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The Bills had the second-best scoring defense last season, allowing only 16.2 points per game. A true leader on this team and an integral part of this defense is safety Micah Hyde. In three seasons with the Bills, he has had nine interceptions, two forced fumbles, and 20 passes defensed, and he is looking to add onto those stats this season. Hyde explains how he has been preparing for week one in what has been an unprecedented offseason.
"I think that it's not really a new opponent," Hyde explained. "Obviously each and every year there is different personnel but as far as the offense, there's the same quarterback and offensive coordinator. Obviously, we're watching past games and trying to get an idea of what they might be running. Without preseason games it's been a little bit different, we've had to dial in a little more in practice with not as many reps as you had in the past with OTAs. Every day you come in, you have to be able to focus and know what the task is at hand and wishing to improve on it."
The four AFC East teams are all playing intra-division games today, and Hyde thinks that playing a more familiar opponent week one will help them out.
"It's the first game of the season so [the Jets] can do anything," Hyde said. "they don't have to run anything they ran past. It's the National Football League so no one is saying they have to run these plays. Knowing a little bit of the personnel, playing them two times a year, playing the head coach, and office coordinator last two or three years helps us out a little bit."