5 unbelievable stats from Bills’ Week 3 win over Commanders

09/27/2023
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The Buffalo Bills made it two straight wins with another dominating performance in a 37-3 victory in Washington. The Bills’ offense put on a show Sunday, with both sides of the ball scoring while holding the Commanders to just a field goal. Buffalo’s last two wins have been so convincing that it sits second in the league in point differential at +56, only behind Miami’s +59. Before we turn the page to the Bills’ divisional showdown with Miami next week, let’s look back at five “would you believe me if I said…” stats from your Bills’ trip to the Nation’s Capital.

Would You Believe Me If I Said… The Bills love getting toxic?

According to Super Bowl champion coach Brian Billick, the toxic differential is “the correlation between turnovers and explosive plays” when it comes to predicting the outcome of a game. The Bills won the turnover battle on Sunday five to one over Washington. For me, explosive plays are anything over 25 yards. Buffalo won that category four to one. So, some quick math, the Bills won the “toxic differential” by a total of nine to two. 

Would You Believe Me If I Said… McDermott loves his defensive line rotation?

The Bills used nine different defensive linemen (tackles/ends) for at least 12 snaps on Sunday. Eight of those nine guys played between one-third and two-thirds of the snaps. Buffalo is doing a fire drill between plays to get their guys into the situations McDermott favors.

Would You Believe Me If I Said… Josh Allen is good at the football?

I want to start this with us all understanding that WINS ARE NOT A QB STAT, however, I did enjoy this one from Pro Football Reference shared by @SchadJoe. Josh Allen has the second most wins of any QB over their last 23 regular-season starts. He isn’t behind Patrick Mahomes or Joe Burrow, but his 19 wins in that timeframe are only behind the 21 of Jalen Hurts. Third is Mahomes with 18, and fourth is Tua Tagovailoa with 17.

Would You Believe Me If I Said… Saint Bernard had himself a day?

The Bills Mafia has been tough on Terrel Bernard. Maybe too tough! He showed out on Sunday, becoming the third player to record two sacks, an interception, and a fumble recovery in one game. He is in good company, joining Brian Urlacher and James Harrison. Bernard is the first player to do such a feat since 2007.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?si=trb7kMy8ZDGOHesG&v=L1n7DdQM9yU&feature=youtu.be

Would You Believe Me If I Said… the Bills D as a whole was nasty?

The Bills became the first team since 1985 to record nine sacks and four picks in one game, per Buffalo Bills PR. The last team to do it was the 85 Cowboys, who had 12 sacks and four picks in a 17-10 win over the Houston Oilers. The Cowboys’ head coach was Tom Landry at the time. Not bad company!

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