Inside The Bills

Wilfork knows big plays could cost them

Posted by Chris Brown on November 10, 2012 – 9:54 am

The New England Patriots are riding high right now. After a 1-2 start they’ve won four of their last five and sit atop the division at 5-3. One area of their game that they’ve been unable to improve upon however, is giving up big plays in the passing game. It’s something that Patriots DT Vince Wilfork hopes doesn’t cost them a game.

“If we don’t give up big plays, the defense can be very, very good,” he said in a conference call with Buffalo media. “That’s one of the things we have to get better at – stop giving up big plays and stop hurting ourselves. And like I said, they’re a team that can strike from anywhere on the field – in the air and on the ground. We have to do a better job of that this time around because that game was close. We got a couple turnovers in that game that basically led to points on our end. But without those turnovers, you’re looking at a different ballgame so we definitely have to minimize the big plays on our defense.”

Buffalo had seven pass plays of 20 yards or more in the first meeting with four of those plays going for touchdowns (Donald Jones – 68 yds, Brad Smith 35 yds, Scott Chandler (2) 22, 24 yds).

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