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Orton at top of NFL in fourth quarter passing

Posted by Chris Brown on November 7, 2014 – 2:18 pm

When it comes to crunch time Bills QB Kyle Orton has been clutch. His two comeback victories over Detroit and Minnesota have helped to vault him to the top of the league in fourth quarter passer rating.

Orton holds a rating of 132.5 as he has completed close to 69 percent of his passes, averaging better than nine yards an attempt (that’s a fat number) with five touchdowns and no interceptions for a league-best passer rating of 132.5.

Head coach Doug Marrone, while happy with the production, wishes they didn’t have to rely so much on Orton’s arm.

“One, it’s not something that we like to brag about, being able to throw that much,” said Marrone. “We wish we could run a whole lot more in the fourth quarter with a lead. I think it’s more of a veteran type of thing. I think the one thing you see in this league is the guys that have been around they understand situations. They’ve been through it so many times, from a standpoint of reps, that they are able to perform well. But still it’s the same thing you need people around you to make plays. We’ve been fortunate where he’s made some great throws and we’ve had some people make some good plays.”

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