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Bills Today | Pro Football Focus names A.J. Klein to its team of the week

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1. Pro Football Focus names A.J. Klein to its team of the week

A.J. Klein had his best game as a Buffalo Bill against the Seahawks on Sunday. The veteran linebacker had five tackles, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and recovery, four quarterback hits and one pass defensed. That type of performance landed him on PFF’s Team of the Week for Week 9. Klein has 2.5 sacks through nine games which ties the most sacks he's had in a season. Leslie Frazier talked about what stood out and impressed him about Klein's play in the game.

"His blitzing ability and the way he was waiting on the backs when he was faced with running backs trying to block him," Frazier said. "Then when he had free access to the quarterback, not missing those layups, and getting those big hits on the quarterback. Probably the most impressive sack was the one where he caused a fumble and had the awareness to recover the ball as well. That set our offense up for points, that was a huge play in the game and just a terrific effort by A.J."

2. Three records that were set in Sunday's win

The NFL Research team put together the best stats and records achieved in week nine. The Bills and Josh Allen were involved in three of those record-breaking stats.

  • Josh Allen had his second game this season with at least 400 passing yards, at least 3 passing touchdowns, 0 interceptions and a 130+ passer rating on Sunday against the Seahawks (his other such game was in Week 2 against the Dolphins). Allen is the first player in the Super Bowl era with multiple such games in a single season.
  • Allen had 415 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown in the Bills' win over the Seahawks on Sunday. Allen is the first player in Bills history with at least 400 passing yards, at least 3 passing touchdowns, and at least 1 rushing touchdown in a single game. He is also the first player to ever hit those thresholds in a game against the Seahawks.
  • The Bills scored 44 points in their win over the Seahawks on Sunday, the most points Pete Carroll has ever allowed in a game as an NFL head coach. The previous record was 42 points by the Chiefs in Week 12, 2010, and the Rams in Week 15, 2017.

3. Sean McDermott gives praise to the offensive linemen

The Bills offensive line is one of the deepest position groups that the team has. They proved that on Sunday with all eight active offensive linemen playing snaps at different positions due to injuries. Mitch Morse was out to start the game, so Jon Feliciano started at center. Then three more starting linemen were on and off the field throughout the game. The Bills were still able to stay productive even with the injuries up front with 420 yards on offense and 44 points. McDermott had high praise for the unit and calls them a nice bond of brothers. 

"I think they're resilient, McDermott stated. "They're highly competitive guys to start off and it's interesting, they have formed this kind of pack mentality there while competing with one another. They're a nice bond of brothers, so that's fun to watch and It's good to have. I just loved yesterday when some of those guys, unfortunately, did go down, their replacement who was jogging on the field was coming to check on them first. As opposed to just being a competitor, you go out there you're buckled up, hey it's my chance I'm going to get to that huddle. They had the wherewithal to go over and check on their teammates first that was hurt, and I think that says a lot about the guys."

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