Bills Record Breakers in 2006

Though the Bills missed out on the NFL's postseason party the team made many strides over the course of the season. Some of their accomplishments were more recognized than others as there were some franchise records broken in 2006 by the team and by individual players. Special thanks to head statistician Mike Haim.

Individual Records
Bills kicker Rian Lindell set the record for highest field goal percentage in a season with a minimum of 16 attempts as he went 23-25 in 2006 for a 92 percent success rate. The old record was held by Scott Norwood (86.5%, 32-37) who set the mark in 1988.

Lee Evans recorded the most receiving yards in a single game in Bills history with his electrifying 265-yard performance at Houston on Nov. 19. Jerry Butler held the previous mark (255 yards, 1979).

Ko Simpson set a mark for the most interception return yards in a game by a rookie when he took a Brett Favre interception back 76 yards against Green Bay on Nov. 5. The return was one yard better than Butch Byrd's 75-yard return that stood as the team record since 1964.

Brian Moorman was a busy man in Buffalo's Week Five game at Chicago, but he didn't disappoint. Buffalo's punter bested his own team record with a 57.83 gross punting average against the Bears. It was more than a full yard better than his previous franchise best in a single game back in 2003.

Roscoe Parrish's memorable 82-yard punt return for a touchdown against Jacksonville also played a big part in Parrish establishing a team record for most punt return yards in a game. The diminutive return man finished with 104 return yards in the game surpassing the previous franchise best held by Ike Hill who had 98 punt return yards back in 1971 against New England.

Terrence McGee didn't find the end zone on kickoff returns in 2006, and ironically on one return he set a team record by not scoring. McGee's 88-yard return at Indianapolis this season broke Don Beebe's record for longest non-scoring kickoff return. Beebe had an 85-yard return in the 1989 season.

New Team Records
Despite the fact that the Bills had one of the younger rosters in the league, and were instituting new offensive and defensive systems Buffalo did not commit many unforced errors. In fact Buffalo didn't draw many yellow flags at all. Over the 16 game the Bills were called for the fewest penalties in team history committing just 87 infractions. The old record was 89 set in 1995. In addition the team also set the record for fewest penalty yards with 629. That was one yard better than their previous best in a 16-game season (630 in 1993).

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