1. Frank Gore hits another NFL milestone
It seems like every week Frank Gore reaches a new milestone. That will happen when you’ve played 216 games, the third-most of any running back in history. On Sunday, Gore became the fifth player in NFL history to accumulate 19,000 yards from scrimmage for his career.
Gore has the most yards from scrimmage of any active NFL player and sits behind the group of Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton and Marshall Faulk on the list. Gore only needs 140 more yards to surpass Faulk’s total of 19,154.
Gore remains fourth on the NFL all-time list in rushing yards with his 34-yard performance to put him at 15,170 yards. He’s 99 yards behind Barry Sanders for the number three spot. Gore will likely pass that this season.
2. Matt Milano shows value to Bills defense in return from injury
Matt Milano returned from his hamstring injury with a vengeance. Milano was inactive for the Week 7 win against Miami but a full week of practice had Milano back on the field for Sunday and he showed just how important he is to the Bills defense.
Milano had a game-high 13 tackles, setting a new career high. His previous high was 11 against Indianapolis on Dec. 10, 2017, his rookie season. It’s Milano’s first 10-plus tackle game since getting 10 against Tennessee on Oct. 7, 2018.
“For Matt, I’m pretty sure being out for two weeks and jumping back and forth was probably a little different for him today, but he’s a pro,” linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. “If you ask him, he’s not going to make any excuses at all and neither are we as a defense.”
Milano recorded the most tackles of any Bills player this season.
3. Upcoming schedule will give Buffalo plenty of opportunity to make a run
There’s no reason to hit the panic button yet. At 5-2, the Bills are second place in the AFC East and still hold the top spot in the Wild Card race. New England may be undefeated but Buffalo is still in the hunt for the division. These next four weeks could be the difference-maker.
Buffalo will play the Redskins at home, then Cleveland and Miami on the road, then return home to play Denver. The current combined record of their next four opponents is 5-24, a combined .208 winning percentage.
New England will play the Ravens, Eagles, Cowboys and Texans over the next four games. Three of those games (Ravens, Eagles, Texans) are on the road.