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Bill’s tight end sends strong message after post-game X-ray

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After a tumultuous week amid an historic snowstorm, the Buffalo Bills (7-3) returned to the Victory Column on Sunday, November 20th. The Bills beat the Cleveland Browns 31-23 in Week 11, but several players won through injury during the matchup at Ford Field in Detroit, including tight end Dawson Knox.

Knox had his best game of the season coming under coaching late in the third quarter. “Knox is on one knee. athletic trainer in conversation with him”, ESPN‘s Alaina Getzenberg tweeted. While the 26-year-old was able to finish the game, in which he caught seven kills on seven targets for a total of 70 yards, he went straight to the X-ray room after the final whistle.

While it’s not yet clear what kind of injury Knox sustained or what prompted the post-game review, Bill’s Mafia seems to breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to the close end of $53 million. “Asked Knox to go to the x-ray room,” Getzenberg tweeted. “He said he was fine.”

After the game, Knox sent a short but simple message on Twitter. “DUBS ❄️”, he tweeted. Hopefully all is well with Knox as the Bills only have four days to prepare for their week 12 primetime Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions.

Knox previously missed the Bills’ Week 5 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a foot injury. However, he returned in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs, in which he caught all three of his goals for 37 yards and a touchdown, his first total of the year. So far this season, the Ole Miss alum has caught 37 total receptions for 310 yards and two touchdowns.

While Knox is hopefully doing well, three other players sustained injuries during the Bills’ win over the Browns. WGR 550 Sal Capaccio tweeted, “I saw three different Bills players wearing hiking boots after the game. Center Mitch Morse, offensive lineman David Quessenberry and defensive end AJ Epenessa. Morse was picked up early and played the rest of the game. Epenessa was ruled out early. Quesenberry happened late.”

While Morse should be fine considering he was able to finish the game, the jury’s still out on Epenesa, who picked up an ankle injury late in the first quarter and hasn’t returned. With Greg Rousseau already out through injury, Shaq Lawson put on a big game against the Browns, putting in a big stop on Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett in fourth.

As for Quessenberry, he was wearing a boot on his right foot, per The Buffalo News“Jay Skurski. Fans can expect Bill’s head coach Sean McDermott to provide an update on all three players, including Knox, on Monday.

The Bills have officially ended their two-game losing streak and are now second in the AFC East. While quarterback Josh Allen got off to an ugly start against the Browns on Sunday, momentum changed just before halftime when he led a 78-yard drive that ended with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs.

Allen, who is usually the team’s lead rusher, stayed in the pocket against the Browns and only ran twice for eight yards. Instead, running back Devin Singletary ran 14 times for 86 yards and a touchdown, while rookie James Cook recorded 11 carries for 86 yards per SI.

Bill’s offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey was heavily criticized for consistently putting the team’s offense squarely on Allen’s shoulders, so it was a nice development to see the team using his back. The Wyoming grad finished the game by completing 18 of 27 passes for 197 yards and a score, while the game’s MVP award goes to kicker Tyler Bass, who went 6-6 on field goals.

The team flies back to Buffalo before returning to Detroit on Thursday, November 24 to face the Lions. The bills are checked 10 points win favourites.

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