After the Bills were stunned by the Cardinals, a couple of Buffalo’s guys faced the music and were candidly upset.
“My reaction? Pissed,” safety Micah Hyde said.
“I was tracking it, tracking it…” safety Jordan Poyer added via post-game video conference. “We’ve just got to find a way to knock the ball down.”
The safety duo are discussing the game-winning catch made by Cards wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the dying seconds of Buffalo’s 32-30 loss to Arizona. As one would expect, the pair were somber.
But don’t you worry, Hopkins more than made up for those down feelings with his comments after the game. Hopkins used a not-so-nice basketball reference to describe his feelings of what he did to the Bills.
“You know in basketball terminology, that’s what they call this,” Hopkins said via video conference, gesturing over his head. “You know, when somebody get dunked on…. but it was on three people… they were in position, it was just a better catch by I.”
Hyde and Poyer were two of the Bills defenders who jumped up for the prayer pass from Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray in the dying seconds. As the story goes, Hopkins came down with the ball.
The third Buffalo defender near Hopkins on the play, cornerback Tre’Davious White, did not talk after the game. He likely was not in a great mood. Hopkins’ thoughts were clearly above and beyond the happiness scale and perhaps maybe the sportsmanship one as well, but that’s a different conversation.
Regardless, Hopkins earned it. One vs. three and he got the ball. .
Hindsight 20/20, but Murray was just as confident after the game, too.
“I definitely thought it had a chance when I let it go. Just the feeling of it,” Murray said. “But I knew when I let it go, I thought it had a good chance. Every quarterback kind of has that feeling when you let it go whether it’s good or not. Like I said, it felt good, and it went in.”
Unfortunately for the Bills, they likely won’t face the Cardinals again until 2024 when the NFC West comes back around on their schedule again. Buffalo isn’t going to have a chance at redemption for awhile, pending a Super Bowl matchup.
But on the positive side of things… the sky isn’t falling, either. There’s plenty of football left in 2020 and Buffalo will move it.