BY NICK ST. DENIS
The Buffalo Bills weren't ready for what the Cincinnati Bengals brought on offense Sunday. They made that much clear.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton chipped away at the Bills' defense with screen passes, and his receivers racked up catch-and-runs to the tune of 337 yards en route to a 27-24 overtime victory.
"They did something a little different from what we expected on our defensive side," Bills defensive end Mario Williams said after the game, via BuffaloBills.com.
Williams' sentiments were echoed throughout Buffalo's locker room and onto the press conference podium.
". . . we studied a little something different, so they came out with a
different game plan that we had to get adjusted to and get ready for," Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus said.
Bills coach Doug Marrone added: "They got us on the screens and that’s just a manner of good call by them, a defense that we were playing something different then, defending over things and they caught us."
That's four uses of the word "different" in three different quotes regarding the Bills' preparation for Cincy's offense. Needless to say, defensively, Buffalo was clearly lacking from a game-planning standpoint.
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