- By Dan Becker
A third string quarterback gave the Buffalo Bills defense all they can handle a week ago. This week, the Bills will have all they can handle in Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, the Bills’ defensive coordinator said.
“We’ll have our hands full trying to come up with ways to get Burrow to hold the ball. But that’s the goal to get him to hold it so we can get after the quarterback,” Bills Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier explained.
The goal of the Bills defense is to put both pressure on Burrow and slow down their receivers. Frazier stated that may be easier said than done.
He also said that he doesn’t want to overthink the game plan since the Bengals played the Bills a few weeks ago.
“I think you’ve got to be careful about digging too much, trying to uncover this or that,” Frazier said. Before Damar Hamlin’s injury the Bengals drove the length of field for an opening touchdown.
The Bills defense, going against the reigning Conference Champions, may be without CB Dane Jackson who suffered a knee injury during their Wild Card victory over Miami.
Head Coach Sean McDermott stated he is day to day. The game is on Sunday at 3 pm in Orchard Park, NY.
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