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14 numbers fans need to know about the Bills from Week 9

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1 > On Sunday, Josh Allen became the only quarterback in league history to accumulate 2,500 or more passing yards, 19 or more passing touchdowns and five or more rushing touchdowns in a season's first nine games.

81.6% > Josh Allen's completion percentage in the Week 9 win over Seattle was the highest single-game connection rate of his career. His previous high was a 79 percent completion rate on Thanksgiving last season in the win over the Cowboys. It's also the highest in a game by a Bills QB since Trent Edwards team-record 83.3 completion percentage game against San Diego in 2008.

27 > Buffalo's total first downs in Sunday's game marked their ninth straight game with 20 or more first downs tying the second-longest streak in team annals (1975). They are the 13th team in league history to do so. Even more interesting is according to Warren Sharp, the last two teams to rack up 20 or more first downs in their first nine games reached the Super Bowl (2017 Patriots, 2018 Rams).

With 20 or more first downs this week against Arizona, the Bills could tie the club record streak of 10 set in 1992, as that Bills team is obviously one of the aforementioned 13 teams in NFL history. And we all know where they wound up that season.

58:35 > The total time in regulation that the Bills held the led on the scoreboard against the Seahawks in Sunday's victory. Buffalo never trailed in the game with the only time in which they were tied with Seattle was in the first 1:25 of regulation that the game was scoreless.

The Seahawks had never trailed entering the fourth quarter this season but were down by a touchdown on Sunday.

2012 > This was the year when Russell Wilson last lost to an AFC East team. The Seahawks QB came into Sunday's game against the Bills with a 9-1 career record vs. the AFC East. His only loss was to Miami in Week 12 of the 2012 season, his rookie year. Sunday's 44-34 loss to the Bills was his first against an AFC East opponent in almost eight years.

1st > Stefon Diggs receptions (63) and receiving yardage (813) totals for the season now lead the NFL. The Bills top wideout had led the AFC in those two categories for several weeks, but after his nine-catch, 118-yard performance Sunday he leads the league in both statistics.

His 63 receptions also tie a team record for most catches through the first nine games of a season (Eric Moulds, 63 in 2000).

16 > Buffalo's defense had 16 total hits on Seattle QB Russell Wilson on Sunday. Their five sacks and 11 quarterback hits were the highest total recorded in a single game on an opposing quarterback this season according to FOX Sports. The five sacks on Wilson was a season high on the Seahawks QB.

4 > By now most everyone knows the Bills had four turnovers in Sunday's win, but the four giveaways by Russell Wilson (2 INTs, 2 fumbles lost) tied for the most in a single game in his career. The last time it happened to Wilson was in 2016 against the Packers.

8 years > Tre'Davious White had two takeaways Sunday with an interception and a fumble recovery, which led to 10 points for Buffalo in the win. White was the first Bills player to record an INT and a fumble recovery in the same game since Jordan Poyer did it against the Steelers last December. He's the first Bills player to do it in a home game since Jairus Byrd did it against the Dolphins on Nov. 15th, 2012.

194 > This was the total number of yards after the catch accumulated by Buffalo's receiving targets in Sunday's victory. It marked a season high for the Bills and was the fifth-most in the league for Week 9.

10.9 > Josh Allen averaged 10.9 yards per pass attempt on Sunday, marking just the second time in his career that his average in that category in a game has been over 10. It's the second-highest average attempt rate of his career. It's topped only by his 11.86 yards per attempt rate in the win over Miami in Week 2.

29.9 & 12.9 > Andre Roberts kick return average and punt return average rank third and fourth in the league respectively. Roberts is the only return man in the league to rank in the top five in both return disciplines this season.

74 > Tyler Bass' point total is tied for the AFC lead in scoring and is tied for third in the league. Bass has 26 extra points and 16 field goals on the season.

36 > Bass is also tied for the fifth-most touchbacks in the league with 36 and has the 11th-highest touchback rate in the NFL (69.2%).

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