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Key milestones and records from the Bills 2023 regular season

Josh Allen (17) celebrates Khalil Shakir touchdown. Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets, Regular Season, November 19, 2023 at Highmark Stadium.
Josh Allen (17) celebrates Khalil Shakir touchdown. Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets, Regular Season, November 19, 2023 at Highmark Stadium.

The Bills are back in the postseason after fighting back from a 6-6 record to win the AFC East and claim the No. 2 seed in the AFC with an 11-6 record.

Here is a look at significant accomplishments by the team over the course of the regular season.

Week 1 at New York Jets

  • DE Leonard Floyd makes his first sack as a Buffalo Bill.
  • WR Stefon Diggs catches his 30th touchdown pass as a Buffalo Bill to break a tie with Jerry Butler for the sixth-most receiving TDs in team history.

Week 2 vs. Las Vegas Raiders

  • QB Josh Allen's 13 straight completions tie a career high and rank third in team history.
  • Buffalo earns their third consecutive win against the Raiders, the team's longest winning streak vs. the Raiders since a four-game streak from 1988-1991 (including playoffs).
  • The Bills hold Raiders running back Josh Jacobs to -2 yards rushing yards on nine carries, marking the first time since at least 1970 that the reigning NFL rushing champion finished a game with negative rushing yardage.
  • TE Dawson Knox ties Jay Riemersma (20) for the second-most receiving touchdowns in a career by a Bills tight end.

Week 3 vs. Washington Commanders

  • LB Terrel Bernard is the first Bill and first NFL player since Bears HOF LB Brian Urlacher in 2007 to record at least 2.0 sacks, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery in the same game.
  • WR Stefon Diggs passes the 9,000 receiving yard mark for his career, becoming just one of six active players with 9,000+ receiving yards.
  • DE A.J. Epenesa returns his first career interception for a touchdown, Buffalo's first pick six by a DL since Aaron Schobel in 2009.
  • Sean McDermott coaches his 100th regular season game as head coach of the Bills.
  • The Bills' nine sacks tie for the third-most in team history.

Week 4 vs. Miami Dolphins

  • QB Josh Allen's perfect passer rating of 158.3 marks a new career high, joining Doug Flutie as the only two Bills' quarterbacks to record perfect passer ratings.
  • Allen's 84.0 completion percentage is both a career-high and a franchise record.
  • Allen's four passing touchdowns extend his NFL record 12-game streak with multiple passing touchdowns against a single opponent. He also becomes the second player in NFL history with 300+ passing yards, 4+ passing TDs, 1+ rushing TDs & a perfect passer rating in a single game. 
  • WR Stefon Diggs records three touchdowns in a single game for the third time as a Buffalo Bill, passing Lee Evans for the most such games in team history.
  • Diggs also records his fourth career game with 120+ receiving yards and 3+ receiving TDs. He joins Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice (9), HOF WR Randy Moss (7), WR Wesley Walker (4) & HOF WR Marvin Harrison (4) as the only players with 4+ such games since 1970.

Week 5 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (London)

  • WR Stefon Diggs passes Frank Lewis for the fifth-most receiving yards in team history and ties Bob Chandler for the fifth-most receiving touchdowns.
  • WR Gabe Davis' touchdown reception marks his fourth straight game with a touchdown catch, a career-high.

Week 6 vs. New York Giants

  • QB Josh Allen throws his 150th and 151st career touchdown passes, taking just 82 career games to do so, the fifth-fastest pace in NFL history
  • WR Stefon Diggs tallied 10 receptions for 100 yards, marking his fourth-straight 100-yard game, a new team record.
  • Buffalo wins its fifth consecutive Sunday Night Football game, surpassing a four-game win streak from 1998-2000.

Week 7 at New England Patriots

  • QB Josh Allen surpasses 20,000 passing yards in his career with 265 passing yards vs. the Patriots.
  • TE Dalton Kincaid records eight receptions for 75 yards, both career-highs for the rookie tight end.

Week 8 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • QB Josh Allen ties Steve Young (43) for second place on the NFL's all-time list for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, trailing only Cam Newton (75).
  • WR Gabe Davis has a career-high 9 receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown.
  • WR Khalil Shakir tallies single-game career highs with 6 receptions for 92 yards.
  • DT Ed Oliver ties his 2019 career-high sack total with 5.

Week 9 at Cincinnati Bengals

  • QB Josh Allen breaks a tie with Steve Young for the second-most career rushing touchdowns by a QB (44).
  • TE Dalton Kincaid sets career-high in receptions (10).

Week 10 vs. Denver Broncos

  • QB Josh Allen ties Jim Kelly's team record of 18th consecutive game with a TD pass.

Week 11 vs. New York Jets

  • HC Sean McDermott wins 68th game as Bills head coach, tying Lou Saban for second-most in franchise history.
  • DE Leonard Floyd tallies 2.5 sacks to become first Bill since Bruce Smith (1990) with multiple sacks in both games of the season series vs. Jets.
  • WR Khalil Shakir's 81-yard TD reception was the longest of the NFL season to that point.
  • QB Josh Allen has three total TDs to get to 206 for his career, setting an NFL record for most in a player's first six seasons.
  • Allen breaks Jim Kelly's team record with 19th consecutive game with a TD pass.
  • CB Rasul Douglas becomes the first Bill since 1998 to tally two interceptions and a fumble recovery in a single game.

Week 12 at Philadelphia Eagles

  • K Tyler Bass makes 100th career field goal.
  • QB Josh Allen joins Cam Newton as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to have four seasons with 8+ rushing touchdowns.

Week 14 at Kansas City Chiefs

  • Bills become first team to beat Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes three times in the regular season in his career.
  • Buffalo improves to 7-0 all-time after the bye under Sean McDermott.
  • HC Sean McDermott wins 69th game as Bills head coach, surpassing Lou Saban for second-most in franchise history.
  • QB Josh Allen ties Cam Newton for most career rushing TDs in a QB's first six seasons (48).
  • K Tyler Bass kicks his first game-winning field goal of the season.

Week 15 vs. Dallas Cowboys

  • Bills rush for 266 yards, most in a single game in the Sean McDermott era.
  • RB James Cook records career-high 221 scrimmage yards, most by a Bill since Fred Jackson in 2009 and third-most by a player in 2023 season.
  • WR Stefon Diggs surpasses 1,000 yards receiving on the season, becoming the first player in team history with four consecutive 1,000 receiving yard seasons.
  • QB Josh Allen records 10th game this season with 1+ passing and 1+ rushing TD, setting an NFL record.

Week 16 at Los Angeles Chargers

  • QB Josh Allen becomes the first player in NFL history to record 40 total touchdowns in four consecutive seasons.
  • DT Ed Oliver sets career high of 8.5 sacks in a single season.

Week 17 vs. New England Patriots

  • Bills defense forces three first quarter takeaways, most by an NFL team since 2020.
  • Bills record 10th victory of the season, setting a franchise record fifth consecutive season with 10+ wins.
  • LB Terrel Bernard is the first player since 1991 (Eagles LB Seth Joyner) to tally a season with 6+ sacks, 3+ INT and 3+ fumble recoveries.
  • CB Rasul Douglas becomes first Bill to record 2 INT and return one for a TD since 2016.
  • DT Ed Oliver records first career INT.
  • TE Dalton Kincaid breaks the team record for most catches in a rookie season (66).
  • QB Josh Allen rushes for 15th TD this season, tying Jalen Hurts (2023) for most rushing TDs all-time in a season by a QB.
  • K Tyler Bass moves into fourth place on Bills all-time scoring list (523 points).
  • WR Stefon Diggs surpasses 800 career receptions, becoming the youngest player (30 years, 32 days) in NFL history to do so.

Week 18 at Miami Dolphins

  • Buffalo wins the AFC East for the fourth consecutive season, marking the third time in franchise history with a streak of four straight division titles.
  • Second time in team history with a 5+ season streak of playoff appearances.
  • Bills reach 11+ wins for fourth straight season, tying longest streak in team history.
  • Defense records 54th sack of the season, second most in a single season in team history.
  • WR Deonte Harty's 96-yard punt return is the longest in team history.
  • TE Dalton Kincaid finishes the season with 73 receptions, surpassing Pete Metzelaars for most catches by a Bills TE in a single season.
  • Kincaid is one of four NFL rookie TEs since 1960 with 70+ receptions in a season.
  • QB Josh Allen sets NFL record with 9th career game of passing for 300+ yards and rushing for 50+ yards.
  • Allen becomes the only player in NFL history with statline of: 350+ pass yards, 65+ rush yards and 75%+ completion rate in a single game.
  • Allen finishes the season leading the NFL in total TDs (44) and total yards (4,830).

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