ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - After a convincing 37-14 win over their divisional rival the New York Jets, Bills Coach Doug Marrone said "We had a lot of intensity out there, much more than last week and I am proud of the players."
The Bills played one of their most complete games of the season. EJ Manuel was 20 of 28 for 245 yards. The Bills rolled up 313 yards of total offense to the Jets 267. Buffalo also controlled the clock, with 33:42 of the game. The defense also came up big, with 4 takeaways, at the same time, the Bills didn't turn the ball over at all in the game.
Marrone said his team was good in many aspects of the game. He said EJManuel, "Played with a lot of poise, the pressure was coming and he really made a lot of good throws."
Marrone also gave his defensive line a lot of praise. He said that they made it a long day for Geno Smith, who was 8 of 23 before being pulled in favor of Matt Simms.
"Credit the guys up front, they were moving on him and came up with some really big, legal hits on him," said Marrone
The Bills passing game was spread out pretty well, 9 different players caught passes for the Bills. Marrone said they came up huge given the fact that the Bills were without their top two receivers. "I really think that when Robert (Wood)and Stevie (Johnson)come back we have a chance to be exciting but we have to keep working."
On the defensive side of the ball, he says the secondary has faced adversity and injuries all season and now they are coming together, "You can see the continuity of that group." Jarius Byrd lead the way in the defensive backfield with 2 interceptions and a sack.
But in true Doug Marrone fashion, as happy he is with the win,he says he also feels that his team left points on the field. He felt that the defense could have had a few more take-aways and the offense could have had more receptions. " We have a lot of work to do."
Buffalo is now 4-7 heading into the bye week.