The Buffalo Bills are at 6-2 in the AFC East through the halfway point of the season for a second-consecutive year. On top of that, the Bills currently have a 1.5-game lead on the Miami Dolphins for the lead in the division. Buffalo has not won a division title since 1995 when Jim Kelly was still under center for the Bills.
This Sunday will be another tough challenge for the Bills as the Seattle Seahawks come to Orchard Park for the first time since 2008. The last time the Bills were the home team for a matchup against the Seahawks was back in 2012 when the two teams played at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Seattle enters Sunday's contest with the best record in the NFC West at 6-1, and are trying to remain ahead of the Arizona Cardinals in the division standings. While the Seahawks offense is led by quarterback Russell Wilson, who's having a MVP-caliber season, the defensive unit is one of the worst groups in the NFL, averaging 460.9 yards-against per-game this season.
One guy who will be facing the Seattle defensive unit head-on this week is guard Jon Feliciano. The 28-year-old appeared in his first game of the 2020 season last week after suffering a torn pectoral muscle just before the start of training camp.
With center Mitch Morse out of commission for this week's game due to a concussion, Feliciano will make the shift to center, as he did early in last week's win over the New England Patriots.
Feliciano took some time on Buffalo Bills Football Friday to join the Howard and Jeremy Show on WGR. He talked about his return to the lineup, Sunday's matchup against Seattle, as well as his relationship to quarterback Josh Allen.
Here is some of what he had to say:
Feliciano on playing his first game of 2020 last Sunday against New England:
"I had a blast. It was definitely emotional not being out there the first seven games. Just being out there and being able to help out my teammates is what drives me to wake up every morning."
Feliciano on his contributions to the team during his rehab:
"When I wasn't playing, I was doing all I could to help the coaching staff and help out the [offensive] line. Whatever I saw on film, whatever ideas I got for our run game; the coaches definitely did a good job of just letting me talk. It just felt like I was doing something [to help]. Credit to all the guys in the room and the coaches for keeping me involved."
Feliciano on quarterback Josh Allen:
"His confidence has always been there, but I think it's at an all-time high right now. I think he's just super confidence in his arm, as we all are. Then you add [Stefon] Diggs to our receiving corps it's just ridiculous. Why wouldn't you be confident?"
Feliciano on his relationship with Allen:
"Josh is one of my best buddies on the team. We spend a lot of time away from the facilities together, whether it's playing 'Call of Duty' or hanging out at each other's houses. My wife and his girlfriend are close, so me and Josh connected at the hip, at times. If I have to play center, it won't be a big deal."
Feliciano on Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks:
"Statistically some people will look at [them] and [say] they're not a very good defense. But then you look at it; I've been comparing them this week to the Raiders team in my second year in 2016 where they do give up some yards, but they're so good at knocking the ball out and getting turnovers. When they do get the ball in the hands of their [offense], they make plays with it. It will be a key this week for our offense is making sure we're respecting the ball and making sure we don't give them anything. We know they're a very good team, and they're going to make us pay if we start giving them opportunities."
You can listen to the entire interview below: