Inside The Bills

Bills post their best toxic differential in 2015

Posted by Chris Brown on January 12, 2016 – 9:58 am

Before 2009 toxic differential was an unknown metric. Devised by former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick, it takes turnover differential and big play differential and adds the two figures together as a means of measuring how effectively an NFL team can execute big plays without surrendering them to the opponent. As we covered on Buffalobills.com today, the Bills finished with their highest ever toxic differential, finishing fourth in the NFL in 2015. Here’s a look at how Buffalo has fared since the statistic was initially recorded in 2009.

The Bills have had only two seasons in which they’ve posted a positive toxic differential, with both coming in two of the last three seasons.

Year Toxic Differential Rank
2009 -21 25th
2010 -35 31st
2011 -13 23rd
2012 -29 27th
2013 +11 9th
2014 -5 17th
2015 +35 4th

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