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What Tyler Bass, Cole Beasley + others had to say about the win over the Jets

Cole Beasley (11) Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets, October 25, 2020 at MetLife Stadium. Photo by Bill Wippert
Cole Beasley (11) Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets, October 25, 2020 at MetLife Stadium. Photo by Bill Wippert

Bass on his record-tying day

Bills kicker Tyler Bass tied Steve Christie's team record with six made field goals, beginning with a career-best 53-yard kick in the second quarter. His eight field goal attempts were the most by an NFL rookie since the 1970 merger and tied for the most among any player in that span, according to NFL Research.

"It's amazing," Bass said. "I just couldn't have done it without the guys up front, couldn't have done it without (long snapper) Reid (Ferguson), Bojo, the coaches for believing in me. But, yeah, it's a good feeling that we won. That's most important. I know I got some things to clean up but other than that I was very proud of what happened."

Bass began his day with a miss from 45 yards, one of two misses on the afternoon.

"Coach always talks about character," he said. "It's really not about how many you make. It's about what you do after a miss, after something goes wrong. Anyone can handle stuff when things are easy. It's just about, when something goes wrong, it's about, how do you handle that? You don't let if define you. … You just trust everything you've done in practice that week and you put it to show."

Bass explains his eye black

Bass was asked why he wears eye black underneath one eye, something that became a talking point on the broadcast.

"It's just something I do," he said. "Makes me feel more than a kicker at times. My last game of my college career, I had an 'M.' That was for my grandma. We were in a little Cure Bowl which was about breast cancer. So, kind of since then I just use it and it kind of gives me a little confidence."

Beasley on the red zone

Wide receiver Cole Beasley was asked to address Buffalo's 0-for-5 day in the red zone. The Bills offense ranked seventh in the NFL in red-zone conversion entering the game.

"We've got to look at the film and see what happened with our execution," Beasley said. "But, I mean, we definitely have to finish drives better regardless of what the issue was. It's nothing to panic about or worry about. It's something we've got to look at and see what we can do to get better."

Morse: 'We have the utmost faith in our training staff'

Bills center Mitch Morse discussed his reaction to news on Saturday that tight end Dawson Knox had tested positive for COVID-19. Knox, who had not practiced during the week due to a calf injury, was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list along with fellow tight tends Lee Smith, Tommy Sweeney, and Nate Becker.

"We have the utmost faith in our training staff and the protocol the NFL has put us in with the trackers and stuff. We understand that this is something that can happen throughout the year. I thought we made some critical adjustments and, in the end, we still have a few days before we see if everything takes care of itself. You know how this thing goes. Yeah, I thought we did a very good job of that. It's unfortunate that a guy tested positive, but we understand that's a possibility so we have to move on and go from there."

Jerry Hughes reflects on a great performance against the Jets

Jerry Hughes had his best game of the season today against the Jets. He recorded 2.0 sacks, his first career interception, and a forced fumble. It was the first time since 2017 that Jerry Hughes had two sacks in a game and the first time since 2018 that he forced a fumble. Hughes talked about how he wanted to set the tone and happy the team took care of business.

"I definitely wanted to come out here and set the tone," Hughes stated. "­I think that was all of us on the defensive side of the ball. We understood this challenge as a division game, and it was another chance for us to beat the Jets at their home field, so we wanted to come up there and do so. … We just have to figure out a way to finish these games off like we're doing now and just keep playing hard. It's the NFL, you're going to have teams come in and they're going to fight you for all 60 minutes. There's no easy way to win and I'm happy we came out here and took care of business on the road."

Tremaine Edmunds explains what adjustments worked in the second half

The Bills defense only allowed four yards in the second half, which marks the fewest yards allowed in the second half by the Bills since 2000. Tremaine Edmunds explained how the defense adjusted from the first half to the second. 

"The second half kind of gives you a picture of how we want to be on defense," Edmunds said, "That first half we had to settle down, and [the Jets] had a little bit of success. You have to come ready to play every week, no matter who you are playing. They had a couple of good drives going, we just tried to come in and regroup and talk as a defense and get things corrected. It's just a true testament to the guys we have on this team, a lot of guys got after it today."

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