Inside The Bills

Preseason stat barometer

Posted by Chris Brown on August 23, 2011 – 12:01 pm

Not a whole lot of stock can be taken in the preseason stats for NFL clubs. Their best players are not on the field for most of the game and coordinators aren’t running their best regular season stuff. Still they’re interesting to examine. Here’s a look at some of Buffalo’s defensive statistics through two preseason games and where they rank.

Total defense – 15th (311.5 yds/gm)
Points per game allowed – 13th (17 ppg)
Yards per play allowed – 14th (4.9)
3rd down defense – 23rd (44%)
Time of possession allowed – 16th (30:28)
Run defense – 26th – (132.5)
Pass defense – 11th (179)
Sacks – 1st (11)

Buffalo’s total defense last season ranked 24th in total defense, 30th in 3rd down defense and last in run defense. They were also 28th in points per game allowed. They also ranked 27th in sacks. Again just preseason numbers, but they could be further indication that they’ll be improving in several categories.

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