1. Josh Allen says Bills are ‘going to be better’
Losses in the NFL can be disheartening. Shutout loses can be flat out devastating. While losing never feels good, how a team responds to a loss is perhaps more important than the mark the game leaves on a team’s record.
Quarterback Josh Allen struggled in Buffalo’s Week 4 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He completed just 16 passes and threw two interceptions. The Bills totaled 145 net yards. While losing a game by a score of 22-0 is never ideal, Allen feels as though he and his teammates can learn from the rough outing.
“They had a good plan,” Allen said. “We didn’t come out there, we didn’t adjust accordingly. Myself especially. I took this one on my shoulders. We can only go as far as the quarterback goes. I’m a strong critic of myself. The only way I can look at it is we’re going to be better from this and it’s going to pay off in the long run.”
2. Sean McDermott praises Packers’ game plan
Like his quarterback, coach Sean McDermott praised the Packers’ Week 4 game plan. McDermott thinks that Buffalo made some adjustments on defense throughout Sunday’s games, adjustments they were not able to replicate on the offensive side of the ball.
“They had a good plan,” McDermott said. “They kept us off-balance offensively. They did some good things offensively against our defense early and we made some adjustments and made them work for things after that. We were out of rhythm on offense and needed to find some consistency. We would have a good play and then we would have a no gain or negative play and you can’t do that in this environment against a good football team.”
3. Charles Clay on Allen’s composure
Though Allen feels as though the loss can be placed on his shoulders, tight end Charles Clay isn’t ready to pin the blame on the rookie. Clay, who caught four passes for 40 yards on Sunday, feels as though Allen remained calm, cool and collected on Sunday. Like Allen, Clay thinks that the entire team can learn from Sunday’s loss.
“He comes out and works his tail off every single day,” Clay said. “You don’t see any demeanor change or anything like that. We just need to all go out and get everything corrected. He works his tail off every single week. That didn’t change this week. You can’t just look at him and say what he did or didn’t do. I definitely had plays I wish I could have back today. We just need to do all we can to be there for him, not just him, but all our teammates. As a whole we just have to be better.”
4. Tre’Davious White compliments a Packers WR
Though the offense struggled on Sunday, Buffalo’s defense played well, especially in the second half. After allowing 16 points in the first half, the Bills shut Green Bay down offensively, allowing just two field goals in the second half. Despite the defense’s proficiency, Packers’ wideout Davante Adams constructed a big game, catching eight passes for 81 yards. Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White admits that Adams is simply a talented player.
“I pretty much followed him around the whole game,” White said. “They started lining him up in the slot. They are going to do what they do. They aren’t going to be scared on anyone with the quarterback that they have. He is a good receiver.”
"We are a resilient group. We win together and we lose together. The confidence is still high. I still have faith in every single person on this team." Wide receiver Zay Jones
5. Zay Jones says Bills aren’t losing confidence
Buffalo’s receiving corps was largely held off of the stat sheet on Sunday. Only three wide receivers caught passes throughout the contest, combining for just seven receptions. Sophomore wideout Zay Jones caught four passes on the day, and while he admits that getting shutout on the road is less than ideal, he does not think that the loss will impact the team’s confidence.
“I don’t think it hurts the confidence,” Jones said. “I don’t think this team flinches from losing a ball game. We are a resilient group. We win together and we lose together. The confidence is still high. I still have faith in every single person on this team. I am not worried by it.”