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Second Down – Week 10

Name that player
James Hardy recorded his second receiving touchdown of the season on Sunday. Who were the last two Bills rookie/first year players to post at least two receiving touchdowns in their first NFL season?

McKelvin boosts average
Leodis McKelvin's kick return average looks a lot healthier after his 85-yard return late in the game Sunday. The rookie averaged 46 yards per return in the game and posted his fifth 100-yard return game of the season marking the fifth time a Bills player has had five or more 100-yard return games in a single season.

His 85-yard return was the second longest non-scoring kickoff return in team history. Terrence McGee had an 88-yarder in 2006 at Indianapolis.

McKelvin is now in third place in team annals for most kick return yards by a rookie or first year player with 888 yards. Only Max Anderson (971) and Eric Moulds (1,205) had more.

Moorman on the money
Brian Moorman had one of his most effective days of the season pinning the Patriots inside their own 20-yard line four times Sunday.

Moorman also had a 60-yarder early in the game marking the eighth time in nine games this season that he has had at least one 50-yard effort.

The Bills punter also had a very impressive net average of 39.6 as the duo of Wes Welker and Kevin Faulk were able to return just one punt for 10 yards.

Lindell now number two
With his 25-yard field goal in the second quarter of Sunday's game at New England, Rian Lindell moved into second place on the Bills franchise list for successful field goals. Lindell has now made 134 field goals for Buffalo moving ahead of Scott Norwood (133). Only Steve Christie has more with 234.

Poz at top of AFC tackle pace
With six more tackles Sunday against New England, Paul Posluszny is near the top in the AFC in tackles. The Bills middle linebacker now has 56 tackles on the season, which puts him in a tie for third in the American conference with Indianapolis' Gary Brackett.

Only Oakland's Kirk Morrison and Denver's D.J. Williams have more.

Stroud-Wilson combo
Marcus Stroud and George Wilson combined for the biggest defensive play of the day as they sacked Matt Cassel and forced a turnover. Stroud was responsible for the forced fumble and Wilson recovered the loose ball. It was Wilson's first participation in a sack and second career fumble recovery. Stroud leads the team in sacks this season with 2.5.

Evans climbing Bills chartsThough he had just two catches on Sunday, it was enough to vault Lee Evans into ninth place on the team's all-time receptions list as he moved past Frank Lewis (269). Evans now has 270 catches in his Bills career.

Name that player answer
Lee Evans and Tim Euhus were the last two rookie/first year players to record at least two receiving touchdown in their first NFL seasons. Evans had nine touchdown catches his rookie year, while the tight end Euhus had two.

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