McDermott happy with Bills' first division win

Bills head coach Sean McDermott spoke with the media after his team's 24-10 win over the Patriots

Foxborough, Mass. (WGR 550) - The Buffalo Bills earned their first divisional win of the season over the New England Patriots on Thursday night, 24-10, and helped improve their overall record to 9-3 this season.

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The Bills played a very well-rounded game with only one turnover on the offensive side of the ball, and had great presence in the run game. The defense had good numbers as well, holding the Patriots' offense to only 10 points.

The Bills were winless in divisional play up to this point of the season after losing to both the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins. Bills head coach Sean McDermott was happy with how his team earned their first win in the AFC East this season.

"I mean, a divisional win is important," said McDermott during his postgame press conference with the media. "We knew coming in here was gonna be tough, like I said, against a really good football team. They're really well-coached and prepared every week, so we're thankful to get a win, and in the division on top of that."

One key player that was missing from Thursday's lineup was rookie cornerback Kaiir Elam, as Xavier Rhodes was playing in his place. McDermott says he was happy with the makeup of the defensive roster in this game.

"Just taking a look at what we have with 'X' [Rhodes] and 'Tre's' [Tre'Davious White] ramped up a little bit there with his rep count. Competition is good, it's healthy for all of us," he said.

More of McDermott's postgame press conference with the media is available in the player below:

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