As a group, the Bills defensive line enters Sunday’s game against the Texans with fewer sacks than J.J. Watt has picked up by himself this season.
Getting defensive end Mario Williams going would be a good way to switch that around before the end of the season, although that’s been complicated of late by a foot injury that kept him from playing against the Chiefs last Sunday. It doesn’t look like his absence will extend through this weekend’s game against his former team, however.
Coach Rex Ryan said Thursday that he expects to have Williams back in the lineup against the Texans after Williams completed his second practice of the week.
“I think Mario looks good,” Ryan said, via the Buffalo News. “He might not be 100 percent, but he’s good enough for us.”
Williams had 38 sacks in his first three years with the Bills, but has just three in his first season playing for Ryan in a scheme that’s been criticized for the lack of pass rush that it has generated a year after the Bills placed three players in the league’s top 20 sackers.