Williams: 'We went in knowing we had to be our best'

September 24, 2018 - 4:49 pm

After an ugly start to the 2018 season, the Buffalo Bills surprised many around the football world with a completely dominating victory on Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The Bills had played an ugly six quarters of football to start the season, getting outscored 75-9 in that span of action. Since the start of the second half against the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday at home, the Bills have outscored their opponents by a 41-9 score while also getting their feet under themselves on both sides of the ball.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Bills nearly shut out the Vikings on Sunday, not giving up a scoring drive until very late in the fourth quarter. The team also forced three turnovers of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, and got to him a number of times in the Minnesota backfield.

Defensive tackle Kyle Williams touched on the impressive performance of the team overall, as well as the defensive unit's turnaround from the first two weeks.

Here is some of what he had to say:


Williams on the camaraderie:

"We've got a strong group of guys in the locker room. Things that we think will correct themselves, will."


Williams on the gameplan against Kirk Cousins and the Vikings:

"When we looked at the film, we saw that if we could win the early downs and get them to, say, 3rd-and-5 or more, there were things we could take some advantage of."


Williams on matchups:

"When you get your 1-on-1 matchups, that's when you have to deliver. Some games, a guy like me or Jerry [Hughes] may only get 10, five or two chances. We don't decide who gets the sacks."


Williams on his favorite sacks in his career:

"Any on [Tom] Brady. I had a bet years ago with Jairus Byrd that if I got to 10 [sacks], I would do the 'Ric Flair' dance."


Williams on the big picture from Sunday:

"The main thing is that you're going to play a team that was looked at as a Super Bowl-contending team. A top defense, a high-end quarterback; we went in knowing we had to be our best."


Williams on Josh Allen's hurdle:

"I saw it from the sidelines. You're watching it, going, 'oh my god!', and then he got to the sideline and you have to tell him to never do that again. [Even with that being said] that kind of effort resonates with everyone. Guys see that type of effort and feed of it."


Williams on Aaron Rodgers and Lambeau Field:

"It's special. It's a fun experience. We've got a big week in front of us. That guy [Aaron] Rodgers is one of the best to ever do it."


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