1. Three stats that may help the Bills in Cleveland
Cleveland Browns wide receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry average 72 and 69 yards per game, respectively. The Browns leading receivers have combined for three games over 100 reception yards but don’t expect the next one to happen on Sunday against the Bills. Here are three stats to keep in mind as the Bills prepare to face Cleveland on Sunday.
- Buffalo is the only team in the NFL to have not allowed a 100-yard receiver in 2019.
- The Bills have won four of the past five games against the Browns, more than doubling them in rushing yards per game, 174.2 to 82.0. The last Browns coach to beat the Bills was Rob Chudzinski in October 2013.
- If Buffalo finds themselves down in the fourth quarter the Bills have been able to hold teams from scoring while reaching the end zone themselves. Buffalo ranks third in the NFL in fourth quarter point differential at +33. Only the Cowboys (+49) and Ravens (+35) are better.
2. Sports Illustrated praises Buffalo’s consistency
Good teams win the games they should and the Bills at 6-2 have done just that says Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated’s MMQB.
Say this about the 6-2 Bills—they win the games which they should. They’ve beaten the Jets, Giants, Bengals, Titans, Dolphins and now Redskins, and lost to the Patriots and Eagles. And that’s not to discredit them. In fact, it’s a tribute to the consistency of effort from Sean McDermott’s young, growing group.
Buffalo still has five games against teams with a .500 or below record. Buffalo has already matched last season’s win total of six.
3. Cole Beasley: What makes Josh Allen special
Cole Beasley and Josh Allen have a stringed together three straight games of touchdowns. Beasley has three total touchdowns for the season. Beasley joined the Bills and immediately stated how much he’s going to be in Allen’s ear.
What surprised Beasley the most was Allen’s calm demeanor during games.
“Everyone knows that he has the physical tools but what makes a great quarterback is how they deal with things mentally and the ups and downs of the game. He does a good job of staying levelheaded throughout everything,” Beasley said on the Jim Rome Show. “Whether a bad play or a good play he remains the same guy, he just moves on to the next play and keeps moving forward. That’s what you want to see out of your quarterback and your leader. I love playing with him so far and I can’t wait to keep building this chemistry together and getting better and better. The sky is the limit for him, he’s so athletic, he can chuck it anywhere on the field. I’m excited for him he has a bright future.”
So far Beasley and Allen have connected 35 times for a total of 337 yards.