Inside The Bills

Bills O-line rating high

Posted by Chris Brown on September 22, 2011 – 9:13 am

According to a formula put together by Stats LLC, the Bills offensive line was tops in the league in their Week 2 win over Oakland. Here are the details, which were profiled in SI.com.

Buffalo’s “guys up front” stepped up in Week 2 to the tune of a league-leading 107.6 grade in the New York Life Protection Index, a proprietary formula created by STATS LLC which measures pass protection by using metrics such as length of passes, penalties by offensive linemen, sacks allowed and quarterback hurries and knockdowns.

Fitzpatrick was hurried just three times Sunday and knocked down twice in 46 attempts without being sacked. The last of those passes went for a 6-yard touchdown to David Nelson, culminating a wild 38-35 comeback victory over Oakland. Just as impressively, the Bills offensive line maintained incredible discipline, not being called for a single false start or holding penalty.


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