Inside The Bills

A look at yards per pass play

Posted by Chris Brown on November 14, 2011 – 12:39 pm

A lot of fans on the live blog on Buffalobills.com Sunday were critical of the offense’s lack of downfield pass attempts. Sunday the Bills did produce their lowest yards gained per pass play, but downfield pass attempts haven’t been the bread and butter of Buffalo’s offense to begin with.

Here’s a look at Buffalo’s average yards gained per pass play game by game this season.

Week 1 at KC – 7.4 yards per pass play
Week 2 vs. Oak – 5.7 yards per pass play
Week 3 vs. N.E. – 9.2 yards per pass play
Week 4 at Cin. – 5.4 yards per pass play
Week 5 vs. Phil. – 6.7 yards per pass play
Week 6 at NYG – 6.6 yards per pass play
Week 8 vs. Wash – 8.7 yards per pass play
Week 9 vs. NYJ – 6.2 yards per pass play
Week 10 at Dal – 4.3 yards per pass play

Buffalo’s four losses do represent four of the five lowest yards gained per pass play averages this season, but that’s to be expected. You usually don’t move the ball as effectively in losses or you’re lacking big plays. The Bills had just six plays of 15 yards or more in the loss to Dallas with the longest covering just 21 yards.


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