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Following last weekend’s disaster of a loss to the New York Jets, the Buffalo Bills did what few predicted they could in week four. Players took to the field Sunday afternoon and beat the reigning super bowl champs the Baltimore Ravens. Whether you were watching the game on television or listening on the radio, it was clear that the Ralph was as loud as ever Sunday afternoon.
After picking off Joe Flacco FIVE TIMES in Sunday’s game, suddenly the Bills’ depleted secondary looks a bit more hopeful heading into next week. With Byrd and Gilmore still sidelined, defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson has worked wonders with the talent he’s been given. Nowhere does his work shine more than with CB/safety Aaron Williams who had 2 of the 5 picks on Flacco.
@Kimmyjohns the core that I was most afraid of (Secondary) came up the biggest. Great game for the D!
— LDM Grand (@ldmgrand) September 30, 2013
By far the biggest story of the day was rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso who also shared 2 of the 5 interceptions, one of which sealed the win with under a minute to go in the 4th. He's caught more and more attention with the fans every game and shown he has the potentiatl to be a dynamic player in the NFL.
@Kimmyjohns Kiko Alonso is a very good football player. Defensive Rookie of the Year material.— Kevin Wood (@KiwiMutt) September 30, 2013
And let’s not forget, Kiko sparked his own hashtag trending throughout Buffalo on Monday following the win. #TheLegendofKikoAlonso
When the Bills win a Super Bowl, they won't go to the White House. The president will come to Kiko's house. #TheLegendOfKikoAlonso— Toby Motyka (@TobyMotyka) September 30, 2013
When Aaron Maybin grows up, he wants to be Kiko Alonso. #TheLegendOfKikoAlonso— Del Reid (@mrdeadlier) September 30, 2013
Kiko Alonso went tubing over Niagara Falls. Or as he calls it, "the lazy river" #TheLegendOfKikoAlonso— Dallas Miller (@dallasfmiller) September 30, 2013
Some jerk in the mall just made a pass at my wife. Luckily, it was intercepted by Kiko Alonso. #TheLegendOfKikoAlonso— Kevin O'Neill (@KevinBuffalo) September 30, 2013
I heard that Kiko Alonso can unscramble an egg! #TheLegendOfKikoAlonso— Chucky Klapow (@ChuckyKlapow) October 1, 2013
He once intercepted the same pass twice #TheLegendOfKikoAlonso— Jordan Wainwright (@Jordanwainwrigt) September 30, 2013
While the defense was exceeding expectations, fans still had a few criticisms about what was going on on the offensive side of the ball Sunday afternoon. However, Bills fans were much more optimistic than last week.
All of a sudden, a Thursday night game involving the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns seems a bit more relevant. One thing is for sure, the Bills Mafia is ready to see their team be competitive in the weeks to come.