Inside The Bills

3rd down told the story

Posted by Chris Brown on August 14, 2010 – 12:08 am

The Bills saw a lot of things go wrong in their preseason opener, but the most telling statistic was third down on both sides of the ball.

Buffalo’s defense could not get off the field on third down, allowing the Redskins offense to convert on 12 of their 19 third down opportunities for a 63% conversion rate.

“They pounded the ball on us late we were just worn out at the end,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “They controlled the ball entirely too long. We couldn’t get them off the field on third down.”

Meanwhile Buffalo’s offense did not convert any of their third downs until Levi Brown hit David Nelson for a seven-yard gain on a 3rd-and-4 with 1:27 left in the game.


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