The Buffalo Bills may have lost their first preseason game to the New York Giants, but the team still appears to possess strengths in familiar areas. Once again, the starting front four along the team’s defensive line appeared to be a quarterback-seeking menace as the team forced a three-and-out on its first defensive stand followed by a sack and forced fumble by Kyle Williams on the second possession.
“It’s always good to come out here and get your feet under you,” Williams said per The Buffalo News. “First preseason game for me is down, and I’m looking forward to the next four and getting ready for September.”
While the Bills still have plenty of work to do on offense, it appears the defense is once more ready to carry more than its share of the game’s workload. The starters only played two series and ultimately gave its team more points than it allowed, thanks to a Dan Carpenter field goal that followed the Williams sack and fumble.
The Giants did drive down the field on the ensuing drive and score a touchdown, but that was after the Buffalo front four took a seat. The team’s second and third string defense left plenty to be desired in Canton, but that won’t mean much to the defensive line, which is stacked from top to bottom.
Aside from Kyle and Mario Williams, the team sports Marcell Dareus up the middle and Jerry Hughes at the edge. Hughes tallied 10 sacks on a team that amassed the most sacks in franchise history in 2013. Expect the Bills to once again rely heavily on their stellar defensive line.
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