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Bills coach Sean McDermott very impressed with Patriots: 'This is a dynamite football team'

Ryan Hannable
November 29, 2017 - 2:44 pm

FOXBORO -- Sunday will be Sean McDermott's first game facing the Patriots as Bills head coach and it's safe to say he knows he has his work cut out.

"This is an outstanding football team, not that the other ones weren't," he said on a conference call Wednesday. "It just seems like now with the addition of some of the other players that they've added to on the roster with the addition of [Brandin] Cooks and some of the other players they've been able to add the last really X amount of months, I think this is a dynamite football team."

The Patriots will come into the game winners of seven straight and leading the AFC East at 9-2, while the Bills are 6-5.

Even though the Bills have been fairly successful this season, McDermott wants more.

"Well really two of the biggest boxes that we want to be able to check, so to speak, are really number one is making sure the culture is heading in the right direction," he said. "Then the second one would be establishing the standard of what's expected, what it needs to look like, how it needs to look, taste, feel, sound, smell, all of those as we move through this year and get to the final part of the year. So those are two big goals in this first season. Really it's just about doing the things that it takes to win – staying together as a team, staying together as an organization through the highs and lows of a season and everyone doing their job and doing their job to a level that is playoff-caliber because that really gives you a chance to get to the championship, which in our business is the Super Bowl."

The Bills also face the Patriots in Week 16.

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