In the Panthers game, the Bills O-Line was flagged for only one penalty, a five-yard false start by
The offensive line isn’t perfect. And there have been some hiccups by individual linemen through the first two games. But in all, the O-Line is performing at a high level early in the season.
With only one sack allowed, the Bills O-Line deserves some credit. But so does
It may have been Hall of Famer Bruce Smith who called my attention to this years ago, but I believe it is true: sacks do come in bunches.
Last year, he got five of his 10 ½ sacks in two games, Arizona and Indy. In 2011, with Houston, he got 4 of his 5 total sacks in two games. Going back further, in 2010, five of his 8 ½ sacks came in two games. In 2008, 9 of his 12 total sacks for the season came in four games, and in 2007, 8 of his 14 total sacks occurred in three games.
For Mario Williams, at least, the sacks do come in bunches.
I believe we are witnessing
His performance Sunday against the Panthers may have been his best defensive game since he’s been in the league. And he wasn’t worried at all about the Buffalo offense moving the ball downfield for the win with 1:38 left in the game.
“I wasn’t worried, I wasn’t watching the game, truly,” McKelvin told me in the locker room after the game. “I knew we were going to win. I told Aaron (Williams) before they kicked the field goal, if they kick the field goal we’re going to win this game. They kicked the field goal I was on the sidelines chilling out. I wasn’t worried at all. “
McKelvin added he was so unconcerned, he took his shoes off on the sidelines while the offense moved down the field. He had to put them back on again, for the final play of the game with Carolina got the ball with: 02 left.I’m still feeling bad about my brief, temporary brain-lock at the end of the game. After calling the game-tying touchdown, I somehow lost track of the extra point being the go-ahead points in the game. Fortunately, my broadcast partner, Mark Kelso quickly corrected me. I got caught up in the excitement and noise and the clamor in the coaches booth next to us. My bad.