Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bengals give Bills chance to find pass rush

Sunday will be a huge opportunity for the unbeaten Buffalo Bills to improve on their league-worst two sacks, as they travel to Cincinnati to face a 1-2 Bengals team with a rookie in Andy Dalton calling signals.

Nose tackle Kyle Williams said the key to getting to Dalton, who has been hit 13 times and sacked seven, will be to give him different pre-snap looks.

“Maybe get him confused a little bit not knowing what he’s seeing,” Williams told the media Wednesday. “Maybe he holds the ball a half second longer. … it’s holding the ball a half second longer where hits turn into the sacks, non-pressure turns into pressure.”

Buffalo was unable to record a sack against the New England Patriots last weekend, which isn’t out off the ordinary with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s ability to get the ball of quickly and his receivers’ knacks for getting in space.

The Bills will also look to get pressure via solid coverage from their secondary.

“They've got a lot of athletic guys,” Dalton told the media Wednesday. “They play with a lot of DBs on the field a lot of the time. We're just going to have to find the matchups that we want and try to take advantage of it.”

Williams expects the Bengals to try and establish their ground game to prevent the Bills from getting too multi-dimensional. Buffalo’s defense has given up 4.7 yards a carry.

“… with them they are going to hang their hat on running the football,” Williams said. “And if we can’t stop the run, we aren’t going to be able to give him different looks and get after him throwing the ball.”

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