McCoy and other veterans heard a lot about that 4-2 start before they thrashed Oakland

Last season, the Bills were 4-2 under Rex Ryan after an ugly 0-2 start, then dropped seven of their final 10 to finish 7-9. Ryan was fired after Week 16, with Lynn replacing him.

McCoy and other veterans heard a lot about that 4-2 start before they thrashed Oakland. That obviously had to be on their minds as they made sure they didn’t drop to 4-3 again and spark a free fall.

As he stood outside the West Wing, Sullivan was asked if he would take issue should one of his players decide to kneel during the anthem. “No, I would not,” the Marshfield, Mass. native replied. “As we’ve stated all along, we understand the circumstance surrounding this visit. We’re very respectful of anyone’s right to protest or demonstrate as they see fit.”

“He’s got no pulse,” Seager said. “He really doesn’t have a memory, either. He forgets things. Things go away. That’s what you have to do in baseball. You have to forget the past, forget your last AB and move on to the next one.”

Joe Flacco’s play hasn’t inspired much confidence, as his Total QBR (31) ranks 29th out of 32 qualified passers. His concussion in Week 8 could put his status in doubt, which could put the Ravens in even more of a bind.

It has been a bad stretch for the Bucs, who have dropped four games in a row and five of six. Jameis Winston had lost four games in a row only once in his career prior to this stretch, the last four games of his rookie season.

One [player] might get more attention, but if you’re a good organization or a good team, it’s always about the team or your teammates, and I think Giannis does a really good job of making sure that he always mentions his teammates because he needs them and they need him. That’s the way this thing is