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12 fast facts from the Bills win over the Lions

  1. The Bills defense leads the NFL in two categories – rushing yards per game allowed (71.0) and third down efficiency (31.8%) ... The Bills are tied for the NFL lead with a +6 turnover margin (New England, San Diego and Green Bay).
  1. The Buffalo Bills are one of two NFL teams (NY Jets) with three players with 3.0 or more sacks (Marcell Dareus 5.0, Mario Williams 3.5 and Jerry Hughes 3.0).
  1. Marcell Dareus posted a personal single-game high of 3.0 sacks. His sack total is the highest single-game total for a defensive player in the AFC.
  1. Kyle Orton became the first Bills quarterback to throw for 300 yards (308) since Ryan Fitzpatrick (337) at New England 11/11/12.
  1. Orton is the fifth NFL quarterback since 1960 to record a 300-yard passing game with five teams in his career joining Kerry Collins, Steve Deberg, Gus Frerotte, and Vinny Testeverde.
  1. Orton also tied a team record by completing passes to 10 different receivers (Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Tennessee 12/4/11).
  1. Sammy Watkins' 24 receptions in his first five games is tied for the most by a Bills rookie (Jerry Butler in 1979).
  1. With seven receptions, Fred Jackson became the first Bills running back to produce six-plus receptions in three consecutive games.
  1. Jackson also combined for 107 scrimmage yards to produce his 32nd career 100-plus scrimmage yardage game.
  1. Dan Carpenter 58-yard game-winning kick was the longest in the NFL in the last 10 seconds of the fourth quarter since Josh Scobee's 59-yard field on October 3, 2010 (for Jacksonville against Indianapolis).
  1. Carpenter's kick was also the second-longest in team history (Steve Christie 59 yards vs. Miami 9/26/93) and the second-longest of his career (60-yarder w/ Miami vs. Cleveland 12/5/10).
  1. Carpenter is now the Bills all-time leader in field goal accuracy percentage at 90.19 % (46 of 51). Rian Lindell is second at 83.33 % (225 of 270).
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