And he happens to be perhaps the most important player on the team these days, wide receiver Terek Hill.
No, Hill has very good memories of facing Bill – at least he should.
Hill faced Buffalo five times during his NFL career and it was an easily memorable last time.
In the game we remembered for “13 seconds,” Hill played a big role in the unlikely Kansas City Chiefs win by a 64-yard touchdown with 1:02 remaining in regulation and then a 19-yard reception on the highway that allowed the Chiefs to send the game into overtime. A field goal in the last second.
Hill finished with 11 catches for 150 yards and one touchdown that day – sort of like his last stat sheet in the 42-38 victory in Baltimore last Sunday when he had 11-190-1 – he also participated in specials with 45 yards Back in the fourth quarter.
It was the second match in a row in which he burned the bills.
In the AFC Championship game a year earlier, Hill had hit nine for 172 yards in Kansas City’s 38-24 win.
In the regular season, though, the Bills did a much better job of containing Hill, holding 17 combined catches for 124 yards with no touchdowns in three games—an average of six catches for 41 yards.
This week, Bells Defense Coordinator Leslie Frazier discussed the task of trying to cover Hill.
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“It’s never about one person in our chart,” Fraser said. “I mean, it’s about a team effort between our dash and our coverage together. And there aren’t a lot of guys in our league who are going to stand up and tell you, ‘I’m going to take Terrick Hill one-on-one I’ve had all day.'” This doesn’t happen often in our league. He is an excellent recipient and one of the best players in our business. But for us, the way we play in defense, it’s a team effort between our secondary team, our dash and our back.”
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YAC Dolphins Report
One of the most enjoyable developments in the first two weeks of the 2022 season for the Dolphins was the ability to get yards after the catch, although it might not be surprising given coach Mike McDaniel’s credentials and given his attacking speed.
Two weeks later, the Dolphins led the NFL with 338 yards after the catch, 22 yards above the Washington leaders.
Jaylen Waddle (116) and Hill (114) are right near the top of the singles leaderboard in terms of YAC, ranking second and third behind captain Austin Eckler, who is down from the Los Angeles Chargers.
In the victory in Baltimore, the Dolphins had 220 yards after the catch, including four plays with 20 or more YACs.
Dolphins also had seven completions behind the line of scrimmage and those that produced 45 yards thanks to 70 yards after the catch. This included Waddle’s first touchdown, a play where he made a pass 2 yards behind the line of scrimmage.
The only play that didn’t work was a pass to Trent Sherfield that lost 3 yards when he was injured right after catching the ball.
To bring him back to the Hill and the Bills, it’s worth noting that when he landed for 64 yards in that epic round of the AFC League, he had 50 yards after the catch.