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Where ‘D’ has been most consistent

Posted by Chris Brown on September 17, 2012 – 12:51 pm

While the five sacks Buffalo’s defense registered Sunday will get all the glory in the wake of the win over KC, there’s another part of Buffalo’s game that’s been solid in each of the first two games.

Buffalo’s run defense while Sunday’s game was still a game was giving up 3.9 yards per carry with 47 yards on 12 rushes through the first half. The longest was a Matt Cassel scramble for 21 yards. The Chiefs’ three backs in the first half rushed 11 times for 26 yards (2.36 avg.).

“I feel like our run defense is pretty good right now,” said head coach Chan Gailey on his Monday morning appearance on the Howard Simon Show. “That’s one of the best things. That’s what I tell our team, if you can run the football and stop the run and dominate on special teams you give yourself a chance to win every week. I think our run defense is right where it needs to be. Can we get better? Sure we can, but I don’t think we’re searching for answers there by any stretch of the imagination like we were last year.”

In Week 1, Buffalo’s run defense allowed 3.3 yards per carry to the Jets.


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