1. Wide receiver John Brown is setting Bills records
John Brown has been a pretty special addition to the Bills throughout the first nine games. He quickly became Josh Allen’s favorite target and has proven to be more than a deep threat in Brian Daboll’s offense.
On Sunday, Brown became the first Bill in franchise history to record four receptions and 50 yards receiving in nine straight games, passing Andre Reed’s record of eight games in 1988-89. He’s the first Bill to open the season with nine games of 50-plus receiving yards since Eric Moulds in 2002.
Brown wasn’t the receiver on the play, but the Bills also surpassed 300,000 offensive scrimmage yards in franchise history. The milestone was reached on a seven-yard pass in the second quarter from Allen to Roberts.
And while Allen didn’t pass for a touchdown on Sunday, he finished with two rushing touchdowns. His career total is at 14 and ties Tyrod Taylor for second-most all time by a Bills quarterback. Only Jack Kemp (25) has tallied more.
Allen has now produced multiple touchdowns in five consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL. His five-game streak is also the longest by a Bill in one season since Drew Bledsoe’s five-game streak in 2002.
2. Buffalo’s most important goal-line play came from the defense
The highlight of Buffalo’s Sunday was an eight-play goal line stand that resulted in keeping the Browns from adding a second touchdown in the first quarter. All eight plays happened inside the five-yard line and Cleveland ran seven of the plays from the one-yard line.
Tremaine Edmunds has never been a part of a goal line stand like that before
“No I haven’t. That just shows the type of guys we have. Guys that have that fight in them and don’t give up,” Edmunds said. “We stress it all the time, you win games on field goals and takeaways. I take my hat off to everybody out there. Everyone balled out.”
Trent Murphy shared similar sentiments.
“I have been a part of some cool goal-line stands and some tough defenses, but I do not think I have ever gone a full two series on the two-yard line,” Murphy said. “That was awesome. I will remember that forever. I would have liked the outcome today to be different, but it is still a positive.”
The Bills have struggled defensively in the red zone this season and this could be a turning point for that area of play the rest of the season.
“It was a crazy sequence right there,” Jordan Poyer said. “Our defense was able to step up and make those big plays. It huge for our team and something we definitely want to build off.”
3. Bills focused on getting better heading into Miami-week
Jon Feliciano put it simple on how the Bills locker room feels.
“It sucks,” Feliciano said.
Buffalo was disappointed with themselves after losing to the Cleveland Browns. Now they’ll take their performance and use it to get better and prevent losses from piling up when they play the Miami Dolphins this Sunday.
“We have to go back to the drawing board,” Levi Wallace said. “For me personally, just try to figure out how to execute a little bit better and minimize the yards.”
Part of the Bills recuperation process will be to watch all of the game film today.
“We have to come back to work next week,” Feliciano said. “It’s one game and it’s unfortunate. We don’t want to lose, especially when there is Cleveland Browns gear in our locker room. But besides that we are good.”
Dion Dawkins left the game still feeling the same confidence he’s had in the team all season.
“As the game goes, I have 100% confidence in everybody on that field,” Dawkins said. “Until that clock says zero, I think we have every chance in the world to win. Unfortunately, today we fell short.”