Inside The Bills

Punters could be busy today

Posted by Chris Brown on November 19, 2017 – 1:20 pm

The Bills and Chargers have both had their share of inefficiencies on offense this season. That’s partly why Buffalo made a quarterback change this week in going with rookie Nate Peterman. Whether Peterman can improve the functionality of the offense remains to be seen. But more often than not this season both Buffalo and Los Angeles have had to turn to their punters with drives stalling.

Below is the bottom third of the NFL teams that punt most often. Both the Bills and Chargers rank in that area with the Bills 25th and the Chargers last in the league. Half of L.A.’s drives end with a punt, almost double that of the league leader, New Orleans, who only punts on drive 28 percent of the time.

PERCENT OF DRIVES ENDING IN PUNT, 2017

20 – Cleveland Browns            43.5 (47/108)
21 – New York Jets               43.9 (54/123)
22 – San Francisco 49ers         44.9 (53/118)
23 – Baltimore Ravens            45.3 (48/106)
24 – Houston Texans              45.5 (51/112)
25 – Buffalo Bills               46.5 (47/101)
26 – New York Giants             46.7 (49/105)
27 – Seattle Seahawks            46.8 (52/111)
28 – Cincinnati Bengals          47.1 (49/104)
29 – Indianapolis Colts          47.2 (58/123)
30 – Chicago Bears               48.5 (49/101)
31 – Miami Dolphins              49.0 (50/102)
32 – Los Angeles Chargers        50.0 (51/102)
NFL Average                 40.8 (1370/3361)

 

 


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