Bills top wideout Sammy Watkins did not get targeted in Buffalo’s passing game until the third quarter. He was matched up in the game against Patriots CB Darrelle Revis, but even QB Kyle Orton admitted that they cannot go a full half of a game without trying to get Watkins more involved in the offense.
“He’s playing against a good corner, no doubt about it and 24 followed him around the whole game,” said Orton. “In the second half he ran some good routes on him and got more involved. He’s a special player and no matter who is covering him we’ve got to find a way to get him involved in the game plan.”
Watkins finished the game with two receptions for 27 yards and was targeted three times in the game. The receiver said he was open a good number of times, particularly in the second half. Orton wasn’t about to disagree.
“I’m sure he was,” Orton said. “There in the second half we had a lot of guys getting open. I don’t really pick guys to throw to. I just try to go through my reads and if they’re open I try to give them the ball. I think we’ve got five or six guys on offense that if we put the ball in their hands they can do a lot of good things with it. I know obviously as competitive Sammy he has going up against a corner like Revis, he wants the ball and show everybody what he can do.”
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