1. Defense's turnover hot streak continues
The Bills secondary played a big part in Buffalo's 34-24 win over the 49ers on Monday night. Safety Micah Hyde and cornerback Tre'Davious White both intercepted passes from 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens. White is now up to three interceptions this season. The defensive backs helped limit receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk to under 100 receiving yards. White said it wasn't the defense's best game, but they still came out and attacked by forcing turnovers and holding the 49ers to only 86 rushing yards.
"That's what we are -- we're an attack-oriented defense," White said. "We want to put the pressure on the quarterback and make the game one-dimensional, try to take out the run game and make the game easier by putting it in the quarterback's hands and make him throw it. That's definitely always our plan to come out and be the aggressor."
Hyde led the team with 12 total tackles and picked up his first interception of the season against San Francisco. Since Week 7, the Bills rank second with eight interceptions and fourth with 12 takeaways. Hyde explained the team has been patiently waiting to force turnovers after having only two interceptions, which ranked 28th, in the first six games.
"As of late they've been coming and executing on defense is big," Hyde said. "I feel like those turnovers were a big part of today's win obviously mine getting us down, I think we got three off of it. Tre'Davious' pick was huge down in the red zone near the goal line. We've just been patient all season and finally they're coming in bunches."
2. Stefon Diggs hits 1K
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs continues to add to the reasons why Buffalo is thankful to have him as a part of their roster. Diggs totaled 10 receptions for 92 receiving yards on Monday night and eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for receiving yards this season. The receiver now has 1,037 receiving yards through 12 games. It's his third-straight season he has had at least 1,000 receiving yards.
Diggs' records for the 2020 season so far don't stop at receiving yards. His 90 total receptions this season are the most for a Bills receiver through 12 games. He also has the fifth-most receptions by a Bills receiver in a single season surpassing 88 catches by Andre Reed in 1989 and Eric Moulds in 2004. Bills quarterback Josh Allen said the numbers Diggs has been putting up reflect how valuable he is to the team.
"He's one of the best in the league, if not the best receiver in the league," Allen said. "He's constantly getting open, making plays. He brings a lot of juice and a lot of energy to our team and lucky that he's on our team."
3. Tyler Bass in the record books again
With 10 total points against the 49ers, rookie kicker Tyler Bass holds the new team record for most points by a rookie or first-year player. Bass has 105 points which surpasses Pete Gogolak's 102 points in 1964. The rookie kicker has also scored at least 10 points in four games this season. Bills offensive lineman Mitch Morse said when Bass is in the game, the team has confidence in his consistency.
"He just has some moxie about him," Morse explained. "He knows he's going to make his kicks. He's really playing consistent football. We trust him out there. I think as a rookie you kind of go through these ebbs and flows, and I think he's really kind of coming into his own. We trust him that when he is in the game he's going to do his job. He's done that pretty well."