Williams: 'We're still in it'

The Jets defeated the Bills 31-13 in one of the more non-competitive games the Bills have played this season. Here's what Gregg Williams had to say about the game, which dropped his team into last place in the AFC East at 5-6.

On forcing no takeaways for the third straight game: "We haven't been getting any turnovers and we got to do that. We've got to do that to pick up the offense. Offensively, we've done a pretty good job most of the year on protecting the football. Today we didn't overcome those turnovers."

On Bledsoe's first interception at the end of the first quarter: "It was a deflected interception. It bounced out of our guy's hands."

On Chris Watson's roughing the kicker penalty on a field goal: "Sure it did. There's no excuse for that. There's no excuse for that type of play. We got them stopped. They're kicking the field goal. He knows that. We improved in that area today, but not enough. And that (allows) them to put seven points on the board. We still got to stop them once they come out there. But that's a tough play to swallow."

On the kickoffs: "We knew they were pretty tough on kickoff return. They popped a couple pretty long, but we minimized – none turned into points. But still, we tried to vary the kick around. When we had the wind, we tried to kick the ball and bury it into the end zone. Couldn't get there because of whatever – footing – whatever. Just couldn't get it deep enough to get one in the end zone."

On the Jets: "They did a good job executing. They really did. We committed to the run. We had people down there around the line of scrimmage, (but) they were able to power through and make some plays. They did a good job of protecting Pennington too. He played well and executed and he didn't put them in adverse conditions. We had our hands on the ball a couple of times. I'm tired of saying that too. We've got to come up with those interceptions when we get our chances."

On the Bills' offense: "You've got to be able to run the ball. You've got to be able to catch the ball when it's coming to you. We had some drops today and that's uncharacteristic of us. You've got to be patient when that happens and you've got to emphasize run after the catch when that happens. We've been pretty good about that. But you got to execute."

On whether defenses have caught up to Bledsoe: "I don't know that they've caught up to Drew. I think we just have to execute better in all honesty. He exhibited some patience today, which is good. They didn't give us any big play strikes down the field – very few of those. So we just got to make sure we take advantage of every drive."

On turnovers: "Turnovers hurt us and when we're not getting any turnovers, we're not getting another possession for our offense."

On Antoine Winfield sitting out parts of the game: "Antoine lower right leg muscle strain. Some kind of contusion."

On why the Jets' defense was better than the Bills': "They tackled better and they got off blocks better."

On the Bills' playoff possibilities: "Yeah, we're still in it. I really believe it."

On not stopping draw plays: "(We) had a difficult time recognizing draw plays. Didn't get off blocks at times. We had guys at the point of attack, but that's something up front that our defensive line has to do a better job on, yes."

On giving New York credit: "Give New York credit now. They played well. They executed well. We obviously believe we made too many mistakes. We had some opportunities though. We got to capitalize when we're down in there. We can't turn the ball over. We've got to do a better job of not turning the ball over."


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