“You know it’s hard to beat teams in this league, it’s hard to beat them twice. Obviously, we’re playing at home in a division game. This is one we have to have and we understand that. Coach Sean McDermott preaches that all the time: you have to win at home and you have to win your division games. This kind of falls into both of those categories.”
Josh Allen Shares Some Details Ahead of Jets-Bills
It is true, it’s hard to sweep teams in the National Football League. However, it was a very odd comment to make unprompted.
The Bills need to worry less about the Jets potentially sweeping and more about Buffalo potentially holding serve to make this an even split this year.
Allen also shared some other details like the scheduling quirk that provided the Bills a “mini-bye” because they last played on Thursday Night Football.
“We’ve got to put together a great gameplan and I know coach Ken Dorsey has been working on it hard these last few days. [Defintiley] having the mini-bye week allowed us to get a jump-start on them.”
Peter King of NBC pointed out that both the Minnesota Vikings and Bills had a unique advantage over the Jets. Each team got 10 days of preparation ahead of their matchups versus the Jets who had normal prep time.
In other words, saying the Jets have to play really good teams and more rested teams which King described as something that would “bug” him if he was a part of the Jets organization.
Josh Allen Gives Major Praise to Jets Defense
Allen did go out of his way to talk up the Jets’ defense during his appearance on the KBB podcast:
“[My goal] is being smart with the football, making good decisions, and their defense is playing at such a high level right now. We’ve got to be on our p’s and q’s and we’ve got to put together a great gameplan.”
That was the key to Gang Green upsetting Buffalo in their first matchup. The Jets forced Allen into throwing two interceptions.
Additionally, this defense held Buffalo to only 17 points which led to a win. It’s hard to hold this explosive Bills offense to that low number of points.
However, if they can ruffle the feathers of this Buffalo offense that will open the door for the Jets to win and secure the sweep.
If the Jets win they can dream about potentially winning the AFC East for the first time since 2002. If they lose they will have to find a way to scratch and claw to a playoff berth in the AFC conference.