was excited for those guys to play. I feel bad for Trent and Harry because those are my boys and you always want to see them playing but we're very deep in that defensive line room. So whatever coach decides or whoever's up and down, we don't question it just because we know it's the next man up mentality. We know that we have a lot of guys up there who are eager to play."