Inside The Bills

30 pass attempts a key number?

Posted by Chris Brown on December 2, 2012 – 7:05 pm

The Bills won-loss record after Sunday’s victory is now at 5-7 on the season. What’s interesting is their won-loss record when using 30 pass attempts as an over-under barometer.

When Ryan Fitzpatrick has fewer than 30 pass attempts in a game in his career with the Bills, Buffalo is an impressive 15-7. Obviously part of this winning percentage is due to the team typically having a lead in such games and being able to run the ball more and throw the ball less. This past Sunday’s win is part of that total when Fitz attempted just 17 passes on a wet and rainy day at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The team had the lead and the defense was in control. 

When Fitz attempts 30 passes or more in a game Buffalo is 5-22. Now there are a lot of factors that go into that too. Fitz is usually throwing more when the team is behind on the scoreboard already, so naturally a good number of those games when he’s got more than 30 pass attempts are going to wind up being losses.

Nevertheless it’s an interesting winning percentage to examine knowing Buffalo has to win out to have any shot at the postseason.

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