Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine has faced his share of rookie quarterbacks. Today he’ll face another in Mike Glennon. Here’s a closer look at his history against rookie signal callers.
Pettine has compiled a 6-3 record against rookie quarterbacks holding them to a combined completion percentage of 47% (118-251), five touchdowns and 12 interceptions and a passer rating of 56.9.
In those nine games his defenses have sacked opposing rookie QBs 21 times.
Buffalo’s most recent game against a rookie QB was Week 11 against Geno Smith, who posted the lowest passer rating for a rookie QB against a Mike Pettine defense (10.1). The next worst performance was turned in by Josh Freeman, who was with Tampa Bay as a rookie in 2009. He had a passer rating of (12.1). Both of them had three interceptions with no touchdown passes.
Smith passed for just 103 yards, while Freeman threw for only 93.
Here’s a look at the full list compiled by Bills media relations.
|12/13/2009||J. Freeman, TB||W 26-3||14-for-33||93||0||3||12.1||3|
|11/14/2010||C. McCoy, CLE||W 26-20||18-for-31||205||1||0||88.8||3|
|9/23/2012||R. Tannehill, MIA||W 23-20||16-for-36||196||0||1||50.2||0|
|10/14/2012||A. Luck, IND||W 35-9||22-for-44||280||0||2||51.3||4|
|10/28/2012||R. Tannehill, MIA||L 30-9||2-for-5||18||0||0||50.4||1|
|11/11/2012||R. Wilson, SEA||L 28-7||12-for-19||188||2||0||131||4|
|12/2/2012||R. Lindley, ARI||W 7-6||10-for-31||72||0||1||28||2|
|9/22/2013||G. Smith, NYJ||L 27-20||16-for-29||331||2||2||89.9||0|
|11/17/2013||G. Smith, NYJ||W 37-14||8-for-23||103||0||3||10.1||4|
|Avg Stat Line||13.1-for-27.8||165.1||0.55||1.33||56.9||2.33|
Tags: Bills-Bucs, Mike Pettine, rookie quarterbacks
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