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Offense & defense have split penalties equally

Posted by Chris Brown on October 4, 2015 – 11:24 pm

It’s been a flag heavy start to the season for the Bills after the first four games and the players know they have to be on their best behavior moving forward. They’ve pledged to eradicate the penalty problem. Here’s a breakdown of Buffalo 47 assessed penalties based on side of the ball, personal foul infractions and how many the Bills have had declined.

Total penalties  assessed – 47

Total penalty yardage – 428

Penalties on offense – 18 (3 personal fouls)

Penalties on defense – 18 (8 personal fouls)

Penalties on special teams – 10 (2 personal fouls)

Penalties on bench – 1 (1 personal foul)

Penalties declined – 9 (1 personal foul)

A total of 30 percent of Buffalo’s penalties have been personal fouls (14 of 47) so far this season.

And even though the offense and defense have 18 assessed penalties each, the defense has more than half of the team’s 15-yard infractions (8).


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