Inside The Bills

Pettine’s ‘D’ fared well against Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on January 10, 2013 – 4:33 pm

While Mike Pettine will certainly be an asset for Buffalo’s defense, his subtraction from the coaching staff of a division rival in the Jets, will make an opponent they have to play twice weaker. Just looking at what Pettine’s defense against the Bills over the past four seasons is hopefully an indication of what’s to come in Buffalo.

Between 2009 and 2012 Pettine’s defense faced the Bills eight times helping the Jets compile a 6-2 record. What’s more important are the average figures for Buffalo’s offense over those eight games.

The Bills averaged just 17.6 points per game over that span, converted just 32 percent of their third downs had 20 turnovers (9 fumbles, 11 INTs) and an average time of possession of just over 27 minutes (27:07).

Pettine’s defense totaled 13 sacks in those eight meetings as well as a pair of touchdowns.

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