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11 noteworthy numbers you need to know about the Bills after Week 11


15 = Highest number of different defenders with a sack in the NFL

The Bills seven-sack performance against the Dolphins this past Sunday was a single-game season-best performance. Add in the fact that Buffalo also racked up 14 quarterback hits on Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Miami QB was hit on 21 of 46 total drop backs for a pressure rate of almost 46 percent (45.6%).

Even better was the fact that six different defensive linemen factored into the total, with linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano teaming up for the seventh sack.

"When you get up (on the scoreboard) it opens up the game for the pass rush," said Ed Oliver, who had his second sack of the season. "It's just complementary football with the offense and defense working together, but everybody got one. All four interior linemen got one. Shaq got one. Jerry got one. Star, Murph. Everybody ate (Sunday)."

On the season, Buffalo now has 15 players with at least one sack, which leads the NFL. Kansas City (entering Monday night game) and Tennessee have 13 players with at least one quarterback take down. Washington is fourth with 12.

"It didn't feel like we could do any wrong," said Jordan Phillips, who notched his team-high seventh sack of the season. "Everybody was flying around, everybody was having fun and everybody was playing free. That's Buffalo Bills football."

2 = Fewest turnovers in the NFL since Week 5

In the first month of the season, Buffalo's ball security was a major issue. The Bills' 10 giveaways through the first four weeks was tied for the league lead (7 interceptions, 3 fumbles lost). Since then however, the Bills have completely flipped the figure.

Since Week 5, Buffalo is tied for the league lead in fewest giveaways. The Bills have just two giveaways since October 6 (1 interception, 1 fumble lost), which is tied with New Orleans for the fewest cough-ups over that span.

Buffalo admittedly has been a bit fortunate. They have had eight fumbles over their last six games but have lost just one.

Meanwhile Josh Allen has done a much better job of taking care of the football when passing. Now at 163 pass attempts and counting without an interception, Allen currently ranks second in the league in most consecutive pass attempts without an INT behind Minnesota's Kirk Cousins (177).

Sunday's game was the fifth time this season the Bills did not commit a turnover. It's their most in a season since 2017 when they had eight games without a giveaway.

Other numbers to note

817 – John Brown's receiving yardage total, which currently ranks second in the AFC.

2.45 – John Brown's yards receiving per pass attempt ranks fourth in the league behind only Michael Thomas (NO), Stefon Diggs (MIN) and Courtland Sutton (DEN).

17.1 – John Brown's receiving average on third down receptions this season.

6.1 – Devin Singletary's yards per carry average, which ranks second in the league to Baltimore's Lamar Jackson.

22 – The number of consecutive opponents the Bills have held under 400 total net yards, which is the longest current streak in the NFL.

10 & 7 – With his rushing touchdown on Sunday to give him seven on the season, Josh Allen now has two consecutive seasons with at least 10 touchdown passes and seven touchdown runs, making him the second player in NFL history to do so (Cam Newton, 2011-12).

22 games – Josh Allen also scored his 15th career rushing touchdown Sunday, making him the second fastest to 15 rushing TDs by a QB in NFL annals. Cam Newton was the only one to do it in fewer games (18) among quarterbacks.

30.4 – The Bills now lead the league in kick return average, thanks in part to Andre Roberts 44-yard kick return in last Sunday's game at Miami.

83.6% - Odds of making playoffs for teams who start the season 7-3.

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