ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Thad Lewis is feeling fine and ready to play - leading his Bills offense into Miami Sunday and looking to improve on a decent debut.
"I did okay. We didn't get the win so I didn't do (well) enough," Lewis said, "so a lot of things to learn from, a lot of things to build on, and that's what this week is for, that's what practice is for, these next couple of days."
"One of the ways we can kind of 'end the bleeding' to to speak is to go out and win this game. It's a two-fer game, as we like to say. It allows us to win not only a game but a game in our division and be on top of one of the teams in our division. This is a game we have to have," said running back Fred Jackson.
This week's matchup renews the great Bills-Dolphins rivalry in Miami, and while many of the players are too young to even remember the Jim Kelly-Dan Marino battles for AFC supremacy, the rivalry still means a little more than the average game.
"I was born in 1990 so, I'm not super familiar with it. I'm pretty sure over the course of the week I'll get schooled up on it," said wide receiver Marquise Goodwin.
The 25-year-old Lewis remembers those days and holds them dear.
"Definitely remember those. Growing up in Miami, watching Dan the Man, which we called him, that was his nickname, where I was from. You loved to watch the guys play in the snow or when they come down to sunny Miami. Those were the great old days," Lewis said.
Now Lewis has a chance to make memories in the present day.