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After back to back ugly wins against the Bengals and Jaguars, the Bills will head West to take on one of the top teams in the AFC.

The Raiders.

Oakland currently boast one of the top offense in the league averaging over thirty points per game and it’s caught the attention of Rex Ryan.

“I think collectively, it’s probably been the most impressive. And right when you look at it from—you know this is like, hey you know Al Davis is looking down on this team and he’s excited about it because it’s what he always wanted to build. You build it with that offensive line and this is an offensive line that’s huge, just like he used to have and they’re doing a great job of pounding you in the running game. They get after you. And then they protect the quarterback. Now the quarterback also plays into it. They’re the least sacked team in the league, and when he senses pressure, he gets rid of it. He doesn’t take hits. So all those stats about he’s had this many drop backs, been hit once in a game, that’s what he does. He gets rid of the football. He’ll throw incompletions, you know, in those situations, or he’ll throw it up and give his guys an opportunity but he’s not going to take necessary hits. They’re super talented outside. It starts with that (Amari) Cooper kid. You know, obviously there’s a reason he was drafted where he was. A super talent. And then (Michael) Crabtree for years has been a good receiver, but I think he’s elevated his game, so very competitive guy, I think he has six touchdowns, both of them are over 60 receptions. You know they’ve got tight ends who can catch the football, you know three running backs, so it’s a bit of a challenge to say the least,” rambled Ryan.

Nickell Robey-Coleman agreed with his Head Coach saying while they aren’t as talented as the New England Patriots offense, he says the rhythm of the Raiders is what makes them so dangerous.

“When you look on film when they need someone to make a play, they make a play. Ya know either it’s Crabtree or 89 or 28 or 10 is coming through. Teams have them right where they want them but these guys seem to make plays so we gotta stay on them and have tight coverage.”

The Bills offense will have to keep an eye at former University of Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack who is the reiging AFC defensive player of the week after recording a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and touchdown all in the same game. 

“This guy can do it all. He can truck you, he can run around you, he’s got moves, he’s creative with his pass rush. Him and the Von Miller guy, I think, are the best in the league right now,” said Ryan.

“He’s really the total package he’s got speed he’s got power. He takes what you give him in passing sets, so if you over set him he’ll go inside, if you under set him he’s going to go around the edge, he’s really a jack of all trades he’s not just a one trick pony,” added Bills right guard Richie Incognito

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