1. These three Bills made PFF’s Week 9 Team of the Week
Several Bills posted impressive performances over the Redskins, which earned Buffalo a 24-9 win. Quinton Spain, Jerry Hughes and Jordan Poyer had notable games which earned them each a spot on PFF’s Team of the Week.
LG QUINTON SPAIN
Not only did Spain not allow a single pressure across his 23 pass-blocking snaps, but he also paved the way for Bills running backs with his efforts up front.
EDGE JERRY HUGHES
Hughes recorded four defensive stops and zero missed tackles en route to an overall solid performance from the veteran edge defender. He wasn’t particularly spectacular in any one area, but he limited his mistakes and earned strong marks in both run and pass defense.
S JORDAN POYER
Poyer forced a fumble and allowed zero yards in coverage across his 49 defensive snaps on Sunday. He continues to fly under the radar as one of the NFL’s premier safeties.
2. Devin Singletary earned this recognition from Yahoo.com
Yahoo Sports’ Frank Schwab made a list of his Week 9 winners and losers, the Bills made it onto the winners side. Rookie Devin Singletary made the list after his 140 all-purpose yard and one touchdown day.
The Buffalo Bills’ new playmaker: It was a matter of time before Devin Singletary became a big factor for the Bills’ offense.
The rookie running back has looked good in stretches, but injuries knocked him out for a while. Frank Gore was a good fill-in, but the Bills need dynamic playmakers and Singletary has that ability. He showed it on Sunday.
Singletary had 95 yards rushing, 45 yards receiving and a touchdown in the Bills’ 24-9 win over the Washington Redskins. It seemed clear that Singletary was the No. 1 option ahead of Gore, and that was bound to happen. Gore has had a great career, but Singletary provides far more big-play ability.
The Bills have been better on offense this season and are cruising toward a wild-card berth. They became more dangerous if Singletary keeps this up.
3. WR coach Chad Hall nominated for the NFL's Salute to Service award
The NFL announced its nominees for the ninth annual Salute to Service Award presented by USAA. The award recognizes players, coaches, personnel and legends who show their support to the military community. The nominees are chosen by each NFL team. The Bills nominated wide receivers coach Chad Hall.
CHAD HALL (Wide Receivers Coach)
Throughout his career, Chad Hall has held many titles – including a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, NFL wide receiver, and most recently Buffalo Bills Wide Receivers coach. After graduating high school, Hall was rewarded an appointment to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, where his military career began. After serving four years at the Air Force Academy, Hall graduated and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for two years where he became an Aircraft Maintenance Officer in the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit.
In this role, Hall led over 300 troops and maintained F-16 Fighting Falcons. Throughout his service, he still had one goal – to play in the NFL. He put his country and job first, but during his free time, he trained in pursuit of his dream. The military instilled discipline and a set of values that Hall carried in to his on-field performance as a wide receiver for the Eagles, 49ers and Chiefs. During his NFL playing career, Hall assisted at the Air Force recruiting office and shaved his head to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Foundation. Before his final year of playing, Hall founded "Pigskin Patriots," a non-profit organization that holds free football and cheerleading camps on military bases around the United States for children of military families. The goal of the organization is to build the character of tomorrow's future leaders while creating a day they will remember forever.
The finalists for the award will be announced in January, with the winner being recognized at NFL Honors the night before Super Bowl LIV.