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BDC 11/7: 2nd fewest sacks allowed in NFL

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on November 7, 2011 – 10:13 am

— GAME NOTES- Buffalo’s 5-3 start is its best record at the season’s halfway point since 2008 (also 5-3) … With their 11-point output yesterday, the Bills increased their season point total to 222 … the figure ranks 6th in team history over the first eight games of a season, and are the most since 2002:

258 1964 (34, 30, 30, 23, 48, 35, 34, 24)
251 1975 (42, 30, 38, 38, 14, 30, 24, 35)
245 1991 (35, 52, 23, 17, 35, 6, 42, 35)
241 2002 (37, 45, 23, 33, 31, 31, 23, 24)
229 1990 (26, 7, 30, 29, 38, 30, 27, 42)
222 2011 (41, 38, 34, 20, 31, 24, 23, 11)
221 1989 (27, 14, 47, 31, 14, 23, 34, 31)

Buffalo sacked Jets QB Mark Sanchez once yesterday … along with 10 sacks last week vs. Was., 11 in 2-game span is the highest total by the team since 11 in games 12-13, 2003.

— PROTECTING THE QUARTERBACK – The Bills allowed zero sacks today, keeping their season total at 9, the 2nd-fewest of any NFL team this season

DAILY LINKS – Jets ‘D’, turnovers stymie Bills in 27-11 defeat – Turnovers spell recent trend vs. Jets

Buffalo News – Bills’ offense manhandled by Jets

Buffalo News – Bills penalized for mistakes on defense

Buffalo News – Norwood warmed by reception

Buffalo News – In measuring stick game, Bills come up small

Buffalo News – Jets make a statement without running their mouths

Buffalo News – Lindell’s status uncertain after his shoulder injury

Buffalo News – Quarterly Report: Jets 27, Bills 11

Buffalo News – Outcoaching by Jets leads to downgrade

Rochester D&C – ‘Bad’ Buffalo Bills on display in loss to Jets

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills make ugly statement with loss to Jets

Rochester D&C – Jets’ domination is no surprise

Rochester D&C – Sal’s Six Points: Answered

Rochester D&C – New York Jets pound Buffalo Bills

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills Report Card

Associated Press – Bills PK Lindell hurts shoulder in loss to Jets

Associated Press – Jets stop Bills 27-11 in AFC East showdown

Associated Press – Former Bills K Norwood honored

Toronto Sun – Jets shut down Bills attack

Niagara Gazette – Norwood honored with distinguished service award

Dunkirk Observer – Norwood back in Buffalo to receive Distinguished Service Award

Wellsville Daily – Bills shut down by Jets

Canandaigua Messenger – Jets dominate Bills, week 9 team report card

Erie Times – Jets stop Bills in AFC East showdown

Erie Times – We’ve seen ugly Bills losses like this before

Erie Times – John Dudley’s NFL notebook: Bills’ 3 turnovers play major role in loss

Globe and Mail – N.Y. Jets stifle Bills’ offence

USA Today – Jets stop Bills in AFC East showdown – Jets defense wakes up just in time for playoff race

Audio/Video/Photo Clips – GameDay: Jets vs. Bills highlights
Bills Roundup: Offense Sputters in Loss to Jets
Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference
Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference
Jets vs. Bills highlights
Week 9: Player Guest Marcell Dareus
PHOTOS: Week 9: Jets 27, Bills 11

Reaction: Jets 27 – Bills 11
Bills Fall to Jets at Home
It’s one failed test

WIVB – Jets stop Bills 27-11 in AFC East showdown

WKBW – Jets Jolt Bills 27-11

Bills Report Card: Week 9
Bills Offense Can’t Solve Jets Defense
Jets Shine Light on Bills Dark Spots

WROC – Pitoniak: Bills flat vs. Jets

WHAM – That’s What We Said – Jets 27 Bills 11

Yahoo Sports – Photo Gallery

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Bills not down on themselves, Bills get help from Giants, Lindell shoulder injury confirmed – Immediate Reactions: New York Jets 27, Bills 11

AFC East Blog (
Rapid Reaction: Jets 27, Bills 11
Morning take: Logjam in AFC East

RB Fred Jackson
Led team with 82 rushing yards … First time in 4 games (and 3rd of 8 this season) without 100 rushing yards … 803 rushing yards in first eight games of season ranks 4th in club history, behind O.J. Simpson (1,128 in 1975 and 1,104 in 1973) and Thurman Thomas (806 in 1993) … Averaging 5.35 yds. per rush this season (150-803) … among Bills with 50+ att. in season, Jackson’s average ranks 7th … Career rushing avg. of 4.60 (797-3,663) remains 2nd all-time in Bills history (among rushers with 200+ att.), trailing only O.J. Simpson (4.80 – 2,123-10,183) … 120 scrimmage yards Sunday … 22nd career game with 100+ scrimmage yds. … has 100+ scrimmage yds. in 7 of 8 games this season (only non-100 yd. game: 98 at Cin. 10/2)

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
Threw 7-yd. TD pass to David Nelson in 4th qtr. … Has thrown TD pass in 7 of 8 games this season and has TD in 26 of 31 games played as Bill … 47 career TDs with Bills now tied for 5th on club all-time chart … Sunday tied Doug Flutie (47) and needs 8 to match #4 Drew Bledsoe (55) … Completed 52-yard pass to Steve Johnson in 3rd qtr. … 6th straight game with 40+ yd. completion (had 48-yd. connection with Donald Jones 9/25 vs. N.E., a 44-yd. hookup with Steve Johnson 10/2 at Cin., a 49-yd. connection with Fred Jackson 10/9 vs. Phi., a 60-yd. TD pass to Naaman Roosevelt 10/16 at N.Y.G., and a 46-yd. play with Jackson last week vs. Was.) … 40+ yd. comp. in 6 straight games extends new career long streak (also had 4-game streak in games 8-11, 2010) … 2nd Bills QB ever with 40+ yd. pass in 6 straight games (other: Jack Kemp, games 6-11, 1963) … Now ranks 6th on Bills all-time passing yardage list with 6,352 … Sunday passed Dennis Shaw (6,286) … 1,230 away from #5 Doug Flutie (7,582)

DL Alex Carrington
Recorded Bills’ only sack of game, on 1st down play during Jets’ first drive … 2nd career sack (previous one occurred 11/28/10 vs. Pit. – Ben Roethlisberger)

DL Marcell Dareus
Recovered fumble after Jets had bad exchange on snap in 2nd qtr. … 1st FR of NFL career

S Jairus Byrd
Recorded interception on Jets’ first drive … INT was 12th of career, 2nd of season (other: last week vs. Was.) … 2nd INT streak of career, first was club-record 5-gamer in games 5-9, 2009

Head Coach Chan Gailey
On if he’s disappointed that his team wasn’t the team to make a statement:
I don’t worry about statements, I worry about winning and not winning and we didn’t win today. If you win in three weeks then you would have liked to have won this one and beat them twice, but you didn’t. You didn’t win today and it’s a two game swing when you look at it. And that’s the good part about division games. It was good when we played New England, it was bad when we played the Jets, it’s a two game swing. Not only you win in your division but you give a division team a loss, that’s what they did today.

On what the defense was showing having more linebackers up front:
They were just playing their nickel stuff, that’s all they were doing. We had seen it; it wasn’t like it was something we hadn’t seen. They got in a couple alignments that we hadn’t seen but we still have to be better organized from my perspective to make sure we get hats on the right hats.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On his thoughts on the game
Yeah, couldn’t get much going today.  Especially in the first half when the defense kept us in the game and we felt coming out of half they were going to get the ball first but we still had a good shot, we were right there.  We just had to get some stuff going, just couldn’t do it, fell too far behind and then they did a good job today.  They kept us frustrated all day and didn’t allow us to do what we’ve been doing all year.

RB Fred Jackson
On the reason they couldn’t get it going today:
We just came out sluggish, I feel like it was more stuff we did to ourselves. Not to take anything away from New York, they had a great game plan for us.  They came out and executed well and we didn’t. When you don’t play well you tend to lose football games and that’s what I think happened today.

S George Wilson
On if the Jets did anything unexpected on offense:
No, they did what we expected them to do. They came in, they ran the ball, they did mix in play action in early downs to try to keep us off balance, to try to soften us up on first and second down. They didn’t do anything we didn’t expect them to do. They played Jets football today trying to pound it in the running game and doing play action.


S Jairus Byrd recorded his second interception of the season and  the team’s 15th on the year.

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