Sunday, October 24, 2010
A statistical look at Buffalo's big outburst
There will be no negativity in this post about the Buffalo Bills, not even a reference to Sunday's score or result against the Baltimore Ravens in M&T Bank Stadium.
A few notes on the Bills' surprising offensive eruption against one of the NFL's best defenses:
- Ryan Fitzpatrick was 29-of-43 for 374 yards and four touchdowns for a 106.1 passer rating.
- He became the first Buffalo quarterback with back-to-back games of at least three touchdowns since Jim Kelly in 1990.
- Fitzpatrick has thrown a touchdown pass in seven straight games, longest streak of his career and longest for any Bills quarterback since Drew Bledsoe went 10 consecutive games in 2002.
- The last Bills quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards was J.P. Losman in November 2006.
- Lee Evans caught six passes for 105 yards and three touchdowns, becoming the first player in Bills' history with at least three receiving touchdowns in multiple games.
- Evans topped 100 yards for the first time since November 2008.
- Steve Johnson also had a career afternoon with eight receptions for 158 yards and a touchdown.
- Johnson has a touchdown in four straight games, the longest streak since Evans in 2006. One more next week would tie Elbert Dubenion's club record set in 1964 and tied by Eric Moulds in 1999 and Evans in 2004.
- The Bills had two 100-yard receivers for the first time since Evans and Roscoe Parrish in September 2006 and first time on the road since Peerless Price and Josh Reed in September 2002.
- Rian Lindell kicked a 50-yard field goal with four seconds left in regulation, only the 14th time since 1983 a kick of at least 50 yards forced overtime.