RB Fred Jackson
Monday, September 8, 2014

Q: Is that the biggest road win you’ve been apart of as a Buffalo Bill?
A: I think so, when you look back at it and realize that we haven’t won a game there [Chicago]. That definitely puts some icing on the cake for that. But it was one we need. To be able to have everyone come out and compete the way we did and everybody come together and make plays on both sides of the ball, even special teams, was big for us and something we can definitely build on.

Q: Did it surprise you that EJ [Manuel] spoke to the team on Saturday?
A: Not at all. Being around him, he has those qualities. It wasn’t unexpected. He is the quarterback of this team. When you have a guy like that on offense, he’s going to do his part. That’s why I think everybody in this locker room is rallying behind him, because he wants to get this things turned around and he wants to be the guy to help turn it around.

Q: Was responding one of the biggest things the team will take away from the game?
A: Being on the road, in a hostile environment and playing a team that’s a good team, we’re going to have to match the intensity and surpass it. We expect that. Our defense is going to do a tremendous job keeping us in games and it’s going to be on us, as an offensive unit, to put up points. When they get stops, it’s on us to go out there just like they did in overtime. They got the stop and told us to go win the game and we were able to do that. Guys were able to come together, make a play when the ball was in their hands and we fortunate enough to get out of there with a win.

DT Kyle Williams
Monday, September 8, 2014

Q: How do you feel about the road win?
A: Good. Go to Chicago and beat a good football team, a good offensive football team. We haven’t gotten together and watched the film yet so we still have all our corrections to make, but to go over there and win on the road against that type of team is good.

Q: What does it say to be able to respond on the road?
A: I think you can look at it as an improved makeup of the team. Guys that have been around awhile and guys that have had success like [Brandon] Spikes and Corey Graham. You can do it on all three levels for us defensively. We’ve got guys that have been around and can kind of rub off on guys.

Q: The defensive backs said they’re going to invite you into their meetings?
A: They should, they should. I’ve been telling the safeties that it’s like lying in wait and then you just pounce. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. That was a one in a million deal. I don’t expect that to happen again anytime soon.

WR Mike Williams
Monday, September 8, 2014

Q: How long can you guys enjoy that big win?
A: We’ve got to enjoy this today. That’s why Tuesdays are off. I always say, ‘That’s what Tuesdays are for.’ Enjoy it, get over it and we’ve got to get on to Miami right away. We want to be 2-0. That’s a good win we just had, a big win for our team, but that’s not our goal to just get that win. We’ve got to enjoy it now and get it over with.

Q: Is it difficult to go through five games with a vanilla offense during the preseason?
A: Definitely. It’s kind of hard. We don’t want to put our best foot forward and then teams get that on film and things like that. We actually scored in the red zone yesterday too. That’s a good thing for you guys.

Q: Was it a good thing for you guys?
A: Yeah, we know it’s good for us. We know what we can do in the red zone and we know what’s our goal by the end of the year. We’re just going out and using all of you guys as motivation.

WR Sammy Watkins
Monday, September 8, 2014

Q: Was it tough to get out there and get into a rhythm?
A: Not really. I felt like I shot off pretty well. Coach called a great game; they managed the game. I was kind of held back from the ribs injury, but still overcame and had two or three big catches that moved the drive and played well.

Q: Do you think it was a big step forward in improving chemistry with EJ [Manuel]?
A: Of course. That starts with him trusting us and being in the right place and us making plays. I think we made the plays that he expected us to make and the plays that we need to make. We did well as a group.

Q: Does the win and solid performance build some confidence for the offense?
A: Yeah, I think overall we played well and managed the situations. We had a pick, a couple of bonehead plays. We jumped offsides and had holding penalties, but overall, I think we got over the hump and kept playing.

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