Inside The Bills

Bills on record-setting sack pace

Posted by Chris Brown on November 9, 2014 – 6:59 pm

The Bills did not get the win on Sunday, but their defense continued its torrid sack pace notching a half dozen more against the Chiefs. It’s given Buffalo it’s highest sack total in their first nine games in team history.

The Bills defense is coming off a franchise-record sack season last year when they set a team record with 57. Their 34 sacks through the first nine games this year however, is the most in club annals. Their old mark of 32 was set in 1997.

In their last 5 games, Buffalo has notched 23 takedowns of opposing QBs, the most in a five-game span since club-record 23 set in games 2-6, 1964 and matched in games 11-15, 2013.

“Yeah I mean, this is a really good group, they’re good up front, here at their own place been playing good all year,” said Chiefs QB Alex Smith. “It was tough,I knew coming in that this was a good group at home and they got the advantage when it’s loud and you can’t use cadence. I thought in order that we put ourselves in some bad 3rd downs, you want to stay out of any situation like this and we did. We had penalties and sacks and negative plays and put ourselves in 3rd and longs, and your kind of falling right in their wheel house.”

Marcell Dareus led the way Sunday with three sacks, Jerry Hughes had a pair and Mario Williams had the other.

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