Skip to main content

Second down – Week 11

Name that player
Marshawn Lynch recorded 10 receptions in the game, a career high and the second most by a Bills player on Monday Night Football. What former Bills player holds the record for most receptions in a Monday Night game?

Lynch gains ground
In addition to his personal best receiving night, Lynch also cracked the century mark for the first time this season with a game-high 119 yards. It was his fourth career 100-yard rushing game.

With 58 receiving yards Lynch also set a career-high 177 total yards from scrimmage. Lynch also posted the first receiving touchdown of his career with his 18-yard catch and run to the end zone.

Jackson adds punch
Fred Jackson also had a season best rushing day putting up 60 yards on the ground. That gave the Bills their first pair of rushers each gaining 60 yards or more since Dec. 9, 2007 against Miami and Jackson had a career-high 115 yards and Lynch had 107.

Return skills
Leodis McKelvin finally busted one with his 98-yard kick return for a touchdown. His 185 total kickoff return yards tied for the third highest output in team annals. McKelvin now has four straight games in which he's posted 100 or more kick return yards.

His first return touchdown was also just the seventh in team history by a Bills rookie, with the last coming back on Nov. 26, 1996 when Eric Moulds went 97 yards for a touchdown against the Jets.

McKelvin now has a kick return average of 29 yards on the season.

Keeping him clean
For the second time this season, Buffalo's offensive line get Trent Edwards off the turf not allowing a single sack to the Browns. It was the first time since the Chargers game in Week 7.

The offensive line also had their best showing of the season when it came to run blocking as they broke open holes for Lynch and Jackson for their most productive rushing day of the year.

Mitchell makes difference
Bills linebacker Kawika Mitchell made his presence felt Monday night with five tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and three quarterback hits. Mitchell needs just one more sack this season to set a new single-season career high.

The loss to the Browns however, was the first game in his career that his team lost when he had a sack. Mitchell's teams were previously 10-0 in game in which he recorded a sack.

McGee spree
Though Braylon Edwards had eight receptions by the time the game was over, Bills cornerback Terrence McGee played a heck of a game against the playmaking receiver. McGee had almost as many plays on the ball as Edwards with a career-high six pass breakups.

Typically a deep threat, McGee prevented several deep completions in the game with Edwards' longest reception covering just 23 yards.

Stroud's crooked numbers
Much like Kawika Mitchell, Marcus Stroud also had a few crooked numbers in the stat column when the Monday night game was over. He too had five tackles, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hit and two batted passes.

Name that player answer
Bills Wall of Fame receiver Andre Reed holds the mark for most receptions in a Monday Night game when he pulled in 13 catches against the Broncos on Sept. 18, 1989.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.